Immigration Road Show

If there's one thing U.S. politicians agree on, it's that the nation needs an immigration-reform bill. But don't expect one soon. Instead of hammering out a compromise between the Senate version backed by President Bush and the harder-line House bill, top lawmakers in both chambers plan to hit the road to rally support across the country for their respective versions.

The House road show is rooted in the frustrations of its Republican leaders, who had been telling the White House for weeks that they couldn't accept the Senate bill, which gives many illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. "They didn't seem...

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