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On Tuesday, the White House welcomed immigration stakeholders from mayors and administration officials to members of faith groups and farm organizations.

Beyond the Beltway, immigration bills are working their way through state legislatures nationwide. In a typical year, state legislatures churn through more than 1,000 bills relating to immigration. This year, those include a slate of so-called copy-cat bills, inspired by Arizona's attempt to strengthen and broaden immigration enforcement.

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