House Republicans are being pulled in two directions as fall's immigration debate looms. A small group supports a path to citizenship for undocumented workers, but the majority of the party opposes citizenship, and is more focused on border security.
In the five weeks since he declared his support for a comprehensive immigration overhaul, US Rep. Daniel Webster has gotten an earful.
One constituent told the second-term Republican that immigrants carry disease. Another said immigrants would steal jobs away from Americans.
As Congress returns to work this week after its summer break, Webster faces perhaps an even tougher crowd: fellow Republicans.
Webster is among about two dozen GOP lawmakers who support an eventual path to citizenship for millions of people who are living in the US illegally. These Republicans are facing the daunting challenge of trying to persuade colleagues to follow them.
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