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Sen. Patrick J. Leahy: Judiciary likely to take up immigration after recess

By David Sherfinski – The Washington Times March 12, 2013, 12:09PM Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Tuesday that after gun legislation, immigration will likely be on the committee’s docket following a two-week Easter break. Due to a scheduling conflict, the committee did not take up Sen. …

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President Obama: Get immigration reform done by summer

President Obama: Get immigration reform done by summer By: Jennifer Epstein January 30, 2013 06:52 PM EST President Barack Obama hopes to see Congress to pass a major immigration reform bill by early summer, he said Wednesday, as he blamed resistance on Capitol Hill for the failure to get the reforms done during his first term. …

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Pitfalls ahead for senators’ immigration plan

Pitfalls ahead for senators’ immigration plan By Rosalind S. Helderman and Tara Bahrampour, Published: January 29 The release of a new bipartisan Senate plan to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws and a policy address expected Tuesday from President Obama have launched dramatic new momentum on a long-stalled issue. Now the hard part begins. The blueprint unveiled by senators Monday amid warm bipartisan unity settled …

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Obama embraces Senate immigration plan in call for reform

By Michael O’Brien, Political Reporter, NBC News Updated 3:34 p.m. ET – President Barack Obama hailed the Senate’s bipartisan immigration framework at a major speech on that topic this afternoon in Nevada, but threatened to send his own alternative legislation to Capitol Hill if Congress fails to act. The president embraced of a statement of principles …

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READ: President Obama’s immigration proposal

Posted by Ezra Klein on January 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm Here’s the White House’s immigration framework, which is similar to the Senate’s Gang of 8 framework, and to the White House’s May 2011 plan. If anything, their May 2011 plan was more detailed. In his speech in Las Vegas this afternoon, President Obama warned that ”If Congress is unable to …

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Barack Obama to unveil immigration plan next week: White House

26 JAN, 2013, 12.17PM IST, Article here US President Barack Obama will unveil his plans for a comprehensive immigration reform next week which is expected to spell out the legalisation procedure for lakhs of illegal immigrants and lay down steps to attract global talents, including from India. WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will unveil his plans for …

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Path to citizenship best way to reform immigration

  Posted on Wed, Jan. 16, 2013 Path to citizenship best way to reform immigration BY THOMAS WENSKI Miamiarch.org Now that the elections are over, perhaps a new bipartisan consensus can be forged to finally fix our broken immigration system.Both Democrats and Republicans can read the demographic tea leaves — in the last election the …

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Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path in One Fast Push

By JULIA PRESTON Published: January 12, 2013 WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to push Congress to move quickly in the coming months on an ambitious overhaul of the immigration system that would include a path to citizenship for most of the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country, senior administration officials and lawmakers said last week. Mr. Obama and Senate …

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Obama and Rubio Immigration Plans: What’s the Difference?

By TED HESSON (@tedhesson) Article Jan. 14, 2013 Broad outlines describing how immigration reform could look in 2013 emerged this weekend. Officials from the White House spoke to The New York Times about possible tenets of reform while Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) elaborated on his vision in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. What’s …

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