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Hope for broad action on immigration dims

Conservatives in House spurn Senate plan

WASHINGTON — Of the issues deemed most likely to break through congressional sclerosis this year, immigration policy overhaul once topped the list. But now a comprehensive Senate plan that passed with bipartisan support is dead in the House, casting serious doubt on further action on one of the nation’s most vexing issues.

House conservatives have balked, saying the Senate version is too ambitious and too lenient.

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