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McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies Advisory: Immigration Reform Update

Today at 3:00 p.m., the House Republican conference will meet to discuss the future of immigration reform. The prospects for comprehensive immigration reform—including some sort of path to citizenship for the 11 million-plus illegal immigrants—very likely hinges on this meeting.

While there is broad agreement within the House GOP that certain changes to the immigration system are necessary, such as increased border security, improved e-verify technology, and fixes to the legal immigration process, deep divisions still remain over the question of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

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McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies Advisory: This Week in Washington — June 7, 2013

Immigration reform update 1: All eyes on the House

This week, a bipartisan group of House members announced they had a framework for a deal on immigration reform. The bipartisan working group, however, grew smaller as conservative Republican Congressman Raul Labrador (R-ID) announced he could not sign off on the deal and would author his own proposal instead.

Labrador cited the failure to include language preventing newly legalized immigrants from obtaining subsidized healthcare as the reason for his withdrawal from the group.

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McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies Advisory: Immigration reform advances

Late last night, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to move comprehensive immigration forward to the floor of the Senate after a long and somewhat contentious five-day markup. Three Republicans joined 10 Democrats in voting to move the bill forward. Five Senators – all Republicans – voted against the measure. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who had been heavily courted by supporters of immigration reform, voted in favor of the bill.

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