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Rosalidia Dardon, 54, looks at a picture of her daughter in El Salvador as she sits in a refugee house in Texas, awaiting asylum or a protected immigration status on Nov. 4, 2021. At least seven statehouses have considered or left pending legislation this year to replace the term “illegal,” “alien,” or both from state laws referencing immigrants. Dardon knows from personal experience why the language surrounding immigration is so important. (Acacia Coronado/Report for America via AP)

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FILE - Colorado State Sen. Julie Gonzales speaks during a news conference on Oct. 15, 2020, in Denver. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, at least 18 states refer to immigrants as "alien" or "illegal" in state laws. In a March 2021 legislative committee hearing in Colorado, Gonzales, who co-sponsored a bill that has since become law, said terms like "illegal" were "dehumanizing and derogatory." (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

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FILE - Democrat Beto O'Rourke waits to speak during a campaign stop Nov. 16, 2021, in San Antonio. O’Rourke, who recently announced he’d run for Texas governor, has been one of a few Democrats to put the border front and center, heading almost immediately to the U.S.-Mexico border after he announced he was running, where he suggested the White House is doing its party no favors. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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FILE - Migrants, many from Haiti, wade across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, to return to Ciudad Acuna, some to avoid possible deportation from the United States and others to get supplies, on Sept. 22, 2021. A year into the Joe Biden’s presidency, though, action on the immigration system has been hard to find and there is growing consternation privately among some in the party that the Biden administration can’t find the right balance on immigration. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

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FILE - Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, listens during a House Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, hearing on Capitol Hill, March 16, 2021, in Washington. A year into the Joe Biden’s presidency, though, action on the immigration system has been hard to find and there is growing consternation privately among some in the party that the Biden administration can’t find the right balance on immigration.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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FILE - Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, speaks before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 21, 2019. Castro ducked a question when asked if House members in swing districts will be forced to run away from Biden in 2022, saying “I’m going to wait on political discussions.” But Castro added that the party had done as much as it could do on immigration this session. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

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FILE - A National Guardsman stands guard at a fence that runs along the Rio Grande near the International bridge in Del Rio, Texas, Sept. 17, 2021. A year into the Joe Biden’s presidency, though, action on the immigration system has been hard to find and there is growing consternation privately among some in the party that the Biden administration can’t find the right balance on immigration. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)