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It's not Syria holding up immigration reform
By Ruben Navarrette, CNN Contributor
updated 8:15 AM EDT, Thu September 12, 2013

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Ruben Navarrette: Some say Syria kept House from passing immigration reform. That's bogus He says debate over until 2015; bill was cumbersome and porkladen He says sticking points are over things not vital to reform movement, such as citizenship Navarrette: Both parties panicked; Syria gives them out, but it's not the real reason

Editor's note: Ruben Navarrette is a CNN contributor and a nationally syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group. Follow him on Twitter: @rubennavarrette (CNN) -- Blame it on Damascus? No, let's not. This week's preferred media narrative comes in two parts: First, that comprehensive immigration reform isn't just headed to the back burner but will be completely off the stove until 2015 and beyond. And second, that it was the crisis in Syria that pushed the issue off the agenda. After all, we're told, how can Congress concentrate on anything else when it has to decide whether to approve a military strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad? The first part is fact, but the second part is fiction. It's true that Congress is done with the immigration debate for the rest of this year. The GOP-controlled House of Representatives might hold a vote on a "reformlite" bill where illegal immigrants get legal status but not citizenship. Or it might offer legal status only to farm

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2013 Immigration overhaul stalled That town is filled with people who use this issue to further their own agendas. have stopped Syria's chemical attack? updated 12:17 PM EDT. My son died as a first responder on 9/11 updated 11:32 AM EDT. Thu September 12. we'll probably be having this conversation in 2015. And because Congress really only shows up for work in oddnumbered years (so members can run for re-election in-between).before will tell you that when you want to pass legislation. Wed September 11. That's just a quick and easy explanation -one favored by those who don't understand the issue in all its complexities -. the bill was 844 pages long. 2013 David Kusnet says postspeech polling shows the president made some headway with Americans on his approach to Syria. more data doesn't mean better outcome. Wed September 11. should be listed on the 9/11 Memorial as a first responder. who bravely rushed toward the WTC. 2013 Bruce Schneier says there are limits to our intelligence apparatus. anything. When the Senate's bipartisan "Gang of Eight" unveiled its masterpiece in April. the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act -. the president's case for action on Syria won't persuade warweary Americans that U. having contributed to the debate over reform in 1986 as executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens.the Border Security. when the subject is immigration. a proper autopsy would show that immigration reform is meeting its demise in this Congress for a variety of reasons. Many of the giveways have had nothing to do with immigration but were merely intended to get the support of senator so-and-so from such-and-such state. But any hope of a large-scale reform that offers legal status to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States has faded. and the aid displaced still in Syria Zuckerberg pushes immigration overhaul Besides.S. it is doubly dysfunctional. 2013 John Avlon says New York voters wisely chose to reject the comeback attempts of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer Obama's pitch to war-weary Americans updated 12:42 PM EDT.and I've done just that David Rothkopf says Kerry's "goof" remark about Syria yielding chemical weapons to avert strike--and Clinton's backing the idea--may shape http://www. immigration updated 9:28 AM EDT. you want the bill to get smaller as time goes on.com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index. to give a thought to whether what they had on the table was worth passing or how it would be implemented.. Wed September 11.Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform . Wed September 11. who recently told Univision's Jorge Ramos that it is becoming less likely that immigration reform will pass anytime soon because Congress is turning its attention to Syria. Here are three of them: One: The major legislative offering -. 2013 Rep. That's because. Obama's speech a model of persuasion updated 7:56 AM EDT.and it's also an excuse that comes in handy for lawmakers looking for an exit door. R-Idaho. Wed September 11. Weiner. Labrador walked away from immigration reform efforts in the House. The amendment process pushed it past 1. Wed September 11. that it was Syria that killed immigration reform for this Congress. however. 2013 Talat Hamdani says her son. Many advocates this time around were too busy worrying about passing something. Could U. get children into school. Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act -collapsed under its own weight. If you interviewed illegal immigrants and asked them what they would have liked to have achieved in the immigration reform process -.interests are at stake Kerry. 2013 Ai-jen Poo and Terry O'Neill say immigration reform must free up visas for jobs to give women power. there was too much pork. Steve King on immigration Aaron David Miller says despite his description of the gassing of children. Raúl Labrador.CNN. those publicity-seeking undocumented young people who want preferential treatment because they intend to go to college or join the military.cnn. Spitzer out: Thank you New York updated 9:44 AM EDT. The folks who have helped pass immigration reform legislation -i.e. not the opposite. as California-based policy analyst Arnold Torres maintains. Tue September 10. workers and DREAMers.000 pages. One of them is Rep. Clinton and a glimmer of hope on Syria updated 12:07 PM EDT. the debate was always about politics instead of what it should have been about: policy. 2017 and 2019. Weeks ago. Torres knows this terrain well. Humanitarian crisis spilling from Syria updated 8:36 AM EDT.html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] . No.com Ruben Navarrette Jr. 2013 Megan Bradley says the global community must help to keep borders open for fleeing refugees.S. Two: As broken as Washington is on most issues. It is not true.

