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Evangelical Leaders Urge Immigration Shakeup

November 13, 2012 - Wall Street Journal

More than 150 evangelical leaders called on President Barack Obama Tuesday to make revamping the nation's immigration system a top priority, following a presidential election in which the Latino vote was a decisive factor. It laid out six principles, including an immigration overhaul that protects family unity, respects the rule of law and guarantees secure borders. The letter said these principles reflect a "growing convergence" with positions by other religious, civic, business, labor and law-enforcement leaders.

Evangelicals Give Obama 92 Days To Tackle Immigration

November 13, 2012 - ABC News/Univision

A coalition of evangelical leaders representing tens of millions of congregants across the country are calling on President Barack Obama to meet with them and introduce a bipartisan immigration reform bill within the first 92 days of his term. On Tuesday, more than 150 faith leaders released an open letter asking the president and heads of the Senate and House to support a pathway to legal status or citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.

US Chamber gives Republicans cover on immigration overhaul

November 12, 2012 - The Hill

Republicans who are calling for action on comprehensive immigration reform have the nation’s largest business lobby in their corner. An official with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said the group is hopeful that an overhaul of the immigration system can make it to President Obama’s desk by the end of 2013.

Conservatives push for immigration reform

November 11, 2012 - North County Times

In the wake of President Barack Obama nearly owning the Latino vote last week, some conservative leaders and personalities are pushing for immigration reform. However, prominent Republicans, including Graham and Jeb Bush, had been warning the party to tone down it’s hard-line positions on the issue before the election. The news is welcome by those conservatives who had been working on a compromise behind the scenes on the issue.

Republicans eye immigration reform to woo Latinos

November 10, 2012 - Arizona Republic

Days after President Barack Obama won re-election with the overwhelming support of Latino voters, a groundswell of Republican leaders and prominent conservatives are calling for immigration reforms that include legalizing millions of undocumented immigrants. Among the politically powerful Republicans who have called for immigration reform since Tuesday’s election are House Speaker John Boehner and Arizona Sen. John McCain.

New momentum for path to citizenship, but it won’t be easy

November 09, 2012 - Washington Post

The post-election discussion on the right reflects a more fundamental shift that has been happening for months among several core Republican constituencies, with a growing number of evangelical leaders, business executives and law enforcement officials expressing support for legalizing immigrants. Some of the movement has come about as part of a new campaign called “Bibles, Badges and Businesses,” orchestrated by the National Immigration Forum.

The Door Opens for Bipartisan Immigration Reform

November 09, 2012 - National Journal

Obama must fulfill his campaign promise and work with congressional leaders to create a common-sense immigration process that treats all people with dignity. And Republicans must choose pragmatism over extremism on immigration, putting forward practical solutions that create a roadmap to citizenship for aspiring Americans. Democrats want it. Republicans need it. With enough pressure from Americans of all political stripes, they’ll get it done.

Immigration Deal?

November 09, 2012 - Huffington Post Live

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Graham: Immigration reform must be dealt with ‘once and for all’

November 08, 2012 - The Hill

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) on Thursday pushed his colleagues to take up immigration reform, taking to Twitter to call for a comprehensive solution.The issue has come front and center for Republicans after they were walloped by Democrats among Hispanic voters in Tuesday's election: GOP nominee Mitt Romney won just 27 percent of the Hispanic vote to Obama's 71.

Both parties must lead on immigration

November 08, 2012 - CNN

When it comes to crafting a 21st century immigration process, Bibles, badges and business are ready to work with both Democrats and Republicans to reach a consensus. Americans are ready for a just immigration system that treats all people with dignity and respect. Our leaders in Washington -- of both parties -- can and must deliver. As we saw Tuesday, their electability may depend on it.

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