Pro-immigration groups searching for strategy to win Sen. Mark Kirk support

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WASHINGTON–Pro-immigration groups are rethinking strategy in the wake of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) two no votes this week against advancing immigration reform legislation to the Senate floor for debate. Kirk was one of only 15 no votes. My column on wooing Kirk–and the GOP Illinois House members–is HERE.

My lede:

It’s lovely that Illinois business, labor, political and religious leaders are putting aside their differences to unite to push Congress to pass immigration reform, but their strategies are not working; look no further than Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) opposing the Senate even taking up the immigration bill.

And though the pro-immigration movement in Illinois likes to brandish its bipartisan approach, the facts are that no Illinois Republican in Congress — the six GOP House members and Kirk — is a solid yes when it comes to supporting immigration reform.

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