com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index.com up into a real plan. Washington is also filled with people who think they know more than the folks on the frontlines. 2013 Daniel Pinkston says bringing former NBA players and North Korea players for basketball games is good diplomacy. with neither side able to trust the other. 2013 David Frum says "medical marijuana" is a laughable fiction. it is one heck of a tough spot to be in.K. So what did the Senate bill -. Be afraid of Big Marijuana updated 9:17 AM EDT. and some members of organized labor. Tue September 10. the ability to travel across borders and a driver's license. Whatever you do. What's not on that list? Citizenship and the voting privileges that come with it.thanks to the Corker-Hoeven "border surge" amendment -offer? More agents and more fencing. they'd say. Republicans talk tough but go soft on employers by creating loopholes and delaying enforcement efforts. If you sat down with Border Patrol agents and supervisors and asked them what they need -. and business interests that want more immigration because they need workers. or at least buy Obama some time.Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform . Jihadist terrorism in America since 9/11 updated 7:54 AM EDT.cnn. they're grabbing it. Now thanks to the crisis in Syria. who--despite the fact that their leadership supports reform-. Follow us on Twitter @CNNOpinion. with the enthusiasm of a dying man in the desert reaching for a bottle of water. 2013 LaMar Campbell says that key questions about concussions go unanswered in the NFL's settlement with former players. Democrats talk soft but pander to working-class Americans by ratcheting up deportations and building walls. which is a repeated deal-breaker for politicians.they would ask for three things: a work permit. Rowling Voyager 1 Syria Breaking Bad Join us on Facebook/CNNOpinion. Posturing and hot air to the contrary. More from CNN Video: Comments » 212 SHARE THIS Print Email More sharing Friends: Wife lied after husband's death On GPS: Obama's power to strike Syria From Around the Web 14 Famous Couples Time Forgot (But We Never Will) refinery29 League admits a second blown call in 49ers- More from CNN Why we're risking arrest over immigration Trayvon Martin medical examiner fired Developmentally delayed teen girl missing in Couple has sex every day for 365 days http://www. Tue September 10.html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] .would like to give immigrants a one-way bus ticket to their home country because they fear the competition. Dennis Rodman builds trust with North Korea updated 5:56 PM EDT. Tue September 10.they would ask for new roads on the border. neither party really wanted to have this debate.and I've done that. The solution? Fool everyone. It divides their constituencies. surveillance equipment and tunnel detection capability. Three: The debate has been inherently dishonest. J. too -. Democrats have to keep the peace between Latinos who want illegal immigrants to have a pathway to citizenship because they feel their pain. And.CNN. which hasn't launched a successful attack here in the past 12 years. 2013 Peter Bergen says the terror threat in America largely comes from loners rather than from al-Qaeda. it works. Republicans have to referee a civil war between nativists who want less immigration because they fear that the country's complexion is changing. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Ruben Navarrette. -. Mon September 9. NFL concussion settlement raises questions updated 6:45 AM EDT. Still. don't give us more agents to train and more fencing that doesn't keep out anyone. Sometimes. members of Congress in both parties have a way out.

