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Immigration reform groups to start playing hardball with GOP lawmakers

Immigrant Rights Advocates Protest At Elizabeth Detention Center

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A protester is arrested by police after blocking the entrance of an immigrant detention center on December 10, 2013 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Starting today, a number of immigration reform advocacy groups say it's time to start playing hardball with Republican lawmakers. 

They plan to target Congressmen in an aggressive new campaign at public appearances and hearings. The shift comes as House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell last week conceded that it's unlikely an overhaul of the nation's immigration system could happen this year.


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