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Supporters rally to block removal of Vt. activist

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A man at the center of the push to get Vermont drivers’ licenses for farmworkers in the country illegally is getting support from fellow activists in his battle against deportation. Danilo Lopez, 23, has been at the State House frequently during the past two years, pushing the legislation that Governor Peter Shumlin signed last week. Lopez was a passenger in a car whose driver was stopped for speeding in 2011. State Police turned him and his cousin over to immigration authorities. Lopez’s cousin since has returned to Mexico, but Lopez has stayed in the United States and has become involved with the group Migrant Justice. He has been ordered to leave the country by July 5.

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