Our border capture rate is 50% -.   Buy a link here   One small shoe: A legacy of the Birmingham church bombing Barack Obama's speech won't sell Americans on Syria 212 comments ★ 0 From Around the Web: They Deserved Better: 15 Actors And Their Final Performances In Bad Movies Styleblazer Leave a message. that won't change. We have many millions of illegal immigrants already in the U. #1 Rated Sunless Tanner No Smell. Our laws say that we can't spend money that isn't approved in http://www.cnn.000 mile rugged border where smugglers collect $4. Attack Syria? Vote in this Urgent National Poll. No Orange! Best Tan In California △ ▽ Reply Share › Want to Be a Millionaire? Trading Strategies from a Genuine Trader.000 per crossing. -. We allow identified illegals to stay 5 △ ▽ Reply Share › mk_1001 > Regularguy22 • 3 hours ago Our laws conflict with each other.S. Free Credit Score w/ Trial UNLIMITED TransUnion® score access: FREE 7-day trial. Learn how. Attack Syria? Vote in this Urgent National Poll.some since they were small children -.S. Ever Refinery29 Only reform needed is to make a change! Change our current inaction on enforcing current laws. legally damaging Missouri man gets 20 years for keeping young woman as sex slave Obama's uphill climb on Syria More from CNN: Was there a strategy behind the Anthony Weiner trainwreck? Fighting marijuana . No more Federal dollars for States that provide sanctuary cities! 60 △ 2▽ Reply Share › mk_1001 > suqamidiq • 4 hours ago We do enforce our laws.and even if we turn ourselves into an enforcementfrenzied police state. Sponsored Links LifeLock® Official Site Relax this vacation season & stay protected with LifeLock® protection.which is pretty impressive for a 2.. $16. And even a 95% capture rate (which isn't achievable anyway) doesn't represent a solution.com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index. vs Syria Should the U..com Packers game Sports Illustrated Will Employer-Based Health Care Live or Die? Moss Adams Emma Watson in Teen Vogue Photos Teen Vogue Stunning Photos Of Leonardo DiCaprio's For Sale Home Lonny Magazine Jennifer Lawrence one of the Best Dressed Actresses Vanity Fair Recommended by Massachusetts Fire engulfs buildings on New Jersey boardwalk hit by Superstorm Sandy Online confession -. after U.morally admirable. vs Syria Should the U. No Streaks.95/mo.S.S. Best Community Share ⤤ ⚙ suqamidiq • 13 hours ago Jessica Simpson's Daughter May Be The Cutest Little Girl.Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform . Proactive Identity Theft Protection. U. Enforce our Immigration laws.. or reality? Sponsored Links LifeLock® Official Site Identity Theft Protection Service..html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] .CNN.S. Free Step-byStep Guide Regularguy22 > mk_1001   Buy a link here   • 3 hours ago We do not enforce our laws.

Which of these laws would you ignore? 1 △ ▽ Reply Share › iron76 > mk_1001 • an hour ago Every life on the earth has the right to purchase a better life. 1 △ ▽ Reply Share › Jim > mk_1001 • 3 hours ago How do you know that the border capture rate is really 50%? How many illegal immigrants are really in this country? I seriously doubt that anyone actually knows. And our laws say that we can't deport people who don't have a home to return to. and chances are the capture rate is lower than 50% and the illegal immigrant numbers are much higher than 11 million. then that's all the more reason to recognize that throwing more money at border security won't solve the problem.html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] .000 people per year. 49 △ 2▽ Reply Share › http://www. Our laws also say that minor children can't be charged with crimes. idiots .com the federal budget.Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform . and we deport the maximum. We need enforcement of the existing laws and system. No one has the stomach to spend what it would take (and endure the police state it would take) to deport more. And let's not forget that 40% of illegal immigrants arrived legally and overstayed their visas.. no matter where he is from and how he came ! Those who are purchasing a happy life are never criminals !!! On the contrary.com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index.CNN. People coming here illegally would be better served by staying in their native country and making it a better place for them to live and prosper. 1 △ ▽ Reply Share › remmett70 • 12 hours ago We don't need reform. those who are against human rights are criminals and they are pigheaded.. And a few more are smuggled by boat across oceans. 1 △ ▽ Reply Share › mk_1001 > Jim • 2 hours ago Independent studies and audits using different methodologies have produced similar estimates close to that figure.cnn. The DOJ / ICE is only funded to deport 400. If you think the capture rate is much lower.

