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Young Arizona immigrants fight for a piece of the American dream (access required)

Early in September, Reyna Montoya awoke to hear the heavy downpour outside her home in Mesa. She reacted the way most Arizonans would — with a giddy enthusiasm and a sense of wonder at seeing a million tears fall from the sky to wash away the desert heat. “We never get to see the rain here,” she said. Montoya, 21, was recounting the story to make a point: Arizona is her home and she’s not going anywhere.

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