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Originally published Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 12:08 PM

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Bush sees Congress making progress on immigration

Former President George W. Bush says it looks like an immigration overhaul has a chance to pass Congress and he says its' important to fix "a broken system."

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WASHINGTON —

Former President George W. Bush says it looks like an immigration overhaul has a chance to pass Congress and he says its' important to fix "a broken system."

The Senate has passed legislation that combines the promise of citizenship for those living in the United States unlawfully with increased border security. But that approach seems to be a nonstarter in the GOP-led House.

Still, Bush tells ABC's "This Week" that it looks like lawmakers are making "some progress."

Bush was unable to get an overhaul passed when he was president.

Asked whether the GOP would suffer if immigration legislation died, Bush said the reason to pass it isn't to bolster the Republican Party but to fix the system.

He said, "Good policy yields good politics as far as I'm concerned."

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