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PICTURES: Recent Attempts at Immigration Reform PICTURES: Recent Attempts at Immigration Reform

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PICTURES: Recent Attempts at Immigration Reform


SASABE, AZ - JUNE 01:  An undocumented immigrant apprehended in the desert near the Mexican border is processed before being transported to a detention center June 1, 2010 near Sasabe, Arizona. He was captured with 9 other immigrants about two miles north of the border. During the 2009 fiscal year 540,865 undocumented immigrants were apprehended entering the United States illegally along the Mexican border, 241,000 of those were captured in the 262 mile stretch of the border known as the Tucson Sector.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Immigration has been a hot-button issue in the U.S. for more than a century. As President Obama prepares to make an address on immigration reform in Texas, here’s a look back at some notable attempts at immigration reform in the past few years.


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