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Immigration Law Needs Border Control for Republican Votes

The immigration revisions that a Senate group is set to unveil soon will hinge on a Republican demand: making a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented in the U.S. contingent on a measurable boost in border security.

While trying to reconnect with a growing Hispanic electorate that has turned Democratic in voting, Republican lawmakers are mindful of those within their party who rally around candidates campaigning against undocumented immigration. They will try to find that balance in legislation that eight senators of both parties are set to propose this week, followed by a plan that a bipartisan House group is writing.