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The pathway to US citizenship begins in the back of a long, growing line




Arizona DREAM Act Coalition staff members, other advocacy group representatives and young immigrants line up in Phoenix last August for guidance about the federal program called Deferred Action, that would help illegal immigrants avoid deportation.
Arizona DREAM Act Coalition staff members, other advocacy group representatives and young immigrants line up in Phoenix last August for guidance about the federal program called Deferred Action, that would help illegal immigrants avoid deportation.
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Both the Senate and President Obama's proposals for immigration reform are clear on one thing: For the estimated 11-million undocumented workers living in the U.S., the pathway to citizenship begins in the "back of the line," behind everyone who's legally waiting.

But, it turns out there isn't one line, there are many. From the Fronteras Desk in San Diego, John Rosman explains.