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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (left), Virginia Republican, with Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, said he spoke with immigration agents who said most of the children have relatives in the U.S. — many in the country illegally — with whom they are trying to connect. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Virginia Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Virginia Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Rep. James Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin Republican, testifies July 17, 2013, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Voting Rights Act on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, gives a thumbs up to activists before he testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on campaign finance. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People" focusing on campaign finance on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Boxes said to contain more than 2 million petitions in support of a campaign finance constitutional amendment are brought into the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, gives a thumbs up to activists before he testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on campaign finance. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), left, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-Ky.), right, testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People" focusing on campaign finance on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), left, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-Ky.), right, testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People" focusing on campaign finance on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), left, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-Ky.), right, testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People" focusing on campaign finance on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), right, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-Ky.), left, testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People" focusing on campaign finance on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), right, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-Ky.), left, testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People" focusing on campaign finance on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), right, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-Ky.), left, testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People" focusing on campaign finance on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), right, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-Ky.), left, testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People" focusing on campaign finance on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-Ky.), pictured, testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People" focusing on campaign finance on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Boxes allegedly containing more then two million petitions in support of a Campaign Finance Constitutional Amendment are brought into a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People" focusing on campaign finance before Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-Ky.) testify before the committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Boxes allegedly containing more then two million petitions in support of a Campaign Finance Constitutional Amendment are brought into a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People" focusing on campaign finance before Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-Ky.) testify before the committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Code Pink activists hold up signs before Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-Ky.) testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People" focusing on campaign finance on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), right, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-Ky.), left, testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People" focusing on campaign finance on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)