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Must-Read News in Immigration, March 21, 2013

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This week, conservative opposition to immigration reform continues to fall away, with the RNC releasing its report and Rand Paul supporting immigration with a path to citizenship.  As Benjy Sarlin at Talking Points Memo wrote yesterday, even Tea Partiers are now coming around to supporting immigration.  Some now wonder if we’ve hit a tipping point on immigration, and who is left around to oppose the issue.  Mark Krikorian is hoping for an anti-immigrant champion in Bobby Jindal, while Steve King is convinced that opposition to immigration is going to mobilize any minute now.  They might both be waiting for a long time.

National Journal: Seeking a Bigger Audience, Tea-Party Hero Embraces Immigration Reform
By Beth Reinhard

Washington Post: Republicans on immigration reform: Before and after
By Rachel Weiner

Christian Science Monitor: For immigration reform, time could be of the essence
By David Grant

Talking Points Memo: Is Immigration Reform At The Tipping Point?
By Benjy Sarlin

Talking Points Memo: Ken Cuccinelli Takes Down His ‘Immigration’ Issues Page
By Benjy Sarlin

Washington Post: Religious conservatives make moral case for immigration reform
By Rosalind Helderman

Talking Points Memo: Entire Room Of Tea Party House Members Agrees With Rand Paul On Immigration
By Benjy Sarlin

ABC News: Tea Partiers Stand By Rand Paul Despite Immigration Conversion
By Shushannah Walshe

Politico (Playbook): SEN. MARCO RUBIO, in an interview for “Behind the Curtain,” on the likelihood of immigration reform going to President Obama’s desk this year

Politico: Raul Labrador: Republicans should be ‘open-minded’ on immigration
By Kate Nocera

Los Angeles Times: Key House Republican sees support for Rand Paul immigration plan
By Michael Memoli

Politico: Haley Barbour backs ‘path to citizenship’
By Kevin Robillard

Bloomberg: Republicans Court Latinos Without Touching Citizenship
By Elizabeth Dwoskin

Bloomberg: Jeb Bush on Immigration Policy

Washington Post: Seven Democratic senators push to maintain family visas
By David Nakamura

Washington Post: Visas for high-skilled workers could double under bipartisan Senate plan
By Peter Wallsten

Reuters: Insight: Bipartisan Senate group on path to immigration bill
By Thomas Ferraro

New York Times: Key Democrat Chides President and Senators on Pace of Immigration Bill
By Ashley Parker

Washington Post: Key Senate chairman worries immigration overhaul pace too slow
By Rosalind Helderman

The Hill: Pelosi predicts passage of immigration reform bill before summer
By Mike Lillis

ABC/Univision: Brookings Survey: Over Six in Ten Americans Back Citizenship
March 21, 2013

Reuters: Path To Citizenship Supported By Majority Of Americans

San Francisco Chronicle (Editorial): Reform moves in right direction

Washington Post (Editorial): Ken Cuccinelli’s airbrushed policies

Washington Times (Opinion): Trust but verify to reform immigration
By Sen. Rand Paul

Washington Post (Blog): Immigration reform: Nothing ‘special’
By Jennifer Rubin

The Weekly Standard (Blog): Immigration Hawks Turn Their Lonely Eyes to Bobby Jindal
By John McCormack

Fox News Latino (Opinion): It Would be Un-American if Immigration Reform Were Again to Fail
By Daniel Garza

Huffington Post (Blog): This Is Personal to Me
By Sen. Mazie Hirono