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WASHINGTON -

This is the White House conducting battles on a number of fronts now.  There is a new climate in Washington when it comes to immigration reform, but the details are going to make it very difficult to craft a comprehensive fix.

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano got a birds-eye view of the border Monday near San Diego, showing what increased spending on enforcement can do.

"What we have seen now compared to 20 years ago is like the difference between a rocket ship to a horse and buggy," she said.

And the border crisis has certainly eased, also, because of the sluggish U.S. economy -- making it less attractive to immigrants.

But in Washington, the dynamics of the debate have changed.  And over at the White House, President Obama will press the issue with liberal groups and business leaders, advancing an agenda that Democrats have been pushing for years -- finding a way to offer U.S. citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants.

"To think that 11 million living here without documentation, need to give them a chance to ear citizenship," said Sen. Dick Durbin.

Business leaders will no doubt push the President for an expanded guest worker program, but that's something many labor groups are likely to oppose.

Either way, many Republicans who are still stinging from the 2012 elections are open to a comprehensive fix of some kind.

"There is a growing recognition by Republicans. They want to get this issue behind them so they can begin to make inroads with Latinos on the issues of jobs, opportunity, values. This is after all a culturally conservative and entrepreneurially minded part of our electorate," said Republican strategist and FOX News contributor Karl Rove.

Any kind of deal, though, will come down to a balancing act between long-term border enforcement and offering citizenship to perhaps 11 million illegal immigrants.

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