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August 12, 2013 11:54 AM

Many in Kansas anxiously await outcome of immigration policy reform

Cornelius Peters sits in the lobby of his lawyer’s office. He’s one of the tens of thousands of people who came to southwest Kansas for a tough but good-paying job, overstayed a visa and became part of the sprawling illegal immigration issue that the nation has faced for decades. And now, with six kids, he’s among many immigrants who hope for a bill like the one the Senate has already approved to become law, giving him a shot at legal residency and maybe even citizenship in a decade or so if he has a clean background and pays thousands in fines

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