At Talking Points Memo is a list of reasons why immigration reform will pass this year, including the fact that anti-immigrant opponents are more marginalized now than ever.  Gang of 8 members John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Jeff Flake met with Congressional Republicans last week to promote the Senate... Continue »
Roll Call: House Immigration Negotiators Mull Citizenship Compromise By David Harrison Voxxi: Pathway to citizenship: Republicans face ‘balancing act’ By Raisa Camargo Roll Call: House GOP Seeks Immigration Solution By Daniel Newhauser and David M. Drucker ABC/Univision: How the GOP Could Break an Unwritten Rule and Pass Immigration Reform... Continue »
Voxxi: As immigration debate rolls on, where is Kris Kobach? By Griselda Nevarez New York Times: White House Says It Was Not Involved in Detainee Release By Kirk Semple CNN: White House was ‘unaware’ of immigration detainee release Huffington Post: Jay Carney: Immigration Agency Made Decision To Release Detainees... Continue »
Washington Post (Blog): Citing fiscal crunch, the government releases “several hundred” detained immigrants By Suzy Khimm Associated Press: McCain and Graham press Obama on border security, later praise president on immigration issue Reuters: Lindsey Graham Emerges As Strong Voice In Congress By John Whitesides USA Today: Ad hits Sen.... Continue »
Deseret News: New sources of support for immigration reform By Mercedes White Wall Street Journal: The GOP’s Immigration Dilemma By Laura Meckler CNN: Video: Sen. Graham on spending cuts and immigration February 26, 2013 Los Angeles Times: President to meet with John McCain, Lindsey Graham on immigration By Michael... Continue »
In big news from this weekend, Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker has joined other pro-immigration reform Republicans in supporting a path to citizenship.  Sen. John McCain appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” to talk about how Republicans shouldn’t fear getting primaried if they support immigration reform.  And Frank Sharry,... Continue »
A new Pew Research Center/USA Today poll finds that more Americans support President Obama’s approach to a number of issues–including immigration–over the approach of Congressional Republicans.  The poll also finds a clear majority of Hispanics approving of the President’s job performance overall, and his approach to immigration specifically.  Meanwhile,... Continue »
Widely covered in the media has been John McCain’s town hall meeting in Arizona from Tuesday, in which anti-immigrant “jerks” started shouting about how the only way to stop undocumented immigrants is with guns and how immigrants would “go home” if the US cut off their welfare (a null... Continue »
Washington Post (Wonkblog): Undocumented immigrants would have 13-year wait for citizenship under Obama plan By Suzy Khimm New America Media: Who Will Benefit Most From an Immigration Reform Bill? By Elana Shore New York Times: Obama Works the Phones to Calm Tensions on Immigration Plan By Ashley Parker New... Continue »
Over the holiday weekend, the big news in immigration reform was the leak of President Obama’s immigration bill–and Marco Rubio’s harsh response to it.  The President’s plan would create a Lawful Prospective Immigrant visa for the 11 million aspiring Americans already in the US.  If they passed background checks,... Continue »