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After two days on a bus to get to Washington, a group of 44 immigration reform advocates from Arizona gathered outside the Longworth House Office Building before trying, unsuccessfully, to get a hearing with House Speaker John Boehner. (Cronkite News Service photo by Pei Li)

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Arizona advocates try to take immigration appeal directly to Boehner

They rode for 43 hours in a bus from Phoenix, hoping to appeal to House Speaker John Boehner on immigration reform, but when they arrived at his office in Washington they were turned away.So the group of 44 Arizonans gathered in the hallway outside Boehner's district office Tuesday, singing and praying and vowing to wait - for a week or for a meeting with the speaker, whichever comes first.