Must Read #Immigration News, Opinions and Editorials–08/12/2013

Los Angeles Times: Immigration reform creates odd political alliances
By Brian Bennett and Joseph Tanfani
August 11, 2013
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-immigration-money-20130811,0,2010995.story

 

Associated Press: Some House Republicans untouched by campaign for immigration overhaul

By Erica Werner

August 11, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/some-house-republicans-untouched-by-campaign-for-immigration-overhaul/2013/08/11/8f1e6320-027e-11e3-bfc5-406b928603b2_story.html

 

Financial Times: Republican Bob Goodlatte is linchpin for US immigration reform

By Stephanie Kirchgaessner

August 9, 2013

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c563beca-0103-11e3-8918-00144feab7de.html#axzz2bh45imyJ

 

HOUSE STATE OF PLAY

 

The Hill: Big bills pile up for House GOP

By Russell Berman

August 10, 2013

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/316415-massive-bills-house-gop-has-passed-them-too

 

Washington Post: Harry Reid aiming to ‘win’ with Senate immigration bill

By Ruth Tam

August 9, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/08/09/harry-reid-aiming-to-win-with-senate-immigration-bill/

 

Roll Call: Zuckerberg Tracks Down Members of Congress for Immigration Ads

By Kent Cooper

August 9, 2013

http://blogs.rollcall.com/moneyline/zuckerberg-tracks-down-members-of-congress-for-immigration-ads/

 

OBAMA TALKS IMMIGRATION

 

ABC/Univision: Obama: House Has Votes to Pass Senate Immigration Bill

By Jordan Fabian

August 9, 2013

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Politics/obama-house-pass-senate-immigration-bill/story?id=19919807

 

Politico: Obama: GOP politics stopping immigration bill

By Seung Min Kim

August 9, 2013

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/obama-gop-politics-immigration-bill-95403.html

 

International Business Times: Immigration Reform 2013: ‘Deporter In Chief’ Obama Shouldn’t Seek Political Advantage From Gridlock, Advocate Says

By Laura Matthews

August 11, 2013

http://www.ibtimes.com/immigration-reform-2013-deporter-chief-obama-shouldnt-seek-political-advantage-gridlock-advocate

 

STEVE KING CONTINUES HIS DEFENSE; GETS INTO ON-AIR SPAT

 

Politico: Steve King: Immigration remarks not debunked

By Tal Kopan

August 11, 2013

http://www.politico.com/blogs/politico-live/2013/08/king-immigration-remarks-not-debunked-170349.html

 

CBS News: Rep. Steve King stands by divisive immigration comments

By Jake Miller

August 11, 2013

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57598020/rep-steve-king-stands-by-divisive-immigration-comments/

 

Mother Jones: Meet the Immigration Reformers in Steve King’s Iowa

By Tim Murphy

August 12, 2013

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/08/steve-king-district-immigration-reformers-iowa

 

DONALD TRUMP SPEAKS OUT ON IMMIGRATION

 

ABC News: Donald Trump Says Immigration Bill May Be ‘Death Wish’ for GOP

By Michael Falcone

August 11, 2013

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/08/donald-trump-says-immigration-bill-may-be-death-wish-for-gop/

 

IMMIGRATION POLICY DEVELOPMENTS

 

USA Today: Immigration debate ensnares foreign workers

By Alan Gomez

August 11, 2013

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/08/11/immigration-foreign-recruiters/2586571/

 

Reuters: For mixed-status families, U.S. immigration reform would end anxiety

By Richard Cowan

August 10, 2013

http://news.yahoo.com/mixed-status-families-u-immigration-reform-end-anxiety-134750304.html

 

Fox News: Loophole reportedly allows immigrants to use ‘key words’ to get asylum

August 11, 2013

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/11/loophole-reportedly-allows-immigrants-to-use-key-words-to-cross-border/#ixzz2bksuhKcw

 

UPDATES FROM AUGUST RECESS

 

NPR: Texas Congressman Pulled In Two Directions Over Immigration

By David Welna

August 9, 2013

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=210570897

 

Victoria Advocate (Texas): Congressman Farenthold on health care, immigration (video)

By Elana Watts

August 9. 2013

http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2013/aug/09/farenthold_ew_081013_216801/

 

Houston Chronicle (Texas): Ad links Blake Farenthold to embattled Iowa Republican Steve King

August 9, 2013

http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2013/08/texmessage-ad-links-blake-farenthold-to-embattled-iowa-republican-steve-king/

 

Longview News-Journal (Texas): As state’s Hispanic minority grows, GOP faces challenge

By Glenn Evans

August 11, 2013

http://www.news-journal.com/news/local/as-state-s-hispanic-minority-grows-gop-faces-challenge/article_9239a6e3-f038-5598-ab59-ec733a9f369d.html

 

