PHOENIX - With President Obama's immigration proposal less than 48 hours away, many Arizonans are coming together to fight for immigration reform.
Dozens came to the Arizona State Capitol Sunday night to participate in a vigil in support of changing U.S. laws on immigration.
For Ricardo Valenzuela, the immigration debate hits close to home. At 10-years-old, he saw his own brother ripped away from his mother's arms.
"My mom ran inside crying and I wasn't sure what was going on at the time. It wasn't until later that I found out the police had taken him. He didn't have documents and she was deported back to Mexico," said Valenzuela.
It's been 10 years since Valenzuela's brother was deported and he has not seen him since.
It's a problem Valenzuela says won't be resolved without people taking action.
"Staying here at the vigils, calling our congress members and our senators. Doing whatever it takes to make sure that our legislators pass comprehensive immigration reform is what it will take," said Valenzuela.
The group will stay overnight at the State Capitol singing and praying in hopes of a brighter future.
On Monday, a number of Arizona-based organizations will hold a press conference committed to immigration reform.