HEADLINES: Immigration March 13th, 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 CIR to detention to the DREAM Act, HEADLINES: Immigration gives easy access to all the news you want in one place.

Obama Meets with Faith Leaders on Immigration. Projecting urgency, President Barack Obama said Friday he wants the Senate to pass a comprehensive immigration bill in the next three months, though he is willing to be patient if that timeline slips slightly. [Associated Press]

Senators Hush-Hush as they Craft Immigration Bill.  The eight senators meet in private several times a week, alternating between Sen. John McCain’s and Sen. Charles Schumer’s offices.  [Associated Press]

Jeb Bush Says he’s “In Sync” with Graham on Immigration Reform.  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Sunday said he was “in sync” with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on immigration reform.  [The Hill]

Immigration Reform Opponents Have it Wrong.  Conservatives, at least a bunch of them, have become too fatalistic these days.  [Washington Post]

Mormon Leader: Obama’s Immigration Plan Matched LDS Values.  President Barack Obama’s outline for immigration reform matches the values of the Mormon faith, according to Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the LDS Church’s governing First Presidency.  [Salt Lake Tribune]

An Immigration Hawk Strikes a New Tone in the House.  When Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) took over as chairman of a key House committee related to immigration this November, immigrant rights activists weren’t exactly enthused.  [ABC/Univision]

Napolitano: Obama Eagerly Awaiting Bipartisan Immigration Draft.  Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that the Obama administration is “urgently awaiting” immigration reform legislation being drafted by a bipartisan group of senators, adding that critics’ efforts to separate border security benchmarks from a larger comprehensive reform package are mere stalling tactics.  [NBC]

Senate Immigration Group: National ID Too Costly.  Senators working on a sweeping immigration bill will likely abandon the idea of a new high-tech ID card for workers because it’s too expensive, a key negotiator said.  [Associated Press]

Faith, Politics, and Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  I just returned from Congressman John Lewis’ “Faith and Politics Pilgrimage to Alabama” and was deeply moved by the experience.  [The Hill]

Kevin Mccarthy: “I Wouldn’t Underestimate The House’s Ability to Pass the Immigration Bill.”  Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the third-highest ranked Republican in the House, signaled Sunday that there is enough support in the House to pass comprehensive immigration reform.  [Huffington Post]

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