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Sens. Charles Schumer and John McCain have forged an unusual and jokingly grumpy relationship as they've sought a path to immigration reform -- and despite their deadpan sniping at one another, the pair's newfound bond could prove crucial as they seek to secure votes for their 844-page reform bill. In the House, meanwhile, Rep. Paul Ryan has emerged as a key champion for immigration reform, pushing the Clintonian notion that people who "work hard and play by the rules" should be given a shot at the American dream.

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