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Pew: Deportation relief most important among Latino and Asian immigrants

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Immigration reform advocates stage a demonstration outside a detention facility run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on June 14, 2013 in New York City. John Moore/Getty Images

The LA City Council passed a resolution yesterday asking President Obama to halt the deportation of many immigrants. Similar resolutions are expected soon in San Francisco, San Jose and San Diego.

According to a new study out today from the Pew Research Center, deportation is one of the big sticking points in immigration reform, and it's also one of the most important issues to Latino immigrants here in the US. The report also looks at the differences in how Latinos and Asians feel about immigration reform.

Mark Lopez, associate director of the Pew Hispanic Center, joins the show to explain the findings. 

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