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House committee takes up tough immigration bill

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  • Jackelin Alfaro, 4, in a T-shirt that reads "Don't Deport my Dad" sits in the hall with family members outside the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The committee hearing will discuss the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act. The committee in the Republican-led House is preparing to cast its first votes on immigration this year, on a tough enforcement-focused measure that Democrats and immigrant groups are protesting loudly.

      Jackelin Alfaro, 4, in a T-shirt that reads "Don't Deport my Dad" sits in the hall with family members outside the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The committee hearing will discuss the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act. The committee in the Republican-led House is preparing to cast its first votes on immigration this year, on a tough enforcement-focused measure that Democrats and immigrant groups are protesting loudly.
    Associated Press

  • House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., gestures as he speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, during the committee's hearing to discuss the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act. The committee in the Republican-led House is preparing to cast its first votes on immigration this year, on a tough enforcement-focused measure that Democrats and immigrant groups are protesting loudly.

      House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., gestures as he speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, during the committee's hearing to discuss the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act. The committee in the Republican-led House is preparing to cast its first votes on immigration this year, on a tough enforcement-focused measure that Democrats and immigrant groups are protesting loudly.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

A key committee in the republican-led house moved tuesday toward approving a tough enforcement-focused immigration bill, over objections from democrats and disruptions from protesters shouting "shame, shame, shame!" meanwhile in the senate, a republican lawmaker floated a compromise border security proposa.

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