Oklahoma Republicans urge immigration reform

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A group of current and former Oklahoma Republican elected officials is urging Congress to pass an immigration reform measure this year, saying the current system isn’t working for the state’s business owners and farmers.

In a letter Tuesday to the state’s five U.S. House members and two U.S. senators, the group says there is broad support among Republican voters to make significant changes to the country’s immigration system.

Republican U.S. House Speaker John Boehner has said the House doesn’t plan to take up immigration legislation this year.

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