Immigration

New Push for Immigration Reform

Issue still thorny among conservatives

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A growing number of conservatives are softening their views on immigration in the wake of President Obama's dominating performance among Hispanic voters, giving new momentum to a years-long push by advocates to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants.

Yet even as officials in both parties pledged to make overhauling immigration a top goal in the coming months, it became clear Friday that the issue remains thorny for each side.