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California Republican on immigration: 'We've got to do something'
California Republican on immigration: 'We've got to do something'

WASHINGTON — Ever heard of David Valadao?  Exactly.  The soft-spoken freshman congressman may be little known outside his district in California’s Central Valley, even to many of his House Republican colleagues. But he is emerging as a leading voice in urging GOP leadership to schedule a vote this year on an overhaul of immigration legislation. It’s no surprise that Valadao joined Democrats this week on a bill that would provide a path to citizenship to millions of immigrants in the country illegally.  After all, he represents a district that is 71% Latino and relies on immigrants to pick crops. "We’ve got to do something,’’ the...

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