Specter urges consensus on immigration reform Katerina Ossenova at 4:53 PM ET
[JURIST] US Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) [official website] Sunday urged Congress to work on passing an immigration bill [JURIST news archive] this year, despite a current lack of agreement [JURIST report]. Specter told CNN's Late Edition that "there has to be an agreement between Democrats and Republicans on a list of amendments. And it would be a thorough conference, candidly, with the House, but we were able to work through the [renewal of the] Patriot Act although there were big disagreements."
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