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High-profile Republicans push Congressional GOP on immigration reform

A group of 100 high-profile Republicans is throwing its weight behind immigration reform, warning in a letter to Congress that the GOP cannot risk doing nothing to address the fate of the 11 million people in the country illegally.

"Standing in the way of reform ensures that we ... risk a long-lasting perception that Republicans would rather see nothing done than pass needed reform," the group wrote. "That is not the path for the Republican Party."