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January 17, 2013 - Associations Now
Three of the most powerful lobbying groups in Washington could prove the driving force behind immigration reform in 2013. The three groups—among Washington, DC’s most prominent lobbies—have found a common issue, immigration reform, that they hope to work together on in an effort to make something happen.
January 17, 2013 - American City Business Journals
There's a growing consensus that this may be the year for immigration reform, once Congress gets past fights over federal spending. Today the National Immigration Forum brought leaders from the business community, state governments and religious groups to the National Press Club to talk about why they think immigration reform is needed, and what they're going to do to make it happen.
January 16, 2013 - Colorlines
Senior Administration officials told The New York Times this week that President Obama intends to move an “ambitious” and comprehensive push for immigration reform through Congress in the coming months. Four years ago, it was a very different situation. [Since then], the combination of demographic change and growing immigrant power have challenged Republicans, in particular, to get behind reform.
January 16, 2013 - Arizona Republic
A coalition of influential Latino and African-American leaders has endorsed a set of principles urging Congress to use a “humane approach” to reforming the nation’s immigration system.
January 16, 2013 - Washington Examiner
The Chamber of Commerce has reached out to both the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union to join it in lobbying Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
January 15, 2013 - The Huffington Post
As of Monday, Obama will have four more years to reshape his immigration legacy. And there's every indication that he wants it to be different. He doesn't want the dubious distinction of being "deporter-in-chief" -- especially since he was elected and reelected as the avatar of an ever more diverse America.
January 15, 2013 - ABC/Univision News
Evangelical leaders representing more than 100,000 churches across the U.S. are backing immigration reform, and they're asking their congregants to do the same. Calling reform a religious imperative, the Evangelical Immigration Table is asking Christians across the country to engage in 40 days of praying and reading scriptures related to immigrants and immigration, what the groups dub the "I Was a Stranger" challenge.
January 14, 2013 - Sunlight Foundation
What has all the earmarks of a well-orchestrated roll-out of the administration's immigration reform package began Sunday with a front page New York Times story. This is being followed up by an immigration event every day this week organized by proponents of more liberalized immigration laws.
January 14, 2013 - Politic365
ABC News reported today that the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will be staying on for a second term in the Obama administration. The immigration advocates quoted in the ABC News piece by Jordan Fabian are favorable toward the DHS Secretary noting that she has been tough on enforcement and has built relationships on Capitol Hill.
January 14, 2013 - Fronteras
Secretary Janet Napolitano will continue to lead the Department of Homeland Security into President Barack Obama's second term, according to an agency official. That means Napolitano is likely to play a central role should Congress take on immigration reform.