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Republicans try to chart path on immigration moves

2 years 4 months 1 week ago January 16, 2015 Jan 16, 2015 Friday, January 16 2015 January 16, 2015 1:52 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

HERSHEY, PA - Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's going to try to push a House-passed bill to overturn President Barack Obama's immigration policies through the Senate.

But neither McConnell nor other members of his leadership - and not even senior House Republicans - predict success for the plan that undoes Obama's moves and exposes hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to deportation.

The $39.7 billion legislation funds the Homeland Security Department for the remainder of the budget year while undoing executive actions by Obama offering protections to millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

With Republican lawmakers meeting in Hershey, Pennsylvania, for a joint House-Senate retreat, McConnell tells reporters that trying to get the House bill to the president is their first choice.

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