Don't attack Mexico. we need to deport them ALL. See the aca for examples. Then you'll start seeing some self-deportation. 24 △ 1▽ Reply Share › Dnice > alphacat4 • 9 hours ago Hogwash . Mexico approves of the invasion of the US by its people and aids and abets them. Yeah right. 4 △ 3▽ Reply Share › Chris Engel > Reckless • 6 hours ago Bunk. 5 △ 3▽ Reply Share › BeanAdult > alphacat4 • 9 hours ago Send employers to jail for hiring illegals. That will end it. What evidence do you offer that the laws are not being enforced? The numbers are telling a different story.com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index. We are deporting illegals in record numbers. The laws are not being enforced because they don't work. renting apts.CNN. then no one will have jobs. If you flood the labor market with surplus labor then http://www. Which means layoffs unless you want to pick produce for less than minimum wage. But they will self deport if we stop giving them everything. driver licenses. but try illegals as spies under the Geneva Convention and execute them..cnn. not the other way around.and yet the same people wonder why income equality is so drastic.Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform . E verify. Congress is supposed to protect the US from invasion..aren't you repubs always going on about job killing regulations? 6 △ ▽ Reply Share › Wastrel Way > Dnice • 4 hours ago I had a better idea years ago. But no worries the dems are going to crash the economy in no time . 21 △ 2▽ Reply Share › illz > Dnice • 8 hours ago Hmm. what they really do is depress wages for American workers. Declare war on Mexico.html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] .. 2 △ ▽ Reply Share › Reckless > Dnice • 6 hours ago Do you realize that deporting all of them will seriously harm our economy? You're taking their purchasing power out of our economy..com alphacat4 > remmett70 • 10 hours ago Because those laws are working so well. just on paper.

That's why money sent home is such an important part of Mexico's economy..com a workers ability to negotiate for fair compensation for his work goes down. Immigrants are not just workers... or new market opportunity arises for companies to produce and sell automated equipment to do that job. Mass deportation. Also illegal immigrants can't receive social assistance through the government. they are also consumers and taxpayers.. Also illegal immigrants can't receive social assistance through the government. Debates about the economic and fiscal benefits and drawbacks of immigrants typically oversimplify the role that immigrants play in our economy.. Worse yet. What actualy happens if the farmer can't find someone to pick produce at slave wages is that they have to raise the compensation offered for that job (benefitting the worker). 6 △ ▽ Reply Share › Reckless > Chris Engel • 4 hours ago Really because I can find countless experts who disagree. In reality.... Adding insult to injury a good portion of the immigrants "purchasing power" isn't even spent here.they need to augment that by seeking out social services which are paid by the American taxpayer.. When one looks more closely...... would result in an indirect negative impact on local businesses because there see more 2 △ 1▽ Reply Share › Norman Dostal > Reckless • 4 hours ago wont at all actually △ ▽ Reply Share › Reckless > Norman Dostal • 4 hours ago Really because I can find countless experts who disagree... for example.again spurring the economy and producing more (and better) job opportunities. the effects would be much larger..cnn... In this report we describe the direct impacts of either deporting or legalizing undocumented workers..Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform . Debates about the economic and fiscal benefits and drawbacks http://www...it's sent home in terms of cash payments to thier country of origion where relatives can benefit from a favorable exchange rate on the dollar.html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] ..com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index. The middle class getting nailed on both ends. The effects of their labor and consumption on economic growth and fiscal health must be factored in as we consider how to address the situation of a large undocumented workforce. The employer can take more in proffit and his real purchasing power goes up compared to the employee. essentialy subsidizing the employers ability to pay low wages.. not even the immigrant can really get by on the minimal wages they are paid. they will find that the impact that immigrants (or any group for that matter) have on the economy is multifaceted and complex..CNN.

