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June 28, 2013

Does Immigration Reform Stand a Chance?

"Insiders are split on whether or not an immigration overhaul will ever make it into law, but no one believes that the process will be easy," NBC News reports.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) "has insisted - both privately and publicly - that he won't bring legislation to the floor that does not have the support of a majority of House Republicans. On Thursday, he went even further, extending that pledge to any piece of legislation that results from a merger of House-and-Senate-passed bills."

National Journal: "As big a deal as this vote was--and by modern Senate standards it was quite an accomplishment--the day's celebration is very much tempered by the chaos that lies ahead."

Washington Post: "One voice lost in this battle over what the right, next move is on immigration for the party?  The major donors of the party who serve as the bundlers of presidential campaigns and the funders of super PACs. And, those big check-writers have a very clear preference: They want a deal done."


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