Must Read #Immigration News–08/07/2013

Politico (Opinion): Why don’t Republicans want to win?

By Pramila Jayapal

August 6, 2013

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/why-dont-republicans-want-to-win-95247.html

 

OPPOSITION MOBILIZES

 

New York Times: National Push by a Local Immigration Activist: No G.O.P. Retreat

By Julia Preston

August 6, 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/07/us/national-push-by-a-local-immigration-activist-no-gop-retreat.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

IMMIGRATION UPDATES FROM AUGUST RECESS

 

Roll Call: Leaders Fan Out for August Pus

By Meredith Shiner and Emma Dumain

August 6, 2013

http://www.rollcall.com/news/leaders_fan_out_for_august_push-226909-1.html

 

Chicago Sun-Times: Rep. Schock on immigration: Supports path to citizenship, after border is secured

By Lynn Sweet

August 6, 2013

http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/sweet/rep-schock-on-immigration-supports-path-to-citizenship-after-border-is-secured/

 

Chicago Daily Herald: Dems tout bipartisan immigration reform bill in Aurora

By James Fuller

August 6, 2013

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130806/news/708069696/

 

Associated Press: New York’s Sen. Schumer says immigration bill can pass despite House’s methodical approach

August 7, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/new-yorks-sen-schumer-says-immigration-bill-can-pass-despite-houses-methodical-approach/2013/08/07/51c5cc84-ff59-11e2-8294-0ee5075b840d_story.html

 

Los Angeles Times: Immigration reform activists target California Republicans

By Kate Linthicum

August 6, 2013

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-immigration-reform-republicans-20130806,0,7581532.story

 

ABC/Univision: Democrats Target a GOP Moderate on Immigration

By Jordan Fabian

August 6, 2013

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Politics/democrats-target-gop-moderate-immigration/story?id=19882872

 

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Immigration road show hits Cleveland, pushing for reform

By Olivera Perkins

August 6, 2013

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2013/08/immigration_road_show_hits_cle.html

 

OBAMA TOUCHES IMMIGRATION IN ARIZONA

 

Talking Points Memo: Obama Ties Immigration Reform To Improving Housing Market

By Perry Stein

August 6, 2013

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obama-ties-immigration-reform-to-improving-housing-market

 

Arizona Republic: Obama’s immigration push stirs big response

By Michelle Hee Yee Lee

August 6, 2013

http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/articles/20130806obamas-immigration-response.html

 

ABC/Univision: 3 Reasons Arizona Is Ground Zero for Immigration Policy

By Ted Hesson

August 6, 2013

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Politics/reasons-arizona-ground-immigration-policy/story?id=19885446

 

POLITICAL ANALYSIS, DEVELOPMENTS & NEW POLL

 

Associated Press: Post-Romney, some in GOP reject advice to moderate positions, worrying party elders

By Charles Babington

August 6, 2013

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/44bb988710604eacbf8d3a238803a1a8/US-GOP-Resisting-Advice

 

CNN: First on CNN: Iowa’s Steve King heading to South Carolina

By Peter Hamby

August 6, 2013

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/08/06/first-on-cnn-iowas-steve-king-heading-to-south-carolina/

 

Sunshine State News: Poll Finds Americans Divided on Immigration, Against Automatic Citizenship

By Kevin Derby

August 7, 2013

http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/poll-finds-americans-divided-immigration-oppose-automatic-citizenship

 

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

 

Roll Call: Immigration Cantaloupes Were Donated to Food Bank

By Hannah Hess

August 6, 2013

http://hoh.rollcall.com/immigration-cantaloupes-were-donated-to-food-bank/

 

National Journal: A Libertarian Take on Immigration

By Christopher Snow Hopkins

August 6, 2013

http://www.nationaljournal.com/daily/a-libertarian-take-on-immigration-20130806

 

Wall Street Journal: How Mexican Immigrants Save Native Workers From Recession

By Khadeeja Safdar

August 6, 2013

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/08/06/how-mexican-immigrants-save-native-workers-from-recession/?KEYWORDS=immigration

 

US News and World Report: More Fencing and More Patrols Won’t Stop Immigration

By Lauren Fox

August 6, 2013

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/08/06/more-fencing-and-more-patrols-wont-stop-immigration

 

Los Angeles Times: Most of ‘Dream 9’ asylum applications move forward

By Cindy Carcamo

August 6, 2013

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-ff-dream-9-will-get-day-in-court-20130806,0,917067.story

 

Politico: Obama: John McCain relationship ‘a classic romantic comedy’

By Edward-Isaac Dovere

August 6, 2013

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/barack-obama-john-mccain-relationship-95272.html#ixzz2bHp5PH00

 

OPINIONS

 

New York Times (Opinion): The Tea Party’s Path to Irrelevance

By James Traub

August 6, 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/07/opinion/the-tea-partys-path-to-irrelevance.html?ref=todayspaper

 

Washington Post (Blog): What if the big conservative backlash to immigration reform never materializes?

By Greg Sargent

August 6, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/08/06/what-if-the-big-conservative-backlash-to-immigration-reform-never-materializes/

 

New York Times (Blog): Republicans, White Voters and Racial Polarization

By Ross Douthat

August 6, 2013

http://douthat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/06/republicans-white-voters-and-racial-polarization/?_r=0

 

The Hill (Blog): Immigration reform: Conventional wisdom versus reality

By Douglas Holtz-Eakin

August 6, 2013

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/315577-immigration-reform-conventional-wisdom-versus-reality

 

Fredericksburg Patch (Opinion): Congressman Wittman on Immigration Reform

By Rep. Rob Wittman

August 6, 2013

http://fredericksburg.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/congressman-witman-votes-to-keep-congress-in-session

 

Wall Street Journal (Opinion): Welcoming the Hard-Working Stranger

By Lou Weiss

August 6, 2013

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324635904578644611220551192.html?KEYWORDS=immigration

 

Fox News Latino (Opinion): Immigration Reform: Republicans Want It, But Do Democrats?

By Rosario Marin

August 6, 2013

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/opinion/2013/08/06/immigration-reform-republicans-want-it-but-do-democrats/#ixzz2bDxrGXxQ

 

Journal & Courier (Indiana–Opinion): Immigration reform more than a map to amnesty

By Joshua Burkholder

August 6, 2013

http://www.jconline.com/article/20130807/OPINION03/308070003/Guest-column-Immigration-reform-more-than-map-amnesty

 

Philly Burbs (Pennsylvania—Opinion): Immigration bill’s multiple benefits

By Det Ansinn

August 6, 2013

http://www.phillyburbs.com/00redesign/opinion/letters/immigration-bill-s-multiple-benefits/article_047967e4-c869-5bf6-ab54-f5aae2de1562.html

 

Arkansas Times (Arkansas—Opinion): Arkansas’s immigrant future

By Ernest Dumas

August 7, 2013

http://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/arkansass-immigrant-future/Content?oid=3007717

 

LOCAL

 

Dallas Morning News: No decision by Farmers Branch council on immigration fight

By Dianne Solis

August 6, 2013

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/carrollton-farmers-branch/headlines/20130806-no-decision-by-farmers-branch-council-on-immigration-fight.ece

 

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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