House Democrats seek to unify behind partisan immigration reform bill

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Posted: Sep 26, 2013 10:27 AM
House Democrats are shifting course on immigration with a partisan bill designed to unite the caucus, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said Wednesday. "Let's have a bill that unifies Democrats — and that's our starting point — but let's not give up on bipartisanship," Gutierrez said late Wednesday night, as he emerged from a meeting of the Democratic Caucus in the Capitol. "I think that would be a mistake, and that we would have sinned terribly against the American people and their wishes." Gutierrez, a leading Democratic advocate for immigration reform, cautioned that it wasn’t clear "what's going to result [from] the meeting.” "But let us understand something," he said. "If it is a proposal to unify Democrats, it's a proposal to unify Democrats. It's not a bipartisan [proposal]." Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/324807-house-democrats-seek-to-unify-behind-partisan-immigration-bill#ixzz2g0cTaeZj Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook