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Immigration advocates claim ” resounding win” in quiet August

Originally Published: The Hill, September 2, 2013 Advocates for comprehensive immigration reform are claiming victory in the August recess. Their argument? They won because they didn’t lose. With legislation stalled in the Republican-controlled House, the push to overhaul the immigration system has not dominated the national headlines or evening news during the four weeks that …

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Immigration Advocates vow big Washington rallies to press reform

Originally Published, The Hill, September 2, 2013 The shift in tactics comes as some leaders in the movement are voicing frustration that the more narrowly tailored activities used during the August recess have failed to maximize pressure on House Republican leaders to take up immigration legislation. “I say that one of the problems we have …

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Path Toward Citizenship or Legalization

Originally Published: The Hill’s Congress Blog, August 30, 2013 Controversy over a path toward citizenship is the most important roadblock to immigration reform. Many conservatives oppose a path to citizenship because it’s unfair to reward law breakers with citizenship.  Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Ida.) said, “People that came here illegally knowingly – I don’t think they …

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Fixing America’s broken immigration system would be good for the country–and for the Republican Party

Immigration Of fences and good sense Fixing America’s broken immigration system would be good for the country—and for the Republican Party Jul 6th 2013 |From the print edition SOME of the first English words that Mario Rubio learned were “I am looking for work.” A penniless Cuban immigrant, he asked a friend to write them out …

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House GOP divided on immigration but united against Senate, Obama

By Frank Thorp, Luke Russert and Carrie Dann, NBC News Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:54 PM EDT NBCNews.com House Republicans huddled behind closed doors Wednesday in a long-awaited “special conference” to discuss tactics, air grievances and plot the way forward – or out of – the national debate over comprehensive immigration reform. While the “lively” …

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The Dream is Now’—Steve Jobs’ widow launches new Dream Act push

The Dream is Now’—Steve Jobs’ widow launches new Dream Act push By Beth Fouhy | The Lookout – Tue, Jan 22, 2013 Cendy (screengrab from www.thedreamisnow.org) The teenage girl peers into the camera, ready to divulge a secret. “All my siblings are documented except me,” says the girl, identified onscreen as Cendy. “I know I have a lot of potential …

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How the immigration deal got made

By: Manu Raju and Carrie Budoff Brown and Anna Palmer (POLITICO) April 17, 2013 05:03 AM EDT The meeting was supposed to be a half-hour update for immigration reform proponents — but they weren’t about to let the Democratic senators get off that easily.The advocates were furious that Democrats might cave to Republican demands to make …

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Immigration bill filed in Senate; opponents hope to use delays to kill it

By David Nakamura, A bipartisan group of lawmakers formally filed an 844-page immigration bill on the Senate floor early Wednesday, setting the stage for months of public debate over the proposal. Leading Capitol Hill opponents of the proposal to overhaul the nation’s immigration systemare coalescing around a strategy to kill the bill by delaying the legislative process as long …

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3 Leaked Immigration Reform Details You Need To Know

By TED HESSON (@tedhesson) April 15, 2013   After months of negotiations, a group of Democrats and Republicans in the Senate are poised to release a broad immigration reform bill within the next few days. The bill would create a pathway to citizenship for some of the country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants and earmark billions for border …

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