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Citizenship Becomes Focus of Immigration Fight

Published: Dec 14, 2012 8:25 am By: LAURA MECKLER - WSJ

"Both parties are promising to use 2013 to advance long-stalled immigration legislation, but an early dispute on whether to give 11 million people in the country illegally a path to citizenship—or a legal status that stops short of that—could complicate the effort.

President Barack Obama, most Democrats and advocates for the Hispanic community are pushing for citizenship. But many Republicans are wary, saying citizenship would amount to a reward for those who broke the law to come to the U.S."

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