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In immigration news: 'Gang of 7' bill appears dead, use of force on border, House GOP leader talks 'earned' citizenship for youths, more

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In a blow to immigration reform, House 'Gang of Seven' bill looks dead - Washington Post Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a Democrat in the House group that was working on an immigration reform proposal, acknowledges that it "doesn’t appear that we’re going to move forward with the group of seven...The process is stalled. I don’t believe we’re going to produce a bill anytime soon.”

Many Border Patrol agents don't understand use-of-force rules - Los Angeles Times More on a federal government report examining more than 1,000 allegations of excessive use force at the border: "According to the report, an audit of Border Patrol training showed that 'many agents and officers do not understand use of force and the extent to which they may or may not use force.'”

House Republican leader lays out citizenship possibility for immigrants - NBC House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va) said Thursday that young unauthorized immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children should have an "earned" path to citizenship, and that they could "find their way to citizenship by serving in the military, through education and working in specific fields."

Immigration advocates mock House GOP in parody video - Washington Post A Miami advocacy group has put together a video spoofing a recent House Republican video, which celebrated Hispanic Heritage month but made no mention of support for immigration reform proposals. The motto of the parody video: "Vote for us, whether we pass immigration reform or not."

Steve King: Immigrants have killed more people than 9/11 terrorists - Roll Call Rep. Steve King recently made another comment that's making news: "King told a crowd in Omaha, Neb., on Sept. 13 that thousands of Americans, 'multiples of the victims of Sept. 11,' have been killed by illegal immigrants." Most recently, the Iowa Republican made headlines with a comment involving young immigrants, drug trafficking and "calves the size of cantaloupes."

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