HEADLINES: Immigration – April 18, 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.

Child Migrants, Alone in Court.  Belkis Rivera, 14 years old, sat in the Los Angeles immigration courtroom, in a black coat and purple scarf, shaking with fear.  [New York Times]

For Evangelicals, a Shift in Views on Immigration.   In the pews of the First Baptist Church of Orlando, where thousands of evangelical Christians gather on Sundays to worship and sing, a change of heart is happening on the once toxic issue of immigration.  [New York Times]

Extra Care Required in Crafting Immigration Reform.  “Without legislative language,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy declared in a statement March 20, “there is nothing for the Judiciary Committee to consider this week at our markup.”  [Real Clear Politics]

Businesses Gear Up for Fight as Immigration Details Leak.  The business community has long supported the idea of immigration reform — particularly the high-tech sector and the construction industry, which badly need the workers.  [Politico]

With Endorsement of Immigration Plan, Rubio Makes First Major Policy Gamble of his Career. It was early one morning in December when Richard J. Durbin spotted Marco Rubio in the members-only Senate gym.  [Washington Post]

Poll: Vast Majority of Undocumented Immigrants Have Connections to Citizens.  A vast majority of undocumented Latino immigrants (85 percent) have family connections to U.S. citizens, a new poll finds.  [NPR]

What Senate Bill Means for Different Immigrants.  A bipartisan Senate group is set to unveil a broad overhaul of the U.S. immigration laws this week. Here’s a look at how different types of immigrants would be treated under the Senate plan.  [Wall Street Journal]

John Boehner Considers Breaking Immigration Bill Into Pieces.  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) looks likely to try to move immigration reform through the House in a few separate bills, rather than in one comprehensive piece of legislation, two sources have told The Huffington Post.  [Huffington Post]

Perfection is the Enemy of Reform.  Luis Magaña has been an advocate of the rights of immigrant farm workers for his entire adult life.  [New York Times]

Immigration Overhaul Proposal Is Likely to Ignite Fierce Debate.  The introduction of sweeping immigration legislation on Tuesday is likely to ignite a months-long battle between those who want citizenship for the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants and opponents who view such an approach as amnesty.  [New York Times]

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