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An immigration reform march on April 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida. A comprehensive House immigration reform bill now has a Republican co-sponsor, reviving supporters' hopes of an immigration overhaul in the near future.
Republican Denham co-sponsors Democratic immigration bill - CNN From the story: "The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act,' or bill H.R. 15, is based on the bipartisan bill that was passed in the Senate in June, which was previously deemed an unviable option by House Republicans." It includes a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants. California Rep. Jeff Denham is so far the only Republican on board.
What are the chances for immigration reform in 2013? - PBS News Hour Now that a Democratic House immigration reform plan has a Republican co-sponsor, are the chances any better that Congress will act on immigration reform this year? From the interview with USA Today's Alan Gomez: "It’s very difficult to get this through but they do have some time...We should know a lot more in the next couple of weeks."
Marco Rubio: Time to scale back immigration reform - Talking Points Memo A spokesman for Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a co-author of the Senate's comprehensive immigration bill, now says that "the only approach that has a realistic chance of success is to focus on those aspects of reform on which there is consensus through a series of individual bills."
Latino donors set sights on GOP lawmakers who oppose immigration overhaul - Washington Post From the story: "The Latino Victory Project, a new political advocacy organization modeled after the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, is planning to spend as much as $20 million on campaigns targeting members of Congress who have sizable Latino communities in their districts but oppose comprehensive immigration reform."