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People shout out Tuesday against the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act in the hall outside the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The committee in the Republican-led House prepared to cast its first votes on immigration this year.

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CBO: 8 million to gain legal status in Senate bill

About 8 million immigrants living unlawfully in the United States would gain legal status under sweeping legislation moving toward a vote in the Senate, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday, adding the bill would push federal deficits lower in each of the next two decades.

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