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“Before we rush to judgment, we need to carefully look at the current laws on the books to see what is and isn’t working,” said Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, Virginia Republican and the new chairman of the Judiciary Committee. “Reforming our nation’s immigration laws is a massive undertaking and is too important to not examine each piece in detail.”

Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, an advocacy group, said Tuesday’s hearing will tell voters something about the Republicans’ direction.

“Will this be the same old anti-immigrant wine in a new bottle? Or is the GOP finally ready to start fresh on immigration and work to rebuild its relationship with Latinos and other growing parts of the electorate?” he said.

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