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Immigration reform has been talked about for over 40 years. This is why I no longer belong to either party. They both are guilty of being non-cooperative. The Repubs are shunning the issue now, in the past the Dems have shunned it the same. Americans need to wake up. Our two party system is broke, yet we continue to vote in the same parties over and over and over...

"I urge House Republicans to listen to the will of the American people and bring immigration reform to the House floor for a vote," Obama said.

He repeated that plea in a private conversation with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the second-ranking House Republican said.

The Senate legislation, unveiled on April 16, 2013, and passed by the full Senate in June, has remained stalled in the Republican-led House, despite a strong vote by the Democratic-controlled Senate.

A woman holds a cluster of U.S. flags during a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalizat …

Over the past few months, there has been little evidence the House would make progress in this mid-term election year in passing comprehensive immigration reform, even in a piecemeal fashion.

Instead, Republicans have devoted much of their efforts to blasting Obama's landmark healthcare law and calling for its repeal.

Obama has warned that a failure by Congress to pass legislation could prompt him to look for ways to use his executive powers to make some limited advances on U.S. immigration policy.

Cantor responded to Obama with a statement later on Wednesday, saying, "After five years, President Obama still has not learned how to effectively work with Congress to get things done. You do not attack the very people you hope to engage in a serious dialogue."

 

 

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-republicans-openly-feud-over-immigration-legislation-221713841--finance.html

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