Immigration

GOP Senators Looking To Trample Immigration Blueprint Outlined By Their House Colleagues

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Eyeing a new majority, Senate Republicans are seeking to trample the immigration reform blueprint crafted by their counterparts in the House.

They are careful not to criticize the substance of the House GOP's new set of principles by simply saying the chances of crafting a new immigration law this year are remote. Should the thorny debate continue in the months ahead, it could hurt the chances of GOP senators facing primaries and jeopardize the party's chances of winning the majority in November.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) said Tuesday that he doesn't see any way the Democratic-controlled Senate and GOP-led House will agree on immigration reform legislation in 2014.

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