House bill on immigration finds ally in Republican lawmaker

A broad proposal on immigration reform in the House of Representatives has earned the support of Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., which could improve its prospects, according to these reports. The measure is similar to the Senate's immigration bill but lacks the Senate's requirement for 700 miles of fence and 20,000 agents along the Mexico border. Democratic lawmakers who spearheaded the measure plan to convince more Republicans to join them and persuade House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to bring the bill to a full vote, The Washington Post reports.

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