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  • FILE - In this May 30, 2014, file photo, former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour addresses the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, La. Barbour probably isn’t running for office again in Mississippi. But he’s still a target in his home state’s intense Republican Senate primary. Barbour is a former national Republican chairman and two-term Mississippi governor who now works at his influential Washington lobbying firm. He and several of his family members are driving six-term Sen. Thad Cochran’s re-election campaign.  (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

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  • ** FILE ** Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour addresses the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, La., Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

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  • ** FILE ** Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (Associated Press)

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  • "The stupidest thing we can do economically is make them leave. We don't have anybody to replace them," said Barbour, referring to the estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the country without legal documentation. "So the impracticality of sending them home should be obvious to everyone."

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