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News Summary: Immigration backers get to work

The Associated Press

NOT ON BREAK: Congress' monthlong August recess could be crucial for immigration legislation as supporters aim to exert influence in dozens of congressional districts home to Republican House members seen as open to reform.

MOBILIZING: Groups with ties to the GOP majority are under pressure to win over lawmakers through tailor-made campaigns, while immigration activists and others on the left are making plans for large-scale mobilizations such as rallies.

TOP PRIORITY: Immigration legislation has been in limbo since the Senate last month passed a sweeping bill with provisions aimed at securing the border, allowing many more workers into the country legally, and offering eventual citizenship to the 11 million immigrants already here illegally.