HEADLINES: Immigration – June 6th, 2013

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Visit 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 Rounding up Support for Immigration Bill.  Senate debate on a far-reaching immigration bill is becoming a test of Sen. Marco Rubio’s influence over fellow Republicans, as the Florida conservative works to sell GOP lawmakers on landmark legislation that also may help determine the fate of his presidential ambitions. [Associated Press]

GOP Senators: Immigration Reform Bill Fails to Deliver.  Four Republican senators who fervently oppose the Senate immigration reform bill proposed by the so-called “Gang of Eight” voiced their opposition and criticized the bill in a letter sent to colleagues Tuesday. [Voxxi]

Rubio Mixed Signals on Immigration Not Alarming Fellow Gang Members.  Is he in or out?As Sen. Marco Rubio continues to navigate the politics of immigration reform, he’s sending mixed signals about his support of the bill he helped write. “Is Senator Rubio Backing Off His Own Bill?” asks a news relase from the pro-reform America’s Voice.  [Tampa Bay Times]

Immigration Bill Set for Senate Floor Next Week.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said Tuesday that he intends to bring the immigration bill to the Senate floor to start debate next week, saying the legislation “is not a perfect bill, but we’ve never had” a flawless bill coming to the Senate before.  [Wall Street Journal]

What Frank Lautenberg’s Death Means for Immigration Reform.  New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) passed away on Monday at the age of 89, leaving the Senate without its oldest member and last World War II veteran.  [ABC News]

Immigrant Minors Locked in Adult Detention for Months at a Time, ICE Data Shows.  More than 1,300 immigrant minors were held for periods of three days or more in adult detention centers from 2008 to 2012, according to data released by an immigrant rights group Tuesday.  [Huffington Post]

Immigration Reform and Roadblocks.  With the immigration-reform debate already hot and sure to get hotter once the full Senate takes it up, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is walking a borderline of his own.  [Houston Chronicle]

Why Marco Rubio has to Have it Both Ways on Immigration Reform.  Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a strong message to his allies in the “gang of eight” Monday.  [US News]

Don’t Fall for the False Choice on Immigration.  As Washington pundits size up the political pitfalls and payoffs of immigration reform, let’s not forget that fixing a broken immigration system is fundamentally about protecting family values and defending the dignity of workers. [Tallahassee.com]

House Talks on Immigration Reform Near Collapse.  Bipartisan meetings in the House of Representatives on a comprehensive immigration reform bill have failed, and the congressmen will meet for the last time today without reaching an agreement on a House bill, ABC News has learned. [ABC News]


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