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Second California Republican signs on to House immigration measure
Second California Republican signs on to House immigration measure

WASHINGTON -- Rep. David Valadao on Wednesday became the second California Republican to join Democrats on a broad immigration bill, increasing pressure on GOP leadership to schedule a vote on a measure that would provide a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants in the country illegally. "Immigration reform in the House cannot wait," the freshman lawmaker said in a statement. Valadao follows Rep. Jeff Denham, another Central Valley Republican with a heavily Latino district that relies on immigrants to pick crops, in signing on to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. The measure is similar to a Senate bill passed in June. ...

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