Rupert Murdoch is immigration reform's biggest booster, and obstacle

The Fox News owner wants Washington to pass immigration reform, but he's the one holding the keys

Rupert Murdoch
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Rupert Murdoch, the octogenarian media baron, has long advocated reforming America's immigration laws. And he reiterated his pro-business pitch for comprehensive immigration reform legislation in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal — a newspaper he owns that broadly shares his views on the subject.

"One of the most immediate ways to revitalize our economy is by passing immigration reform," Murdoch wrote in his op-ed. He then takes on the conservative complaint about legal "amnesty" for illegal immigrants:

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