HEADLINES: Immigration – April 4th, 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.

High-Skilled Visa Requests Likely to Exceed Supply.  The Homeland Security Department expects applications for high-skilled immigration visas to outpace the available supply in a matter of days, one of the fastest runs on the much-sought-after work permits in years and a sign of continued economic recovery amid new hiring by U.S. technology companies.  [Associated Press]

White House ‘Encouraged’ by Senate Progress on Immigration.  The White House said Monday it was “encouraged” by progress on bipartisan immigration reform in the Senate, but cautioned that lawmakers were “not there yet” on an agreement.  [The Hill]

Deal Reached on guest Worker Program in Immigration.  The nation’s top business and labor groups have reached an agreement on a guest worker program for low-skilled immigrants, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said on Saturday. [New York Times]

How the Business-Labor Immigration Deal Will Help Immigrant Workers.  This weekend, the AFL-CIO and the Chamber of Commerce reached an agreement on how to address the future flow of non-agricultural guest workers in construction, janitorial work, and hospitality.  [Think Progress]

Immigration: The Search for Clarity.  With comprehensive immigration reform a real possibility this year, we look at how our broken system affects Colorado—and how things could come into focus in the near future.  [5280]

Can Immigration Reform Save the American Workforce.  Their agreement on is very preliminary and hasn’t yet even been blessed by the so-called Gang of Eight Senators working on immigration reform, but the mere fact that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue agreed on anything is remarkable.  [Salon]

Public Opinion, Values, and Demographic trends Align in Support of Immigration Reform.  A recently released report by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution offers the latest evidence of broad public receptivity to comprehensive immigration reform.  [Huffington Post]

New Wave of Mexican Immigrants Seems Unlikely.  All across Mexico’s ruddy central plains, most of the people who could go north already have. In a region long regarded as a bellwether of illegal immigration — where the flow of migrants has often seemed never-ending — the streets are wind-whipped and silent.  [New York Times]

Labor, Religious Leaders Join Forces to Defend Family Visas in Immigration Deal.  Labor and religious leaders joined forces on Wednesday to defend family visas as senators finalize a comprehensive immigration reform bill.  [The Hill]

Graham’s Immigration Bid Starts in South Carolina.  A five-minute lunch break at Chick-fil-A was Senator Lindsey Graham’s only unscheduled stop of the day. [New York Times]


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