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Politics

US border security key in immigration plan

Republicans aim for balance in new legislation

WASHINGTON — The immigration revisions that a bipartisan Senate group unveils soon will hinge on a Republican demand: making a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented in the United States contingent on a measurable boost in border security.

While trying to reconnect with a growing Hispanic electorate that has turned Democratic in voting, Republican lawmakers remain mindful of those within their party who rally around candidates campaigning against undocumented immigration.

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