Arizona’s new immigration law sparks lawsuits, protests, and a roadmap for reform

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Democrats unveiled a framework for immigration reform yesterday, just as cities across the country are bracing for big May Day protests by immigrant advocacy groups. The groups are hoping to put pressure on Washington to speed up changes to current laws, which some say endanger families with members that have come to the U.S. illegally.

Meanwhile, an Arizona police officer and a Latino group filed the first lawsuits against Arizona’s new law. Four other advocacy groups also announced that they are joining forces in the legal battle. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich discusses the reform’s roadmap laid out by the Democratic leadership and Republican reactions. We also speak to Valeria Fernandez, reporter for Feet in 2 Worlds, who is covering the protests and legal challenges from Phoenix.

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