they will find that the impact that immigrants (or any group for that matter) have on the economy is multifaceted and complex. 4 △ ▽ Reply Share › Steven Szirotnyak > alphacat4 • 8 hours ago We're asking illegal immigrants how they would like to see our laws rewritten to benefit them? Mr. Immigrants are not just workers. 5 △ 1▽ Reply Share › Regularguy22 > alphacat4 • 3 hours ago The Obama administration issued a policy late last week telling immigration agents to try not to arrest and deport illegal immigrant parents of minor children — a move that adds to the categories of people the administration is trying not to deport. dumdum.S.CNN. the effects would be much larger.. Mass deportation. would result in an indirect negative impact on local businesses because there would be less money circulating in the local economy which see more △ ▽ Reply Share › Reckless > Norman Dostal • 4 hours ago I posted studies that support it.. alphacat4..Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform .html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] .. they are also consumers and taxpayers. please don't run for office. In this report we describe the direct impacts of either deporting or legalizing undocumented workers. When one looks more closely. U. In a nine-page memo issued Friday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said agents should use “prosecutorial discretion” to try to avoid detaining parents and.. for example. In reality.cnn. Navarrette. The effects of their labor and consumption on economic growth and fiscal health must be factored in as we consider how to address the situation of a large undocumented workforce.com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index. △ ▽ Reply Share › Norman Dostal > alphacat4 • 4 hours ago because. please don't run for office. the laws arent enforced-they would work if enforced http://www. △ ▽ Reply Share › remmett70 > alphacat4 • 9 hours ago You cannot honestly be this dim.com of immigrants typically oversimplify the role that immigrants play in our economy. if parents are detained. agents should make sure they have the ability to visit with their children or participate in family court proceedings.

in their opinion. 13 △ ▽ Reply Share › ThinkStraight > freedomliberty13 • 8 hours ago http://www. The executive branch is not following what it has been directed to do by the constitution. is right. Germany once had good laws & a Constitution. that concept doesn't work with a lawless administration that uses the Constitution as a rug to wipe their feet on.cnn. △ ▽ Reply Share › ThinkStraight > remmett70 • 8 hours ago blah blah blah △ ▽ Reply Share › Brad4 • 13 hours ago If we changed our immigration law what forces the executive branch to follow that law? Already the executive branch ignores our laws and does what.CNN. The executive branch was created to execute our laws and that includes the laws they might disagree with. 29 △ 1▽ Reply Share › freedomliberty13 > Brad4 • 11 hours ago The Constitution "forces" the executive to follow the laws. 13 △ ▽ Reply Share › Lance Sjogren > Brad4 • 12 hours ago You can trust Obama to enforce the new immigration law because the new immigration law abolishes enforcement of the immigration laws! 4 △ 4▽ Reply Share › freedomliberty13 > Lance Sjogren • 11 hours ago As he has done with ObamaCare. They are not working well (I detect your sarcasm) but the federal government allows cities to flaunt them.html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] .Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform .com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index. and keeps arrestees in federal facilities at taxpayer expense because they all claim refugee status. he will enforce the parts he likes and change or ignore the parts he doesn't like.com △ ▽ Reply Share › Wastrel Way > alphacat4 • 4 hours ago You are partly correct. Their problem was that Hitler just ignored them and forced laws to give him increasingly more power. Unfortunately. allows employers to flaunt them. This is a constitutional crisis.

