HEADLINES: Immigration – June 20th, 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.

Rubio’s English Requirement Touches Nerve in Florida.  If you can’t speak English, you shouldn’t seek permanent residence in this country, and you certainly can’t become a citizen.  [Sun-Sentinel]

Graham Warns Fellow Republicans: Without Immigration Bill, GOP to Lose in 2016.  Republicans are “in a demographic death spiral” and will fail in their effort to win the presidency if the party blocks an immigration overhaul, a leading GOP senator said Sunday.  [Associated Press]

Republicans to Watch on Immigration.  Republicans have an opportunity for a get-out-of-jail moment with the fastest-growing slice of the U.S. electorate, Hispanics.  [New York Times]

As U.S. Plugs Border in Arizona, Crossings Shift to South Texas.  A surge in migrant traffic across the Southwest border into Texas has resulted in a milestone: the front line of the battle against illegal crossings from Mexico has shifted for the first time in over a decade away from Arizona to the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.  [New York Times]

Fears of National ID With Immigration Bill.  Driver’s license photographs and biographic information of most Americans would be accessible through an expanded Department of Homeland Security nationwide computer network if the immigration legislation pending before the Senate becomes law.  [New York Times]

An Emerging Middle Ground on Immigration Reform?  The prospects for immigration reform rest on a simple question: Are Republicans prepared to accept reform that includes a path to citizenship without hard border security triggers as necessary pre-conditions for it to proceed, or aren’t they?   [Washington Post]

Majority of Arizonans Want Immigration Reform.  A poll released Thursday demonstrates overwhelming support in Arizona for immigration-reform legislation that is being debated in the U.S. Senate. [Arizona Central]

50 DREAMers Who Prove Deportation Relief was Smart.  On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced a new government program that would give deportation relief to young undocumented immigrants who met certain qualifications.

Employers are Not Immigration Officers. IMMIGRATION REFORM is notoriously contentious. Yet it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t think employers should be barred from hiring illegal immigrants — and sharply penalized if they do so.  [Boston Globe]

Six Amendments to Watch in the Senate Immigration Reform Fight.  Senators are girding for a contentious floor fight next week over more than 100 immigration reform amendments that will be crucial to determining whether the chamber approves comprehensive legislation. 

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