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Why August is Important for Immigration Reform

Fusion's Jordan Fabian breaks down the importance of August when it comes to immigration.
3:00 | 07/23/13

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During the month of August lawmakers -- Washington to return to their home districts. It's time to reconnect with voters and -- now with some local power brokers but this August could be when the future of immigration reform has decided. The senate moved quickly to pass its version of immigration reform back in June. But the Republican controlled house has been slow to act. I'm not gonna predict what's going to be on the floor what is it going to be on the floor I can't do that and I don't wanna do. Inaction of the -- -- August into crucial month pro reform senators and tech giants like Microsoft and FaceBook reportedly planning to target. More than 100 house Republicans in their districts the goal is to convince them to fix the country's broken immigration system. Anti reform groups are hoping for replay 2009. Four years ago Tea Party groups held rowdy protests a town hall meetings against obamacare. Conservatives are hoping loud demonstrations could scare Republicans who voted for immigration reform fall. But it's unlikely that immigration sparked the same -- -- health care in fact immigration ranked seventeenth. On the list of the public's priorities for congress earlier this year that doesn't mean immigration reform is a relevant. The Republican Party through branding effort hangs in the balance not to mention the fate of eleven million -- -- people. I'm Jordan Fabian for fusion.

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