HEADLINES: Immigration – May 2nd, 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.

Immigration of Unaccompanied Children.  At the age of 12, Aaron dropped out of school in Guatemala to help support his family.  [Al Jazeera]

More Unaccompanied Minors Are Crossing the Border.  Oscar, a baby-faced 18-year-old, spends his time tinkering with an old computer at his new home in South Florida.  [ABC News]

Immigration Advocate to be Named White House Director of Hispanic Media.  A former spokeswoman for one of the country’s leading immigration lobby groups will be the Obama administration’s new Director of Hispanic Media, according to her former employer and the person who held the job in the president’s first term.  [Fox News Latino]

Some are Overlooked in US Immigration Overhaul.  Carlos Gonzalez has lived nearly all his 29 years in a country he considers home but now finds himself on the wrong side of the border — and the wrong side of a proposed overhaul of the U.S. immigration system that would grant legal status to millions of people.  [ABC News]

Central Americans Flow into Mexico, Bound for U.S.  With her leg snapped and folded excruciatingly over her shoulder, Elvira López Hernández lay flat on a railroad bed as the freight train hurtled above her, clinging tightly to two things: the railroad ties beneath her and the memory of the 4-year-old daughter she had left behind in Guatemala.  [New York Times]

House GOP Bill: 500,000 Farmworker Visas.  A GOP-backed immigration bill in the House would offer 500,000 farmworker visas – far more than a Senate plan – and cut benefits for laborers.  [Wall Street Journal]

Evangelicals Turn Focus to Immigration Reform.  It required plenty of pushing for Yolie Lalama to persuade her husband, Pastor Daniel Garrido, to talk about immigration reform from the pulpit at The Crossing Church.  [The Colorado Springs Gazette]

How Achievable Are the Immigration Plan’s Border Security Goals?  The success of the immigration-reform plan proposed by the “Gang of Eight” hinges in large part on border security. The plan pledges to give permanent legal status to the 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States if a strict set of border-security goals are met.  [National Journal]

Obama on Immigration: Open to House Bill, But Must Include Path to Citizenship.  President Barack Obama attempted on Tuesday to give Congress space to work out immigration reform, but said he would draw the line at any bill from the House that omits a path to citizenship.  [Huffington Post]

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