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House GOP Kills Last Hope For Immigration Bill

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July 10, 2014 AT 1:11 PM
The last remaining hope for an immigration bill to get through Congress died Thursday morning when House leadership informed Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., that his bill would not be considered this year. Diaz-Balart has been the main Republican responsible for crafting the House version of an immigration overhaul. At times, he was working with a bipartisan group of legislators to find an immigration overhaul that would be tolerable in the Republican-led House. He was repeatedly encouraged by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other GOP leaders to continue working on the bill. But after meeting with House leadership on Thursday morning, he says he was told the end had come.