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Immigration: Hopes are high for transforming big promises into brave actions

January 17, 2013 - Financial Times

President Barack Obama has put immigration reform at the top of his second-term legislative agenda, saying a bill will be introduced in Congress soon after his inauguration this month.

Unions, Chamber Consider Immigration Reform Alliance

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.

Three reasons why immigration reform may pass this year

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.

Why This Round of Immigration Reform Is Different

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.

Coalition floats immigration-reform tenets

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.

Chamber of Commerce, Big Labor to make joint push for immigration reform

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.

Obama Gears Up For Immigration Reform Push In Second Term

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.

Evangelicals Mobilize 100,000 Churches for Immigration Reform

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.

Immigration lobby begins to flex muscle

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.

DHS Sec Janet Napolitano Stays, Immigration Advocates Send Mixed Signals

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.

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