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Business leaders endorse reform on immigration

January 25, 2013 - Business Courier

Business leaders joined religious groups at a National Press Club press conference demonstrating the growing consensus for immigration reform. Both endorse legislation that would create a pathway for legal status to 12 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., expand work visa programs and strengthen border security and workplace enforcement of immigration laws.

Obama will unveil immigration plans next week

January 25, 2013 - McClatchy DC

President Barack Obama, following up on one of his campaign pledges last fall, will unveil his plans for a comprehensive immigration overhaul Tuesday during a trip to Las Vegas.The trip marks the first step toward fulfilling his promise to press for an immigration overhaul at the beginning of his second term.

On the front: Voces de la Frontera marches on By Lisa Neff

January 24, 2013 - Wisconsin Gazette

The marches take activists across bridges, down streets, through parks, along the lakefront, around the Capitol, into the halls of government. Always the goal for the activists with Wisconsin-based Voces de la Frontera is to pave a path to citizenship – for young dreamers and also for the adults in their families.

Phoenix MLK Day Turns Political

January 22, 2013 - Modern Times Magazine

On the date of the 20th “official” state holiday celebration, Monday morning in downtown Phoenix, politics took to the stage after the marchers arrived at Margaret T. Hance Park, especially the candidacy of the Rev. Warren Stewart of the First Institutional Baptist Church, 1141 E. Jefferson Ave., Phoenix.

Bipartisan Poll Shows Huge Support for Immigration Reform With a Roadmap to Citizenship

January 22, 2013 - Huffington Post

As President Obama begins his second term, one thing is abundantly clear: he will aggressively seek Congress' approval of commonsense immigration reform. The country's economy will benefit from it and so will workers.

Obama’s second term: Can he work with Congress?

January 20, 2013 - Christian Science Monitor

When President Obama stands on the west steps of the Capitol to deliver his second inaugural address on Monday morning, his back will be turned to Congress, a legislative body whose public approval has crashed to near single digits. While Mr. Obama came to Washington promising to change it, he spent much of the latter half of his first term as president in a running series of bitter battles with congressional Republicans. That inability to find common cause – whoever is more to blame – led to the least productive Congress in modern American history.

Lawmakers brace for negotiations on immigration reform

January 19, 2013 - VOXXI

Negotiations on immigration reform are still in its initial stages, and while the details are unknown, some members are already signaling the possibility of bipartisanship within Congress. A renewed sense of optimism is beginning days before the presidential inauguration.

Poll: Majority support pathway to citizenship in immigration reform

January 19, 2013 - Wisconsin Gazette

A solid majority of U.S. voters favors immigration reform that includes a path to earned citizenship for current undocumented immigrants and strong accountability measures, according to a bipartisan poll. The survey was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, a Republican polling firm, and Hart Research Associates, a Democratic firm.

Majority Backs Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants in New Poll

January 18, 2013 - ABC/Univision

A majority of Americans favor an immigration reform plan that allows undocumented people to apply for legal status, according to a new poll released Thursday. For the first time in NBC's poll, a majority say they support a path to legal status.

Americans Want Commonsense Immigration Reform

January 18, 2013 - SEIU

A ground-breaking bipartisan poll released today shows that the public overwhelmingsupports commonsense immigration reform that includes a path to earned citizenship for current undocumented immigrants and strong accountability measures.

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