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Immigration proposals moving quickly on Capitol Hill

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are expected to offer amendments to the 844 page immigration reform bill beginning tomorrow. But that's not the only action on immigration this week.

Democratic negotiators on the House side briefed their fellow Democrats today on progress on a House immigration bill. Los Angeles Congressman Xavier Becerra, one of those working on a bill, says the eight House negotiators "continues to work well."

The briefing packet included a list of new polls showing support for comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to citizenship.

Tomorrow, an unlikely group of immigration reformers that includes anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will host a conference call to unveil the results of another poll showing Republican voter attitudes on immigration.

And L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will also be talking about immigration reform in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. He'll meet with the 'Gang of Eight'—the bipartisan group of senators that negotiated the agreement that became the Senate bill now under debate.

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