HEADLINES: Immigration – March 7th 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.

5 Reasons Immigration Reform Might Actually Pass. No one would blame supporters of immigration reform if they were pessimistic about the chances of getting a comprehensive bill passed this year.  [TPM]

Mccain, Graham, Flake Met with House Hardliners to Promote Immigration Plan.  Republican Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake met with key House conservatives this week to promote legislation to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws and provide a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants, McCain’s communications director said Friday.  [Associated Press]

Two Out of Three Republican Voters Support immigration Reform.  Some 66 percent of Republican voters support immigration reform that includes a waiting period of several years for illegal immigrants to prove themselves before being allowed to apply for citizenship.  [Newsmax]

Why Immigration Reform Is Part of the Civil Rights Struggle.  Over the past month, pundits and immigration advocates have put forward different reasons for why the United States is ready to embrace immigration reform.  [ABC/Univision]

Jeb Bush’s Immigration Flip Flop Stuns Immigration Reformers.  After years of building a reputation as the “good” Republican on immigration, Jeb Bush shocked the reform community on Monday by ruling out a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, a position solidly to the right of prominent GOPers like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).   [TPM]

Immigration Reform Could Bring a bigger Fence, But Miss Out on Mexican Trade.  While politicians debating immigration reform have focused on the need for more secure borders, they’ve largely ignored an equally important aspect — trade.  [ABC/Univision]

Jeb Bush’s Change of Heart.  In late January, Jeb Bush wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal in which he seemed to endorse a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and criticized members of his own party who think “illegal immigrants should return to their native countries and wait in line like everyone else.”  [New York Times]

Immigrants Did Not Take Your Job.  An immigration-reform bill is being constructed on Capitol Hill. Provided it addresses border-security concerns, the time has come for conservatives to embrace a reform measure–and the reasons are not just political; they are economic as well.  [National Journal]

Top Bush Officials Stand With Obama on Immigration Policy.  Two former Republican secretaries of Homeland Security joined current Secretary Janet Napolitano in calling for comprehensive immigration reform during a Politico Breakfast event on Monday morning and defended the Obama administration’s recent release of thousands of undocumented immigrants from detention. [Think Progress]

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