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White House not “hopeful” sequester will be averted – CBS News

Senior administration officials do not expect the spending cuts to be averted; they expect them to happen.

“It doesn’t look hopeful that we will resolve this before Saturday,” said one senior official who briefed reporters Tuesday afternoon.

The White House does detect some differences emerging among Republicans and pointed to comments from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Va., who flew with President Obama to Virginia on Tuesday.

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Are Black Immigrants Forgotten in the Immigration Debate?

Of the nearly 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. in 2011, 80 percent came from Mexico or Latin America. But Hispanic immigration is decreasing and according to CBS News, “for the first time since 1910, Hispanic immigration last year was topped by immigrants from Asia.” In an interview with The Root, Rep. Yvette Clarke (D, New York) explained that while some of the challenges facing immigrants are universal, others depend on the country of origin.

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