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JAN 29, 2013 - Business Insider

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How Republicans Are Avoiding The Huge Trap That Derailed Immigration Reform Last Time

If you had to sum up immigration reform’s crushing defeat in 2007 in one word, there would be exactly one choice: Amnesty. That single characterization of proposals to legalize the undocumented population became a rallying cry on the right, presaging the tea party revolution and overthrowing the best laid plans of George W. Bush and Ted Kennedy alike. As Republicans take their first steps toward backing a comprehensive immigration bill with many of the same features as their 2007 effort, the wounds of the “amnesty” tag are still raw. Not coincidentally, one of the first ... Read More

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