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Behind the scenes, business leaders press for immigration overhaul

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WASHINGTON — While the immigration debate has been put on the back burner in Washington, national and local business heavyweights have been working behind the scenes — and using their financial might — to press House Republicans to bring legislation overhauling the immigration system to a vote.

The well-organized groups are led by some of the biggest names in business, such as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. They’ve set their sights on GOP lawmakers from Southern states like North Carolina, Texas and Florida, and have recruited local business leaders and chambers of commerce to deliver a unified message that immigration legislation is crucial to the success of local economies.

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