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As some immigration protestors were hauled off in handcuffs outside the Capitol this week, not many people took notice. That's because House lawmakers were debating what to do in Syria and ways to avert a government shutdown.

But Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen denies immigration reform is over for the year.

"No, it's not off, and it's important to keep the pressure on," he says.

Van Hollen says he's afraid Republicans in the House will use the full schedule this fall to scuttle immigration reform efforts.

"When in fact you could actually get it done in 24 hours if you just took up the bipartisan Senate compromise immigration bill, we could be done with it."

House leaders say the Senate version is deeply flawed and are pursuing individual bills instead of a measure that throws all the issues in together.

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