HEADLINES: Immigration – August 22, 2013

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button_icon_immigration_headlinesVisit our blog every Thursday for HEADLINES: Immigration. I’ll bring you all the most important and up-to-date news on the immigration debate. As the pressure builds to pass immigration reform, HEADLINES: Immigration gives you easy access to all the news you want in one place.

Immigration Advocates Turn Up the Heat. As the month of August progresses, so does the push for immigration reform. Advocates have turned up the heat on key lawmakers. [ABC]

32 Kansas Mayors Urge Immigration Reform. Municipal political leaders express the value of the immigrant communities within their jurisdictions and are reaching out to federal lawmakers on their behalf. [The Kansas City Star]

Congressional Representatives Urge Brown to Sign Immigration Bill. Many Members of Congress from California have stepped forward in favor of immigration reform and are now asking that Gov. Jerry Brown do the same. [Los Angeles Times]

Happy Birthday, DACA: Program Offers Hope for More Limits on Deportations. As the program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) celebrates its first anniversary, it also celebrates many successes. [ABC]

The Way Forward on Immigration. Several political figures attempt to find common ground between Republicans and Democrats in regard to the issues that surround immigration reform. [Politico]

California Republicans Turn to Immigration to Fight Extinction. California’s Republicans are feeling the pressure to pass immigration reform. [Politico]

Evangelical Pastors Step Up Pro-immigration Campaign. Religious leaders take to the airwaves in support of immigration reform. They hope to persuade Republican lawmakers to take action. [The Washington Post]

In First Year of New Program, Deportation is Deferred for 400,000 Young Immigrants. A handful of congresspeople and political leaders offer their opinions on the successes of DACA. They are also looking to the future with hopes of continued immigration reform. [National Journal]

Immigration Reformers are Winning August. Expectations about August had led many to believe that anti-immigration movements would increase in size. However, reports throughout the nation seem to say otherwise, even as those in favor of immigration reform rally to support the cause. [The Atlantic]

Obama: Senate Immigration Reform Bill Would Pass House If It Came Up for a Vote. President Obama calls out House Republicans and their continued delays in bringing immigration reform to a vote. [Huffington Post]

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