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Orrin Hatch
Immigration standoff
Immigration standoff

There is something truly unsavory about targeting for deportation immigrant children — particularly those known by the shorthand of "dreamers" who were brought to this country at a young age by their parents — but that was the priority of House Republicans last week. Not all in the GOP went along, of course, but the caucus demonstrated forcefully that all that talk about compromise and bipartisanship of late was so much hot air. Rest assured, the bill approved by the House on a 236 to 191 vote last Wednesday is not about to become law. That little dust-up over the dreamers, which caused 26 House Republicans to desert their ranks and vote against eliminating the...