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Democrats embrace immigration issue

McCain's backing of overhaul frees Clinton, Obama

Senator Barack Obama addressed a rally at the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg yesterday. Senator Barack Obama addressed a rally at the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg yesterday. (RICK BOWMER/Associated Press)
By Sasha Issenberg
Globe Staff / February 23, 2008

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AUSTIN, Texas - Last fall, neither Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama was eager to take a stand when asked in a series of debates whether illegal immigrants should be able to apply for drivers' licenses. But Thursday night, they were much less bashful when the issue of immigration came up: Clinton said she would stop federal raids against undocumented workers, ... (Full article: 823 words)

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