In Immigration Fight, Republicans Explore Alternatives to a Shutdown

nytimes.com – WASHINGTON — Americans for Prosperity, a group founded by the billionaire Koch brothers, has held informal conversations with Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill in recent weeks, cautioning them against fighting President Obama’s promised executive order on immigration with a strategy that could lead to a government shutdown. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey echoed that sentiment on Monday in a private meeting of newly elected House members.

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