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Growing Number of Republicans for Immigration Change

Originally Published: September 2, 2013, Associated Press WASHINGTON — As Congress wrestles with immigration legislation, a central question is whether the 11 million immigrants already in the United States illegally should get a path to citizenship. The answer from a small but growing number of House Republicans is “yes,” just as long as it’s not …

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Obama concedes Congress won’t meet August deadline on immigration overhaul

Obama concedes Congress won’t meet August deadline on immigration overhaul By Associated Press, Published: July 15 | Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 8:23 PM WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday conceded that an immigration overhaul cannot be achieved by his August deadline. With House Republicans searching for a way forward on the issue, the president said he was hopeful a bill …

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Fixing America’s broken immigration system would be good for the country–and for the Republican Party

Immigration Of fences and good sense Fixing America’s broken immigration system would be good for the country—and for the Republican Party Jul 6th 2013 |From the print edition SOME of the first English words that Mario Rubio learned were “I am looking for work.” A penniless Cuban immigrant, he asked a friend to write them out …

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House GOP divided on immigration but united against Senate, Obama

By Frank Thorp, Luke Russert and Carrie Dann, NBC News Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:54 PM EDT NBCNews.com House Republicans huddled behind closed doors Wednesday in a long-awaited “special conference” to discuss tactics, air grievances and plot the way forward – or out of – the national debate over comprehensive immigration reform. While the “lively” …

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Deals for industries, immigrants tucked in Senate bill

WASHINGTON — Foreign retirees could live in the United States for longer periods each year if they agree to make hefty cash investments in real estate. Overseas snowboard instructors could enter the USA under visas now reserved for athletes, and beach resorts could hire more lifeguards and groundskeepers from abroad. The massive immigration overhaul working …

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After first bipartisan vote, tensions begin to flare on immigration reform

After first bipartisan vote, tensions begin to flare on immigration reform By Carrie Dann, Political Reporter, NBC News The day after an overwhelming bipartisan vote to begin work on a comprehensive immigration reform bill, that debate got a little less, um, Kumbaya. A procedural squabble erupted on the third day of formal discussion on the …

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IT’S OVER: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Is Going To Pass

IT’S OVER: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Is Going To Pass JOSH BARRO JUN. 11, 2013, 11:29 AM 12,555 74   AP This Congress only acts when it absolutely has to. We got a resolution to the fiscal cliff and a debt ceiling increase because those were necessary. We won’t get tax reform or a sequestration replacement because those …

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Senate Floor Debate Must Maintain Spirit of Compromise, Adhere to Certain Principles to Ensure A Workable System

For Immediate Release Senate Floor Debate Must Maintain Spirit of Compromise, Adhere to Certain Principles to Ensure A Workable System June 11, 2013 Washington D.C. – Today, the long-awaited opportunity to reform the country’s dysfunctional immigration system moves one step closer to reality as the full Senate begins consideration of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic …

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Rubio, House GOP again warn immigration bill lacks support without border fixes

By Kasie Hunt, Frank Thorp and Carrie Dann, NBC News Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that there will not be enough votes in the House to pass the Senate’s immigration bill as it is currently written even if the legislation can find the 60 votes it will need in the upper chamber. “I can …

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