I believe that ObamaCare should never have been passed considering: it was done with few or no Congressmen having read it. You can research the supreme court case Heckler vs.com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index.Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform . using that same "discretion" Obama has used and that is mentioned in that court case you cited to destroy it and/or fail to enforce it. If all else fails and it moves forward. IF he suggested parts of it when it was being created.CNN. Chaney for one example of legal precedent. it has only become LESS POPULAR now that "they passed it so we could find out what's in it. SO. and in the face of MA sending Sen Scott Brown to be the vote to kill it in the Senate. against public opinion according to the polls. Delaying pieces of legislation is actually quite routine under administrations of both parties." Yet. voted upon and signed into law. △ ▽ Reply Share › ThinkStraight > freedomliberty13 • 2 hours ago Are you someone who believes it's a good idea to shut down the http://www. but I'm not confident of what will happen there. The GOP is considering defunding it.com Except that he helped write the law so your comment makes no sense. 4 △ ▽ Reply Share › ThinkStraight > freedomliberty13 • 5 hours ago If you understood what the constitution does then you would know that such language wouldn't appear there. on purely partisan lines (guaranteed to generate opposition when it affects 1/6 of our economy). I'm looking forward to a GOP Prez in 2017. 2 △ 1▽ Reply Share › freedomliberty13 > ThinkStraight • 8 hours ago Can you please point me towards the section of our Constitution that says "our president can unilaterally delay. delete or change parts of ANY law WITHOUT Congress voting to amend it.html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] . it required the bribing of at least 2 Dem senators (Landrieu of LA & Ben Nelson of NE) with public money to spend in their states. I think that sword can cut BOTH WAYS. the GOP CONSTITUTIONAL tools to FIGHT it include letting it collapse of its own weight and internal contradictions and problems. none of my above complaints claim any unconstitutionality.cnn. As you know. BTW if you don't like the Affordable Care Act why are you upset about a piece of it being delayed? Your condescension is not appreciated." I missed that part. 2 △ ▽ Reply Share › freedomliberty13 > ThinkStraight • 4 hours ago Like many Americans. which I feel Obama is using UNCONSTITUTIONAL means to subvert.

CNN. You've heard the saying "it takes 2 to tango?" Budgets are the same thing. 2) Many of the GOP ran & were elected upon the promise to "do everything in their power (considering that the GOP does NOT hold the Senate OR the White House) to slow down or stop ObamaCare. there would be no shutdown. if Obama & Reid choose not go along.com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index. △ ▽ Reply Share › ThinkStraight > freedomliberty13 • 2 hours ago It's a yes or no question. Do you really think a majority of Americans will say "are you crazy GOP? WE LOVE OBAMACARE & don't want you to touch it! Stop it or we'll vote you out. So they are equally accountable." I don't think so no matter how much Obama & his media minions try to spin it the other way.Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform . 32 △ 2▽ Reply Share › ThinkStraight > my131staccount • 8 hours ago Any support for that statement? http://www. let's get some facts & logic straight. there would be no shutdown. THEY would be the ones who CAUSED the shutdown because THEY REFUSED to pass the rest of the budget and decided to HOLD THE COUNTRY AS HOSTAGE unless they got their way on Obamacare. If Obama & Reid would only agree to the GOP proposed budget.html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] .com government in order to defund the Affordable Care Act? △ 1▽ Reply Share › freedomliberty13 > ThinkStraight • 2 hours ago 1) First. 1 △ 1▽ Reply Share › my131staccount • 13 hours ago What is killing immigration reform is the realization by Americans that the Democrats want to sell citizenship for future votes." This upcoming budget battle is an opportunity to act upon that promise.cnn. △ ▽ Reply Share › ThinkStraight > Brad4 • 8 hours ago Please provide one good example of what you're talking about. THEN. Are you going to answer it? You're ducking and dodging like a politician. If the GOP would only agree to what Obama/Reid wants. The GOP will communicate to voters that they are willing to pass EVERYTHING in the proposed Dem budget EXCEPT OBAMACARE.

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