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Immigration reform legislation
The hefty immigration bill now before Congress is the first serious effort for comprehensive reform since the failed attempt during President George W. Bush’s second term. The bill — which is up for its first committee debate and vote beginning May 9 — would beef up border security at the same time it provides work permits to many of the immigrants already here illegally. It also would establish a lengthy process for undocumented immigrants to attain U.S. citizenship.
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