Conservative groups are pushing back against planned immigration reforms, warning that legalizing the 11 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally would place a strain on the newly revamped health care system, along with other key government programs. Meanwhile, conservatives in key primary states reached out to Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, warning him that his role in pushing immigration reforms could cost him the party's nomination in 2016. "You still have a very passionate group of conservatives and evangelicals who are uncomfortable with any kind of change or anything that can be considered reform," said Oran Smith, director of South Carolina's Palmetto Family Council.

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