#Immigration Headlines for April 3, 2013

PolitiFact: What is ‘a pathway to citizenship’?

By Molly Moorhead

April 2, 2013

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2013/apr/02/what-pathway-citizenship/

 

Bloomberg: Obama Labor Pick’s Immigration Advocacy Tests Republicans

By Laura Litvan

April 3, 2013

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-03/obama-labor-pick-s-immigration-advocacy-tests-republicans.html

 

Voices of NY: With Immigration Reform Looming, Undocumented Save Money, Pay Taxes

April 1, 2013

http://voicesofny.org/2013/04/with-immigration-reform-looming-undocumented-save-money-pay-taxes/

 

HOUSE AND SENATE DEVELOPMENTS

 

New York Times: House Immigration Bill Is Said to Offer 3 Paths

By Ashley Parker

April 2, 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/03/us/politics/house-groups-immigration-bill-takes-shape.html

 

The Hill: Report: House immigration bill to offer three distinct paths to citizenship

By Justin Sink

April 3, 2013

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/291581-report-house-immigration-bill-to-offer-three-distinct-paths-to-citizenship#ixzz2PP5789Ig

 

Associated Press: Senate immigration bill would set up a new permanent agriculture worker program

April 3, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/senate-immigration-bill-would-set-up-a-new-permanent-agriculture-worker-program/2013/04/03/19176f4e-9c2d-11e2-9219-51eb8387e8f1_story.html

 

Talking Points Memo: Judiciary Chair Leahy To Rubio: Expect ‘Swift And Thorough Action’ On Immigration

By Benjy Sarlin

April 2, 2013

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/04/leahy-rubio-swift-action-immigration.php

 

Politico: Patrick Leahy: ‘Urgent’ to consider immigration reform

By Many Raju

April 2, 2013

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/immigration-reform-patrick-leahy-89546.html

 

Roll Call: Leahy Seeks Meeting With Immigration ‘Gang of 8’

By Humberto Sanchez

April 2, 2013

http://www.rollcall.com/news/leahy_seeks_meeting_with_immigration_gang_of_8-223562-1.html?pos=oplyh

 

The Hill: Cruz: Obama pushing path to citizenship as ‘poison pill’ to kill immigration reform

By Daniel Strauss

April 2, 2013

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/291415-cruz-obama-pushing-path-to-citizenship-as-poison-pill#ixzz2PP6NNmCA

 

ABC/Univision: Why Ted Cruz Is Holding Out on Immigration Reform

By Jordan Fabian

April 2, 2013

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Politics/immigration-reform-senator-ted-cruz-conservative-holdout/story?id=18864224#.UVs44aKG18E

 

Deseret News: Utah’s congressional delegation not enthusiastic about immigration reform efforts

By Lisa Riley Roche

April 2, 2013

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577318/Utahs-congressional-delegation-not-enthusiastic-about-immigration-reform-efforts.html

 

Huffington Post: Chuck Schumer’s ‘Extreme’ Immigration Position Protested By Immigration Rights Activists

By Chelsea Kiene

April 2, 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/02/chuck-schumer-immigration-protests_n_2999976.html

 

Politico: Past foes return on immigration

By Manu Raju and Anna Palmer

April 2, 2013

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/conservatives-immigration-reform-bush-latinos-hispanics-89566.html?hp=f2

 

Roll Call: Club for Growth and FreedomWorks to Sit Out Immigration Fight

By David Drucker

April 2, 2013

http://blogs.rollcall.com/goppers/club-for-growth-and-freedomworks-to-sit-out-immigration-fight/

 

NEW ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL

 

ABC News: Public Views on Immigration Reform Underscore the GOP’s Conundrum

By Gary Langer

April 3, 2013

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/04/public-views-on-immigration-reform-underscore-the-gops-conundrum/

 

ABC News: Immigration Puts GOP in Tight Spot

By Jim Avila

April 3, 2013

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/04/tight-spot-for-gop/

 

Washington Post (The Fix): Why a ‘path to citizenship’ remains politically perilous for Republicans

By Chris Cillizza and Sean Sullivan

April 3, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/04/03/why-a-path-to-citizenship-remains-politically-perilous-for-republicans/

 

EVANGELICAL IMMIGRATION TABLE RADIO AD RELEASE

 

ABC News: What Would Jesus Do? Evangelists Launch Immigration Ad Campaign

By Jim Avila and Serena Marshall

April 3, 2013

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/jesus-evangelists-launch-immigration-ad-campaign/story?id=18865476#.UVwZUaKG18E

 

BuzzFeed: Evangelical Group Calls For Path To Citizenship, “Biblical Approach” To Immigration Reform

By Ruby Cramer

April 2, 2013

http://www.buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/evangelical-group-calls-for-path-to-citizenship-biblical-app

 

Roll Call: Evangelicals Ramp Up Immigration Ads

By Eliza Newlin Carney

April 2, 2013

http://www.rollcall.com/news/evangelicals_ramp_up_immigration_ads-223563-1.html?pos=olobh

 

THE AP DROPS THE “I” WORD

 

Associated Press: ‘Illegal immigrant’ no more

By Paul Colford

April 2, 2013

http://blog.ap.org/2013/04/02/illegal-immigrant-no-more/

 

New York Times (The Public Editor’s Journal): The Times, Too, Is Reconsidering the Term ‘Illegal Immigrant’

By Margaret Sullivan

April 2, 2013

http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/the-times-too-is-reconsidering-the-term-illegal-immigrant/?smid=tw-share

 

ADDITIONAL POLICY DEVELOPMENTS

 

USA Today: Border security quandary could kill immigration bill

By Alan Gomez

April 2, 2013

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/04/02/border-security-illegal-immigration-gang-of-eight/2048037/

