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Immigrants play more vocal role in reform debate

The Statue Of Liberty can be seen as a Latin American dance group waits to perform Saturday, April 6, 2013, as immigrants and immigration advocates rally at Liberty State Park, in Jersey City, N.J. One of several demonstrations being held across the nation under the 'Time is Now' banner, the events are being held to urge Congress to pass immigration reform. They want to express their support for proposed changes in federal immigration laws that would put an estimated 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally on a path to citizenship. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

There was a time when Karina Galicia would change the subject when her friends brought up immigration. She constantly worried that she would be arrested if anyone found out she was living in the U.S. illegally. But after years of hiding it, she decided last year that telling her story would do more good than harm.

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