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Pressure mounts for immigration reform

Sentiment grows for wide reforms

After years of frustration, immigration reform advocates believe the stars have aligned since Tuesday’s election to give them the best shot in years at bringing millions of illegal immigrants out of the shadows and fixing an immigration system widely seen as inadequate for the modern economy.

President Obama’s victory, fueled by massive support among Latino voters, has produced a new dynamic in Washington: a Democratic president who owes a huge debt to Latinos, and a Republican Party desperate to find a way to avoid another landslide loss among one of the fastest-growing sections­ of the electorate.

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