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Apr 10, 2013 8:37 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Immigration activists rally across California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Marches, rallies, prayer vigils and voter registration drives are planned across California as activists hope to shape the national immigration debate.

The events Wednesday will coincide with a demonstration in Washington, D.C., calling on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

The agricultural town of Hollister in Northern California will see a pro-immigrant candlelight vigil.

Organizers plan a drive to get people to register to vote in San Bernardino.

And a gathering in San Diego is being billed as marking "Undocumented Coming Out Day."

Events are also planned for San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Fresno and Bakersfield.

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