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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

House Democrats To Introduce An Immigration Bill

Jim Avilla and Serena Marshall, ABC News: House Democrats, frustrated by the lack of action by House leadership and fearing all hope of a bi-partisan comprehensive immigration reform bill is lost, are expected to introduce an immigration bill of their own today.

House sources tell ABC News the Democratic bill will mirror the bipartisan legislation passed by the Senate in late June -- including both increased border security and a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants.

Congressional aides who have seen the bill say much of it came from the months of work done by the "Gang of 7," before it broke apart in the House late last month, with influential Republicans abandoning the effort over disagreements on health care costs. . . .

Democrats say the bill is designed to show unity in their party's support for immigration reform and demonstrate to Latinos and others groups pushing for reform that it is the GOP preventing progress on immigration reform and the landmark legislation passed by the Senate. . . . [Read More]

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