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Immigration Stays in Spotlight as Congress Recesses


As Congress enters its August recess with sweeping immigration reform legislation on hold, anxious Democrats and Republican proponents of a comprehensive overhaul are warning that a narrow timeline awaits lawmakers when they return. And they are using the break to drive home their belief that a comprehensive bill is the only way to move forward.

The U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive bill, S. 744, before the July 4 holiday. That measure includes a 13-year-path-to-citizenship component and adds significant border-security measures, including a doubling of the ranks of U.S. Border Patrol officers and 700 miles of total fencing on the southern border...