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Latinos Hold Lobby Day At Colorado Capitol

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DENVER (AP) - Latinos are making their case to Colorado legislators.

Hundreds of Latinos gathered for this year’s “Latina/o Advocacy Day,” which included a rally Monday at the state Capitol to call attention to proposed state budget cuts and how they would hurt the Latino community.

Afterward, participants met their legislators, sat in on committee hearings and discussed issues important to the Latino community.

Republicans in the Legislature have proposed immigration crackdowns, while Democrats in the Senate have talked about making it easier for residents who are illegal immigrants to go to state colleges and universities at in-state rates.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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