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SHOCKER House GOP Sabotages Immigration Bill Susan Walsh/AP

House GOP Sabotages Immigration Bill

Anybody think this wouldn’t happen? In a two-hour session in the basement of the Capitol on Wednesday to hash out their position, House Republicans overwhelmingly came down against the Senate-passed immigration bill. The Senate bill is loaded with compromises to attract Republican support, including a new border fence and massive security deployment, but that wasn’t enough for GOP members of Congress, who released a joint statement saying the Obama administration “cannot be trusted to deliver on its promises to secure the border.” Speaker John Boehner warned of the high political price the party could pay for obstructing a bipartisan bill, but the dominant faction in the House said they would not consider anything close to the Senate version.

July 11, 2013 6:53 AM