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Women's issues move into immigration reform spotlight

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A woman embraces her child as they watch the group "Youth United For Justice" protest Arizona's new immigration law April 30, 2010 in Oakland, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Immigration reform is rarely thought of as specifically a women's issue, but it is central to the fight for women's equality. That's the argument of an organization of women calling themselves We Belong Together. 

The group formed on Mother's Day of 2010 in response to Arizona's tough immigration laws. This week, they are in Washington, D.C. joining with California senator Barbara Boxer to lobby for immigration reform that will keep families together and empower women.

For more on this, we're joined by Pramila Jayapal, co-chair of the "We Belong Together" campaign.

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