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House Democrats try to revive talks about immigration

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With the nation preoccupied with shutdown of the federal government, U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Medina, and a group of House Democrats on Wednesday attempted to jump-start stalled immigration talks by introducing a bill similar to one the Senate OK’d in June.

But the measure, which at its core would create a winding, 13-year path to citizenship for millions in the country unlawfully, was getting little traction as Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill remained locked in a standoff over the budget.

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