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Conservative group sending Arizona DACA youth to lobby Congress

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A Koch brothers-funded group is sending young immigrants from Arizona and other western states to lobby Congress to push for immigration reform and money for border security initiatives.

The LIBRE Initiative announced last week it was sending immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally who now have temporary protective status to Washington to meet with lawmakers.

Young immigrants from New Mexico, Nevada and Utah, in addition to Arizona, will go to the nation’s capital to urge Congress to find a permanent solution.

The young immigrants were expected to share their stories and ask lawmakers for a bipartisan compromise.

Congress and President Donald Trump are locked in negotiations over funding for a border wall and avoiding another partial government shutdown.

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