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Latino political donors push GOP to move on immigration reform




Martha Garcia and Rocio Verdugo cut school to attend an immigration rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.
Martha Garcia and Rocio Verdugo cut school to attend an immigration rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.
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California Congressman Jeff Denham became the first House Republican to join Democrats in co-sponsoring a broad immigration overhaul bill that would provide a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants.

In a statement yesterday Denham said, "We can't afford any more delays."

Other Republicans in Congress may also be considering what they can and can't afford, now that a Latino political advocacy group has vowed to oust lawmakers who stand in the way of immigration reform.

Matea Gold has been writing about this for the Washington Post and she joins us now.