HEADLINES: Immigration – May 30th, 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.

Senate Democrats Plan June 10 Start on Immigration Bill.  The Senate plans to start work during the week of June 10 on legislation to revise U.S. immigration law and create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, a spokesman for Majority Leader Harry Reid said.  [Bloomberg]

House GOP Could Still Kill Immigration Reform.  In a sign that immigration reform still faces steep odds in the House, Reuters reports that a significant number of House Republicans are still not convinced that an immigration bill would help GOP outreach to Latino voters.   [Washington Post]

Unlikely Coalition of Immigration Reform Rose Rapidly.  “We were the red-headed stepchild of the left,” says Patty Kupfer, managing director of America’s Voice.  [Truth-Out]

Gay Groups Support Immigration Overhaul, Despite Setback.  Lawmakers supporting a bipartisan bill in the Senate to overhaul the immigration system faced a surge of outrage last week from gay rights advocates after a provision those groups supported was left off the legislation in committee at the last minute.  [New York Times]

3 Things Blocking Immigration Reform in the House.  After a Senate committee passed the Gang of Eight immigration bill this week, audience members at the hearing chanted, “Sí se puede.”  [ABC News]

Judge Finds Violations of Rights by Sherriff.  A federal judge ruled on Friday that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies had violated the constitutional rights of Latinos by targeting them during raids and traffic stops here and throughout Maricopa County.  [New York Times]

Immigration Bill is Slow to Stir Foes Passion.  The number of phone calls to lawmakers’ offices opposing the bill has been a fraction of what it was six years ago.  [Wall Street Journal]

Garment Industry Follows Threads of Immigration Overhaul. In Los Angeles, the business of fashion is big. The apparel business employs as many as 45,000 workers in L.A. County, many of them immigrants.  [NPR]

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