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02/04/2014 08:04 am ET Updated Feb 04, 2014

Young Immigrants Head To Capitol With Demands

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Emboldened by revived prospects for immigration reform in Congress, a group of about 100 young immigrants from several states — including some legalized by President Obama’s “Dream Act” order and some in the U.S. illegally — held a boisterous meeting on Capitol Hill Monday and then scattered to various congressional offices to make a quieter case for their rights.

“Undocumented and unafraid!” they chanted in English and then in Spanish, pep-rally style, at a news conference in a normally sedate House conference room. “When our families are under attack, what do we do?” called out one visitor. “Stand up, fight back!” the rest shouted.

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