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Cynthia Diaz, a US citizen from Arizona, protests deportations with a group of immigrant activists outside the White House on April 8. Cynthia's mother was deported in 2011 and crossed back into the US from Mexico this March, and is now being detained in Arizona. (Alex Leary/The Tampa Bay Times/AP)

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President Obama may be ready to ease up on deportations, following reported recommendations under consideration by the Homeland Security secretary. That would please key elements of the Democratic base, but infuriate Republicans. 

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