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Bills Targeting Violent Undocumented Aliens Fail in US Senate

America’s long-simmering debate on immigration collided with election year politics Wednesday as the Senate blocked bills pertaining to undocumented aliens who commit crimes in the United States. Democrats banded together to defeat two Republican proposals as lawmakers looked ahead to their party's national conventions later this month. One bill would compel local jurisdictions to cooperate with federal authorities in identifying and handing over undocumented immigrants who are...

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