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May Day activists cheer state immigration laws

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By LAUREN GAMBINO
Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - As Congress considers a national immigration overhaul, a state-level push advancing rights for people in the U.S. illegally has picked up momentum across the country.

Among the patchwork changes to state law taking effect from Maryland to Oregon are provisions that lower tuition rates, advance employment opportunities and repeal recently approved hard-line regulations.

Crowds at May Day rallies across the nation cheered the developments and urged federal progress. Legislative action in several states, meanwhile, coincided with speeches and marches.

Many state-level proposals go beyond what is being discussed on Capitol Hill, and the shift shows lawmakers reacting to a pendulum swing in public opinion that helped usher many of them into office. But experts also say legislators have been spurred by halting progress in Washington, D.C.

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