February 05, 2013
by The Hill

Lobbyists are elbowing into the talks over immigration reform to ensure they aren’t left out in the cold when lawmakers move forward with legislation.

Silicon Valley, the agriculture and hospitality sectors, and gay and lesbian groups are among the throng of outside interests looking to keep their favored programs and provisions in the mix.

The burst of activity on immigration has groups rushing to get their voices heard. Coalitions are springing back to life or forming anew in hopes of securing changes to the immigration system.

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