HEADLINES: Immigration – April 11th, 2013

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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 reform to detention to the DREAM Act, HEADLINES: Immigration gives easy access to all the news you want in one place.

Immigration Debate: 5 Things to Watch.  Right now, immigration reform seems like President Barack Obama’s best chance at a legacy achievement in 2013.  [Politico]

Schumer Sees Immigration Bill by Week’s End.  Sen. Chuck Schumer said on Sunday he sees the Senate Gang of Eight producing a comprehensive immigration reform bill by the end of the week.  [Politico]

Rubio, Amid Planning, is Yet to Commit on Immigration Bill.  When Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, last appeared with a bipartisan group of senators to discuss their plans for a broad overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, he looked optimistic, apple-cheeked — and slightly nervous.  [New York Times]

Hey Congress.  Get Immigration Reform Done.  Members of Congress have returned to our nation’s capital after a two-week break for the Easter holiday. And now that they’re all back, they should immediately address one of the most pressing issues facing our country: the need for responsible and comprehensive immigration reform.  [Politico]

AP Should Not Stop with ‘Illegal Immigrants.’”  The Associated Press news agency decided to ban the term “illegal immigrant” last week is a big victory for fairness in journalism, but there are other terms used daily in the media that should be revised as well.  [Miami Herald]

D.C Immigrant Activists Optimistic Ahead of Wednesday Rally.  For Zoila Argueta, the hard part is over. Thirty years after she fled her native, war-torn El Salvador for the United States, leaving behind her three young children and cleaning offices to send money home, she is now an American citizen with grandchildren and a settled, secure life.  [Washington Post]

Springtime for Immigration Reform.  Last November, Hispanic voters planted the seeds for serious immigration reform when they backed President Barack Obama by a record margin.  [CNN]

Invest in Community-Based Alternatives to Immigration Detention.  The dire human and economic consequences of maintaining a massive immigration detention system are clear.  [The Hill]

Four Arguments Against a Long Wait for Citizenship.  So far, three separate immigration reform bills being drafted in Washington feature a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. And the path in each is a long one.  [ABC News]

Immigration Debate Now on Ag’s Turf.  Senate efforts to overhaul immigration law now mainly hinge on a major sector certain to be impacted by the plan: Agriculture.  [Politico]

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