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Rallies Nationwide Call for End to Deportations

"We've seen many of our families torn apart."

A sign held during the day of action in Washington, DC. (Photo: ndlon/cc/flickr)

A sign held during the day of action in Washington, DC. (Photo: ndlon/cc/flickr)

Immigration activists rallied in scores of cities across the country on Saturday in a day of action calling for President Obama to put an end to deportations.

Almost 2 million people have been deported under Obama's admnistration, leading some to dub him the "deporter-in-chief."

"We've seen many of our families torn apart and his words are not enough anymore. We need to see actions," said Nayley Perez-Huerta, who organized Raleigh's march, and urged the president to take executive action on immigration reform.

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