 

National Journal: Don’t Give Up on Guns, Immigration, or a Debt Deal

By Jill Lawrence

April 2, 2013

http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/don-t-give-up-on-guns-immigration-or-a-debt-deal-20130402

 

Politico: Tech immigration push is in high gear

By Michelle Quinn

April 3, 2013

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/technology-industry-immigration-reform-89555.html

 

Bloomberg: Small Business Wants Immigration Reform for More Than Cheap Labor

By Patrick Clark

April 2, 2013

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-04-02/small-business-wants-immigration-reform-for-more-than-cheap-labor

 

ABC/Univision: Immigration Reform Could Pit Family Ties Against Economic Need

By Ted Hesson

April 2, 2013

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Politics/immigration-reform-pit-family-ties-economic/story?id=18863659#.UVs0BqKG18G

 

ABC/Univision: Family a Priority for Immigration Reform Advocates

By Albert Sabate

April 2, 2013

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/News/asian-american-immigration-advocates-emphasize-family-immigration-reform/story?id=18864344#.UVwjnKKG18E

 

New York Times: In Mexican Villages, Few Are Left to Dream of U.S.

By Damien Cave

April 2, 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/03/world/americas/new-wave-of-mexican-immigrants-seems-unlikely.html

 

New America Media: Who’s Afraid of Immigrants With Criminal Records?

By Valeria Fernandez

April 2, 2013

http://newamericamedia.org/2013/04/whos-afraid-of-immigrants-with-criminal-records.php?utm_source=Headlines+%284%2F2%2F13%29&utm_campaign=Headlines+4%2F2%2F13&utm_medium=email#gsc.tab=0

 

EDITORIALS AND OPINIONS

 

Washington Post (Editorial): Marco Rubio sits on the immigration fence

April 2, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/marco-rubio-sits-on-the-immigration-fence/2013/04/02/7dda78c4-9bd6-11e2-a941-a19bce7af755_story.html

 

Bloomberg (Editorial): Congress Can Still Mess Up Immigration Reform

April 2, 2013

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-02/congress-can-still-mess-up-immigration-reform.html

 

Los Angeles Times (Editorial): A shockingly sensible immigration plan

April 3, 2013

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-immigration-reform-guest-worker-20130403,0,7828471.story

 

Washington Post (Blog): What Marco Rubio’s dance on immigration tells us about Washington

By Jamelle Bouie

April 2, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/04/02/what-marco-rubios-dance-on-immigration-tells-us-about-washington/

 

Washington Post (Blog): Rubio knows his party and how to get an immigration deal

By Jennifer Rubin

April 2, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2013/04/02/rubio-knows-his-party-and-how-to-get-an-immigration-deal/

 

The Hill (Blog): Groundwork being laid to delay immigration reform

By Cesar Vargas

April 2, 2013

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/homeland-security/291361-groundwork-being-laid-to-delay-immigration-reform

 

Washington Post (Post Partisan Blog): Guns and immigration: Tale of two movements

By Jonathan Capehart

April 2, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2013/04/02/guns-and-immigration-tale-of-two-movements/

 

Politico (Opinion): Can the GOP dig out of its hole?

By Roger Simon

April 3, 2013

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/immigration-gop-roger-simon-mitt-romney-89563.html#ixzz2POy7IwHL

 

The New Yorker: Fear of a Liberal America

By George Packer

April 2, 2013

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2013/04/changing-american-opinions-on-gay-marriage-and-immigration.html

 

Washington Times (Opinion): Immigration climate change

By Donald Lambro

April 3, 2013

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/3/immigration-climate-change/?page=all#pagebreak

 

Wall Street Journal (Opinion): Let Business Guide a Guest-Worker Policy

By Steve Caldeira and Jerry Howard

April 2, 2013

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323296504578396190972670174.html?KEYWORDS=immigration

 

Christian Science Monitor (Opinion): What immigration reform could mean for US workers

By Robert Reich

April 3, 2013

http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Robert-Reich/2013/0403/What-immigration-reform-could-mean-for-US-workers

 

Salt Lake Tribune (Letter to the Editor): Senate dodgers

By Angelica Rodriguez

April 2, 2013

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/56057913-82/immigration-reform-hatch-lake.html.csp

 

The Hill (Blog): ‘Amnesty’ and ‘illegal’: When words have policy consequences

By Karthick Ramakrishnan and Jennifer Merolla

April 3, 2013

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/homeland-security/291489-amnesty-and-illegal-when-words-have-policy-consequences#ixzz2PP8boM5Y

 

Huffington Post (Blog): What Would You Ask an Undocumented Immigrant?

By Jose Antonio Vargas

April 2, 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jose-antonio-vargas/jose-antonio-vargas-facebook-chat_b_2997232.html

 

LOCAL

 

Associated Press (Arizona): Court asked to bar piece of Ariz. immigration law

April 2, 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20130402/us-arizona-immigration/?utm_hp_ref=politics&ir=politics

 

Jersey Journal: Pro-immigration advocates meet in Jersey City to call for reform

By Terrence McDonald

April 2, 2013

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2013/04/pro-immigration_advocates_meet.html

 

The Oregonian: Multnomah County Sheriff’s immigration hold policy evolves

By Andrea Castillo

April 2, 2013

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2013/04/multnomah_county_sheriffs_immi.html

 

Cleveland Plain-Dealer: Cleveland forum adds Midwest perspective to national immigration debate

By Robert Smith

April 2, 2013

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2013/04/cleveland_forum_fous_on_imgn_r.html

About David Leopold
Past President American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), In-the-Trenches practicing immigration Attorney, Blogger, Activist, Photographer, Educator, World Traveler. All opinions are my own.

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