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May Day: Immigration activists march to the White House to stop deportations




Activists hold signs and family photos in Lafayette Square outside the White House March 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. The activists gathered outside the White House to protest deportations that are happening while the United States debates immigration reform.
Activists hold signs and family photos in Lafayette Square outside the White House March 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. The activists gathered outside the White House to protest deportations that are happening while the United States debates immigration reform.
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For the fourth day in a row, immigration activists are marching to the White House in an effort to pressure President Obama into stopping deportations. It might be their only option. 

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In Congress, there were indications House Republicans would tackle immigration reform, but this week that door was slammed shut by House Speaker John Boehner. 

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KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde has been following this story and joins us now.