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NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Several members of Congress will be in Southern Arizona to get a tour of the border and to talk about immigration issues.

Before they meet publicly, some activists are planning a demonstration. 

All of this will be happening along the border, in Nogales. 

First is the event that Congressman Grijalva is hosting for officials and lawmakers.  They will be highlighting possible impacts of the comprehensive immigration reform that is taking place in Washington D.C.  That begins at 1 p.m. today.

Before Grijalva's event, several activist groups will be holding a prayer vigil, which will begin at noon.  The groups say they want to amplify the voice of the community, to bring more awareness to the realities of the borders, specifically migrant deaths. 

They say they are against the so called ‘Border Patrol surge' that would double the number of agents in the area, claiming it could raise civil rights concerns.   The groups however, state that they are in support of Congressman Grijalva's efforts. 

The prayer vigil will take place in downtown Nogales at noon, before the 1 p.m. Grijalva event.

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