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U.S. immigration U-turn has Hispanics seeing 'light at end of tunnel'

Lizette (L), Ricardo (C) and Alicia, who immigrated from Mexico sit on their sofa at their home in Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2012. Ricardo, a 46-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, is among millions of Latino immigrants who, regardless of their immigration status, feel fresh optimism this week over newfound Republican willingness to consider immigration reform to avoid further alienating Hispanic voters who proved key to re-electing President Barack Obama. The Obama administration, in a move that boosted support among Latino voters, said in June it would relax deportation rules so that many young illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children can stay and work. Picture taken November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Lizette (L), Ricardo (C) and Alicia, who immigrated from Mexico sit on their sofa at their home in Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2012. Ricardo, a 46-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, is among millions of Latino immigrants who, regardless of...more

Lizette (L), Ricardo (C) and Alicia, who immigrated from Mexico sit on their sofa at their home in Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2012. Ricardo, a 46-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, is among millions of Latino immigrants who, regardless of their immigration status, feel fresh optimism this week over newfound Republican willingness to consider immigration reform to avoid further alienating Hispanic voters who proved key to re-electing President Barack Obama. The Obama administration, in a move that boosted support among Latino voters, said in June it would relax deportation rules so that many young illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children can stay and work. Picture taken November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
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Ricardo (L-R), Alicia, Lizette, Maria and Edgar who immigrated from Mexico are seen at their home in Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2012. Ricardo, a 46-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, is among millions of Latino immigrants who, regardless of their immigration status, feel fresh optimism this week over newfound Republican willingness to consider immigration reform to avoid further alienating Hispanic voters who proved key to re-electing President Barack Obama. The Obama administration, in a move that boosted support among Latino voters, said in June it would relax deportation rules so that many young illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children can stay and work. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Ricardo (L-R), Alicia, Lizette, Maria and Edgar who immigrated from Mexico are seen at their home in Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2012. Ricardo, a 46-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, is among millions of Latino immigrants who, regardless of...more

Ricardo (L-R), Alicia, Lizette, Maria and Edgar who immigrated from Mexico are seen at their home in Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2012. Ricardo, a 46-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, is among millions of Latino immigrants who, regardless of their immigration status, feel fresh optimism this week over newfound Republican willingness to consider immigration reform to avoid further alienating Hispanic voters who proved key to re-electing President Barack Obama. The Obama administration, in a move that boosted support among Latino voters, said in June it would relax deportation rules so that many young illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children can stay and work. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
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Ricardo (L-R), Alicia, Edgar, Maria and Lizette who immigrated from Mexico are seen at their home in Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Ricardo (L-R), Alicia, Edgar, Maria and Lizette who immigrated from Mexico are seen at their home in Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Ricardo (L-R), Alicia, Edgar, Maria and Lizette who immigrated from Mexico are seen at their home in Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
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Alicia (L), Maria (C) and Lizette who immigrated from Mexico talk to each other at their home in Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Alicia (L), Maria (C) and Lizette who immigrated from Mexico talk to each other at their home in Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Alicia (L), Maria (C) and Lizette who immigrated from Mexico talk to each other at their home in Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
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Mexican immigrants Ricardo (L) and Edgar, watch as Alicia, reaches for an item in the refrigerator at their home in Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Mexican immigrants Ricardo (L) and Edgar, watch as Alicia, reaches for an item in the refrigerator at their home in Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Mexican immigrants Ricardo (L) and Edgar, watch as Alicia, reaches for an item in the refrigerator at their home in Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
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Ricardo, who immigrated from Mexico, places dishes in his cabinet at his home in Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Ricardo, who immigrated from Mexico, places dishes in his cabinet at his home in Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Ricardo, who immigrated from Mexico, places dishes in his cabinet at his home in Phoenix, Arizona November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
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