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January 29, 2013


Obama Expected to Embrace Immigration Deal

The Obama administration "has developed its own proposals for immigration reform that are more liberal than a separate bipartisan effort in the Senate, including a quicker path to citizenship for illegal immigrants," the Washington Post reports.

But First Read says "that information is outdated. Had the bipartisan senators NOT acted yesterday, you likely would have seen Obama offer his own plan. But the senators did act, and their plan is the plan. The last thing the White House wants to do is blow up this fragile coalition."

"That said, the White House insisted last night to reporters that if the Senate coalition falters and if bill shows signs of dying, the president will step in with his own legislation."

The Week: Is the bipartisan push for immigration reform doomed?












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