HEADLINES: Immigration

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button_icon_immigration_headlinesVisit our blog every Thursday for HEADLINES: Immigration.   I will bring you all the most important and up-to-date news on the immigration debate.  From CIR to detention to the DREAM Act, HEADLINES: Immigration gives easy access to all the news you want in one place.

The Many Faces of Immigration Reform.  I am the grandson of undocumented immigrants. My father’s parents came here as Paper Son and Paper Daughter. The “Paper” system involved buying real U.S. identities, sold by international agents, and then assumed, in this case, by my grandparents when they arrived in California. My real last name is Wong, not the name they bought – Lui. [SF Gate]

Among U.S Evangelicals, Surprising Support for Immigration Reform.  Thou shalt compromise, at least on immigration reform.  That is the message being heard from some leading evangelicals in the United States. [Reuters]

Gridlock on the Rio Grande.  Talk of comprehensive immigration reform is welcome news — especially because it could offer a possible path for citizenship for undocumented immigrants and more visas for highly skilled workers.  [New York Times]

A Nation of Immigrants.  The nation’s total immigrant population reached a record 40.4 million in 2011, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center.  [Pew Hispanic]

Signs of a Shift on Immigration Among GOP Rank-and-File.  With notable speed after the Nov. 6 presidential election, a number of Republican politicians and opinions makers — from House Speaker John A. Boehner to the talk show host Sean Hannity — altered their positions on immigration and expressed a new openness to comprehensive reform.  [New York Times]

The Only Sure Way to Secure the Border. There’s a basic chicken-and-egg problem that has long bedeviled the U.S. immigration debate: What comes first, a secure border or effective reform?  [Bloomberg]

Defining Border Security.  The recent announcements by President Barack Obama and a bipartisan group of senators outlining broad principles for immigration reform are very welcome. [Politico]

Unions Team Up for Large Vegas Immigration Rally.   Immigration activists in Las Vegas are hoping to capitalize on the momentum President Barack Obama brought when he spoke on the topic here last month.  [Associated Press]

Daily Report: Silicon Valley and Immigrant Groups Find Common Cause. Silicon Valley executives, who have long pressed the government to provide more visas for foreign-born math and science brains, are joining forces with an array of immigration groups seeking comprehensive changes in the law. [New York Times]

Eric Cantor on Immigration: Children of the Undocumented Should Get Citizenship.  A top U.S. Republican lawmaker said on Sunday he would support granting citizenship to children who are undocumented in the country in a sign that conservatives who oppose immigration amnesty will be playing defense as Congress takes on immigration reform in the coming months.  [Reuters]


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