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    Immigration groups to step up pressure on Obama for reforms

    A coalition of community and faith-based pro-immigration groups who helped elect President Obama in 2008 will begin a series of town-hall meetings and news conferences Tuesday in California to tell the president that the nations immigration system is "broken" and to remind him of campaign pledges he made to fix it.

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  • "The governor's signature on AB60 opens a window of opportunity unfairly closed shut to millions of Californians in 1993," said Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. "The state Legislature and the governor recognize a driver's license makes our roads safer and offers a practical tool any Californian, regardless of immigration status, can use to conduct everyday tasks that greatly contribute to our state's growth."

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