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GOP Donors Urge House to Pass Immigration Reform

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Karl Rove, White House deputy chief of staff, addresses the National Council of La Raza in Los Angeles July 11, 2006. Rove spoke on the Bush administration's plans for immigration reform. Rove's speech was disrupted twice by protestors. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES) - RTR1FEM4

A group of Republican donors and fundraisers have sent a letter to GOP lawmakers in the House urging them to "fix our broken immigration system."

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Among those who signed the letter are top GOP strategist Karl Rove and former Vice President Dan Quayle.

Anchor Carol Hills spoke with Lynn Tramonte, with the Washington-based immigrant advocacy group America's Voice about the new letter and the push by some conservatives to pass immigration reform.

Seventy-five percent of Latinos voted for President Obama, according to polls from America's Voice. But Tramonte said their polls also show that Latino voters "are willing to give Republicans a second look once they stop using the immigration issue in a negative way and show leadership about getting it resolved."

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