HEADLINES: Immigration – July 25th, 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.

Immigrants’ Kids Get Support From Some House Republicans.  Rosa Velazquez had enrolled in college with a music scholarship after years of practice and competitions. [Bloomberg]

Cruel and Indecent.  Family values are a pillar of traditional Republican discourse. But as soon as it comes time to address immigration issues, all of their emphasis on family unity goes out the window, replaced by advocacy for division.  [La Opinion]

Evangelicals Press GOP in House on Immigration.  Mark Bailey leads Dallas Theological Seminary, an evangelical school known for conservative beliefs on issues such as interpreting Scripture and the Second Coming.  [Dallas News]

Why Immigration Reform Won’t Get as Rowdy as Health Care.  When Congress broke for its August recess four years ago, many members of Congress probably would have preferred to stay in Washington.  [ABC News]

Immigration a Quandary for Republicans.  Majorities of Americans support the two main pillars of immigration reform — increasing border security and a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.  [Washington Post]

Immigration Polls: Disagreement in the Details.  Poll after poll show that a majority of Americans favor allowing immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to remain here legally and, further, to apply for citizenship. But the level of support for changes in immigration laws varies significantly with the details.  [Associated Press]

The House Will not Pass the Senate Immigration Bill. Here’s Why.  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) isn’t backing down from his position that the House will deal with the immigration issue piece-by-piece and won’t vote on the Senate-passed bill.  [Washington Post]

‘Amnesty’ Losing Emotional Punch in Immigration Debate.  For years, critics of comprehensive immigration reform have hurled the A-word — “amnesty” — like a political slur.  [USA Today]

Is Immigration Reform Dead?  Not if Evangelicals Can Do Anything About It.  The path to immigration reform has been long and divisive, and it is difficult to see the finish line even now.  [The Atlantic]

Anxiety Brews Among Immigration Supporters.  Supporters of far-reaching immigration legislation fear they’re losing the message war and say an all-out campaign is needed from business groups and other outside advocates with ties to House Republicans to turn it around.  [Associated Press]


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