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John Cornyn
Bad signs on immigration
Bad signs on immigration

Even as the Senate takes up the issue of immigration reform this week, Republicans are increasingly giving indications that the effort isn't likely to go very far. First, it was Sen. Marco Rubio's dance around the issue — repeatedly speaking out against the very bill he helped craft — and then it was the defection of another key Latino GOP member, Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho, who removed himself from the bipartisan group that was writing the House's version of the bill. And if post-election Republicans were determined to improve their standing with Latinos, they didn't help their cause when the House approved on Thursday a homeland security bill that cut...