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The Center for American Progress and the American Constitution Society put forth immigration reform proposals that they hope can be a counter to state laws like Arizona's SB 1070. (Cronkite News Service photo by Colton Gavin)

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Groups chart alternative immigration reform course for states

Progressive groups said Monday that the pendulum on state-driven immigration reform has swung back from efforts like Arizona's SB 1070, creating a climate that makes it possible to push for alternative immigration reforms.