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Activists Protest For Immigration Reform

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Protestors rally for immigration reform in front of the Illinois GOP headquarters on June 27, 2013 in Chicago. Union, advocacy and other groups are planning to put pressure on House GOP members to pass an immigration overhaul during the August recess.

Immigration groups to target House GOP - Politico Union, immigrant advocacy and other groups "plan to target more than 100 House Republicans over the August recess with an aggressive ground game aimed at persuading lawmakers to embrace immigration reform."

Immigration reform predictions are mathematical and personal - Los Angeles Times UC San Diego assistant professor Tom Wong's statistical models "show a range of measures, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants in the country illegally, flaming out in the House." Wong grew up in the U.S. without legal status.

Consumer groups on the lookout for immigration scams - NPR Talk of an immigration overhaul this year has consumer advocates worried about unscrupulous immigration consultants and others using this as a way to lure immigrants into scams with the promise of legal status. A recent scam involves people paying to be put on a list for when immigration reform takes place.

Immigration bill: John McCain says 'border surge' isn't certain - Politico During a union immigration forum Tuesday, Sen. John McCain indicated that while a path to citizenship is a key part of the Senate bill, other elements such as border security could be negotiated: “We don’t need 20,000 additional border patrol agents,” he said.

Obama reassures Dems on health care, immigration - Associated Press In meetings Wednesday, President Obama has been reassuring Democratic lawmakers who are worried "about the impact of his health care law and the prospects for immigration legislation, telling them 'You're on the right side of history.' "

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