HEADLINES: Immigration – July 18th, 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.

The Immigrant Healthcare Imperative.  Investing in primary care for everyone will cost money, but the overall gain — for the economy, for Medicare, for our nation’s health — would outweigh this handily.  [The Atlantic]

The Immigration Fight is the Battle for the Soul of the GOP.  The party’s internal conflict isn’t about wooing Hispanic voters. It’s a proxy war between pragmatist elites and the angry fringe — and the fringe is winning.  [The Atlantic]

Obama Concedes Congress Won’t Meet August Deadline on Immigration Overhaul.  President Barack Obama on Tuesday conceded that an immigration overhaul cannot be achieved by his August deadline.  [Associated Press]

Asylum Requests from Immigrants on the Rise in US.  Requests for asylum in the United States have nearly quadrupled in the last five years, mostly due to claims by immigrants coming from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, according to internal figures from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services obtained by The Associated Press.  [Associated Press]

Dems Pin Immigration Hopes on GOP’s Ryan.  Democrats doggedly pursuing a far-reaching immigration bill are counting on help from Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s running mate last year and an unlikely candidate for delivering the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s second-term agenda.  [Boston.com]

Defining Citizenship Down.  GOP Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina tells local reporters in his state that he thinks a path to citizenship will end up in the final immigration bill:  [Washington Post]

Why is Immigration Reform Stalled? Look Back in Time.  Last month, the Senate’s passage of its landmark immigration reform bill seemed like major progress after years of gridlock stymied the issue.  [ABC News]

No, Congressman, You Probably Won’t Lose Your Job for Voting for Immigration Reform.  Conservatives in Congress have been actively opposing immigration reform in recent months, citing a fear that well-funded primary challengers will take them on if they compromise on the issue — a line of reasoning that has crystalized into conventional wisdom in Washington.  [Buzzfeed]

Hatch Shows Courage on Immigration.  As we honored American freedom two weeks ago on the Fourth of July, I couldn’t help but celebrate the momentum for immigration reform that will help honor and build on that freedom for generations to come.  [Deseret News]

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