HEADLINES: Immigration, August 1st, 2013

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button_icon_immigration_headlinesVisit our blog every Thursday for HEADLINES: Immigration. I’ll provide you with the most relevant and up-to-date news on the immigration debate. From reform to fact-checkers to how immigrants impact their homeland, HEADLINES: Immigration gives you all the news you need on immigration.

Paul Ryan: House Could Vote on Immigration Bill in October. Rep. Paul Ryan told constituents that “tentatively, in October,” the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a bill for legal immigration. [ABC News]

Are the Tides Turning for Immigration Reform in the House? Rep. Steve King aside, new polling data has shown that House Republicans are leaning in support of reform. Helping the case, a CBS poll shows that a cohesive conservative opposition to reform has not materialized. [CBS News]

Fact Checking Rep. Steve King.  Glenn Kessler at the Washington Post rebuts Rep. King’s statements with facts. [Washington Post]

Point Man for Immigration Rights. California state Sen. Ricardo Lara, whose father was smuggled to the U.S. from Mexico at age 19, is in the vanguard of immigration reform. He keeps his family’s story in mind as he pushes progressive legislation. [LA Times]

How Immigrants Change the Rest of the World. Many Americans only focus on how immigration reform will affect people within U.S. borders. However, the American immigration system has a huge affect on the rest of the world, much of it driven by remittances and cultural exchange. [Boston Globe]

Rally Presses Boehner on Immigration. A diverse group of  immigration reform supporters rallied in Springfield, Ohio. Rep. Boehner may be listening to his constituents; he recently said that he was committed to fixing America’s immigration system. [USA Today]

Immigration Supporters Plan to Hunt Down House Members. Immigration reform advocates are tracking down representatives during this August recess, maintaining strong momentum in support of immigration reform. However, Tea Party activists are ready to push back. [Bloomberg] 

Cecilia Munoz, Quarterback of Obama’s Immigration Reform Efforts. Obama’s right-hand lady has much experience in the immigration realm. Labeled as “tough” and “effective,” she is running the White House’s immigration activities. [The Daily Beast]           

Rep. Luis Gutierrez on House Immigration Bill and Steve King’s Notorious Comments. Rep. Gutierrez is optimistic that the House will pass immigration reform. He says that support for immigration reform is so broad and diverse that the House needs to pass it. [Fox News Latino]

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