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Will New GOP Super PAC Provide Cover for Immigration Pragmatists?

"Prominent Republicans are launching a new super PAC they hope will help begin repairing the political damage left by years of anti-illegal-immigrant rhetoric that has dominated GOP primaries and alienated crucial Hispanic voters. The organization, to be called Republicans for Immigration Reform...

GOP Immigration Bill - With No Path to Citizenship - 'Insulting' to Reformers

"The Achieve Act has plenty of limitations but may offer a preview of one of the Republicans' negotiating positions in the next year, said Muzaffar Chishti, director of the Migration Policy Institute's office at the New York University School of Law. Some Republicans want lay claim to at...

Major GOP Group Readies Pro-Immigration Ad Blitz

"Republicans looking to bring their party around on immigration are set to launch a major ad campaign in support Congressional efforts to pass a comprehensive bill. According to Politico , the American Action Network, which spent $44 million backing GOP candidates in 2011 and 2012, is preparing...

David Brooks: CIR Defeat 'Political Suicide" for GOP

"It’s beginning to look as though we’re not going to get an immigration reform law this year. House Republicans are moving in a direction that will probably be unacceptable to the Senate majority and the White House. ... This could be a tragedy for the country and political suicide for...

Band of House Republicans Push CIR

"Webster is among about two dozen GOP lawmakers who support an eventual path to citizenship for millions of people who are living in the U.S. illegally. These Republicans are facing the daunting challenge of trying to persuade colleagues to follow them. Most Republicans oppose this approach on citizenship...

Chamber of Commerce Battles Hard Right Over Immigration Reform

"The president needs to get personally involved in the high-stakes immigration battle to overcome growing GOP distrust, Tom Donohue, head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said Monday. “I have serious concerns about trust all around in town right now, which suggests the way to get out is leadership...

House GOP Proposals Could Legalize 6.5 Million Immigrants

"Between 4.4 million and 6.5 million immigrants illegally in the United States could gain an eventual pathway to citizenship under proposals being discussed by Republicans in the House of Representatives, according to an estimate published Tuesday by the National Foundation for American Policy,...

Text of GOP 'Standards for Immigration Reform'

"On Thursday, Congressional Republicans released a one-page document , obtained by The New York Times, outlining their blueprint for immigration overhaul." - NYT, Jan. 30, 2014 .

Expert: Immigration Reform May Come In 'Bite-Size Packages,' If At All

“[Sessions’ opposition to the bill] shows the tension within the Republican Party. You've got some members who want to be accommodating on immigration because they want to attract the Latino vote for 2016, whereas others are firmly anti-immigrant and want to focus solely on strengthening...