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quote: "I look forward to the next venture, which is making sure we do immigration reform,' Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said late Wednesday."
their: USA TODAY
their_title: Shutdown over, Democrats say immigration is next
their_url: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/10/17/government-shutdown-shift-immigration-reform/3000575/
their_copy: Before the bill to end the budget impasse even hit President Obama's desk Wednesday, he and congressional Democrats had pivoted to what they hope is the next big legislative battle: an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws including citizenship for the nation's 12 million undocumented immigrants.
theirCTA: Read the full story here
our_copy: The odds of reform this year are slim. Expect Dems to ride this issue into the 2014 congressional election.

Ted Hesson was formerly the immigration editor at Fusion, covering the issue from Washington, D.C. He also writes about drug laws and (occasionally) baseball. On the side: guitars, urban biking, and fiction.