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Hearing held on child immigrants

on July 23, 2013 10:20 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee is holding a hearing on what to do about child immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as lawmakers search for a way forward on immigration in the Republican-led chamber.

Leaders of the House Judiciary Committee were expected to endorse a path to citizenship for at least some of those immigrants during the hearing today. Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor are working on a bill targeting immigrants brought here as children.

But they may face opposition from Democrats, who are pushing for a comprehensive solution that deals with all 11 million immigrants here illegally.

The Senate has passed comprehensive legislation offering citizenship to all 11 million, but House Republicans have rejected that bill.

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