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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.

Napolitano To Stay At Homeland Security

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.

Napolitano Stays at DHS, Immigration Reform Advocates Cheer

January 14, 2013 - ABC/Univision News

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will remain at her post during President Obama's second term, a development that could have implications for the debate over immigration reform.

Indiana attorney general says he needs eyes and ears in D.C.

January 13, 2013 - Indianapolis Star

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is putting a deputy in Washington to monitor proposed bills and regulations that could affect Indiana. Zoeller, a Republican, said the position is needed because of a growth in federal activity that affects states.

Chamber, faith groups plan push on immigration reform

January 12, 2013 - The Washington Times

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be joining a broad coalition of law enforcement officials, faith groups and immigrant-rights activists Thursday in concerted push for the Obama administration and Congress to pass a broad overhaul of the nation's immigration laws this year.

BLOG: ‘Us,’ not ‘Them’: My Christian Calling to Advocate for Immigrants

January 09, 2013 - G92

I always identified Tuscaloosa with “Roll Tide,” not the “Clergy Criminalization Act.” That changed when I spent two weeks in late 2011 working with the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice.

Illinois approves driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants

January 09, 2013 - CNN

Illinois lawmakers approved a new measure Tuesday that would allow undocumented immigrants to get temporary driver's licenses. Gov. Pat Quinn has pledged to sign the bill, saying in a statement that it will make the state's roads safer.

Illinois House Authorizes Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

January 08, 2013 - ABC/Univision News

The Illinois General Assembly passed legislation on Tuesday that would permit unauthorized immigrants to obtain temporary drivers licenses, clearing the way for Gov. Pat Quinn (D) to sign the bill into law. When it becomes law, undocumented immigrants in Illinois will be able three-year renewable licenses as long as they provide proof of residency in the state.


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