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Broad Coalition Prods for Action on Immigration

January 28, 2013 - Roll Call

In a week that began with a bipartisan collection of senators unveiling a blueprint for a comprehensive bill and continues Tuesday with an address by President Barack Obama, advocates for a sweeping update of immigration laws say they will take advantage of elected officials’ posturing to press for an outcome this year.

Sources: Congressional Hispanic Caucus members urged Obama not to unveil immigration bill

January 28, 2013 - CNN.com

Some senior Democratic members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus used a private White House meeting Friday to urge President Obama not to unveil his own immigration legislation, for fear of blowing up delicate bipartisan talks, Democratic sources tell CNN. This is significant for several reasons.

Conquering voices on the right, Sen. Marco Rubio moves to bridge GOP’s immigration

January 27, 2013 - Tampa Bay Times

Since outlining the immigration "principles" two weeks ago, Rubio has brought the argument directly to prominent conservative media figures, from Sean Hannity to Bill O'Reilly."Rubio is making that bridge that needs to be built much shorter," said Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum. "We'd like to see the next step from the senator and that's to start putting some language out there."

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.

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.


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