Greely Tribune (Colorado): March, rally press Gardner on immigration reform

By Trenton Sperry

August 11, 2013

http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/7648497-113/immigration-gardner-reform-bill

 

Pueblo Chieftan (Colorado): Vilsack pushing Senate reform bill as answer

By Peter Roper

August 9, 2013

http://www.chieftain.com/news/1716706-120/vilsack-senate-bill-production

 

Sacramento Bee (California): Catholic bishop blesses pilgrims marching for change in immigration laws

By Stephen Magagini

August 12, 2013

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/08/12/5642322/catholic-bishop-blesses-pilgrims.html#storylink=cpy

 

The Morning Journal (Ohio): Rep. Jordan: House using step-by-step approach on immigration

By Richard Payerchin

August 10, 2013

http://morningjournal.com/articles/2013/08/10/news/doc5207021c0ff3b794667279.txt

 

OTHER RELATED DEVELOPMENTS

 

Washington Post: With lure of religious classes, Iran seeks to recruit Latin Americans

By Joby Warrick

August 10, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/with-lure-of-religion-classes-iran-seeks-to-recruit-latin-americans/2013/08/10/8e3592c6-f626-11e2-9434-60440856fadf_story.html

 

Wall Street Journal: U.S. Expats Balk at Tax Law

By Mariko Sanchanta and Jason Chow

August 12, 2013

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323585604579007860126146566.html?KEYWORDS=immigration

 

Fox News Latino: ‘Elysium’ Star Diego Luna Says Film’s Immigration Story Line Not Far From Reality

By Naibe Reynoso

August 8, 213

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/2013/08/08/elysium-star-diego-luna-says-film-immigraiton-storyline-not-far-from-reality/#ixzz2bhtvglF9

 

EDITORIALS AND OPINIONS

 

News-Press (Missouri—Editorial): Immigration impacts all of us

August 10, 2013

http://www.newspressnow.com/opinion/editorials/article_33e9169c-f033-5aa0-9940-1307992cf389.html

 

Washington Post (Editorial): Law enforcement can’t harass suspected undocumented immigrants

August 11, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/law-enforcement-cant-harass-suspected-undocumented-immigrants/2013/08/10/e3e96d36-0072-11e3-9a3e-916de805f65d_story.html

 

Los Angeles Times (Editorial): Reining in immigration scammers

August 11, 2013

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-immigration-20130811,0,1659241.story

 

Washington Post (Blog): If House GOP leaders decide they want immigration reform, we’ll get it

By Greg Sargent

August 9, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/08/09/if-house-gop-leaders-decide-they-want-immigration-reform-well-get-it/

 

Washington Post (Blog): Everything you know about immigration is wrong

By Ezra Klein

August 10, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/08/10/everything-you-know-about-immigration-is-wrong/

 

Politico (Opinion): Why can’t we talk about IQ?

By Jason Richwine

August 9, 2013

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/opinion-jason-richwine-95353.html?hp=r2

 

MSNBC (Maddow Blog): Richwine returns

By Steve Benen

August 9, 2013

http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/08/09/19947425-richwine-returns?lite

 

Kansas City Star (Opinion): It’s time for Kobach’s illegal immigration clients to send him back home

By Mary Sanchez

August 11, 2013

http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/11/4404005/its-time-for-kobachs-illegal-immigration.html#storylink=cpy

 

National Review (Opinion): Let There Be Amnesty!

By Mark Kirkorian

August 9, 2013

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/355358/let-there-be-amnesty-mark-krikorian

 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin–Opinion): A way forward on immigration?

By Doris Meissner

August 11, 2013

http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/a-way-forward-on-immigration-b9971909z1-219055031.html

 

Cincinnati Inquirer (Ohio—Opinion): We rally to fix broken immigration system

By Julia Tellez

August 12, 2013

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130812/EDIT02/308120016/My-experience-We-rally-fix-broken-immigration-system?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cp

 

The Missourian (Missouri—Opinion): Immigration reform could help agriculture, boost economic growth

By Mark Cadle

August 11, 2013

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/164372/guest-commentary-immigration-reform-could-help-agriculture-boost-economic-growth/

 

Magic Valley News (Idaho—Opinion): Two Sides of the Story on Immigration

By Ann Youts

August 11, 2013

http://magicvalley.com/news/opinion/columns/reader-comment-two-sides-of-the-story-on-immigration/article_8a12d749-3f6e-566e-b2bd-6308b67807e9.html

 

Southwest Farm Press (Texas—Opinion): No action on immigration reform equates to giving illegals amnesty

By Ron Smith

August 9, 2013

http://southwestfarmpress.com/government/no-action-immigration-reform-equates-giving-illegals-amnesty

 

New York Times (Opinion): How the Post Was Lost

By Ross Douthat

August 10, 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/11/opinion/sunday/douthat-how-the-post-was-lost.html?hpw&_r=1&

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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