In an election year, GOP wary of immigration issue

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks in the East Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Washington, about helping the long-term unemployed. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s new declaration that he’s open to legal status for many immigrants short of citizenship sounds a lot like House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders, an election-year compromise that numerous Republicans as well as Democrats crave.

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