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Inside Boehner's Election-Year Immigration Strategy

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JOHN BOEHNER
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, looks on as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, speaks to reporters during a news conference following the weekly Republican Conference meeting in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014. Boehner said today that no decision has been made yet on how to proceed with the debt ceiling. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images | Bloomberg via Getty Images

John Boehner is planning to unveil a set of Republican principles for immigration reform before President Obama's State of the Union address, aiming to show the GOP is not hostile to legislation that might win them Hispanic voters.

According to House leadership and immigration-policy aides, the principles will be broad, nebulous even, and heavily focused on Republicans' favorite immigration issue—border security. It will not include any concrete proposal, they said. Indeed, the wording is likely to be intentionally squishy, giving lawmakers lots of room to maneuver.

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