#Immigration News, Opinion and Analysis–08/23/2013

Politifact: Marco Rubio fears Obama could ‘basically legalize’ all undocumented immigrants ‘by the sign of a pen’

August 22, 2013

http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2013/aug/22/marco-rubio/marco-rubio-fears-obama-could-basically-legalize-a/

 

Voxxi: Anti-immigration reform scare tactics not as effective as before

By Griselda Nevarez

August 22, 2013

http://www.voxxi.com/immigration-reform-scare-tactics/#ixzz2cnNnhhWk

 

MORE COVERAGE AND REACT TO TENNESSEE SHERRIF

 

Huffington Post: Tennessee Sheriff Ready To Stack Undocumented Immigrants In Jail ‘Like Cordwood’

By Elise Foley and Amanda Terkel

August 22, 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/22/immigrants-cordwood-jj-jones_n_3795634.html

 

ABC Tennessee: Protesters say they disagree with sheriff’s immigration stance

August 22, 2013

http://www.wate.com/story/23235161/protesters-say-they-disagree-with-sheriffs-immigration-stance

 

ABC Tennessee: Knox Co. residents’ reactions mixed on sheriff’s response to 287(g) rejection

By Stephanie Beecken

August 22, 2013

http://www.wate.com/story/23234114/knox-co-residents-reactions-mixed-on-sheriffs-harsh-response-to-287g-rejection

 

Fox News Latino: Local Cops Divided Over Continuing To Help Federal Immigration Agents

August 22, 2013

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2013/08/22/local-cops-divided-over-continuing-to-help-federal-immigration-agents/#ixzz2cnGsBITo

 

UPDATES FROM AUGUST RECESS

 

US News and World Report: Immigration Advocates Outnumber Anti-Immigration Groups, but Does it Matter?

By Lauren Fox

August 22, 2013

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/08/22/immigration-advocates-outnumber-anti-immigration-groups-but-does-it-matter

 

Las Cruces Sun-News (New Mexico): Pearce town hall turns lively on immigration debate

By Lindsey Anderson

August 22, 2013

http://www.lcsun-news.com/ci_23922318/pearce-town-hall-turn-lively-immigration-debate?source=most_viewed

 

The Deming Headlight: Pearce tackles Water, immigration

By Terry Meyers

August 22, 2013

http://www.demingheadlight.com/deming-news/ci_23922678/pearce-tackles-water-immigration

 

ABC 4 (Utah): Chaffetz Addresses Immigration at Holladay Town Hall Meeting

By Cristina Rendon

August 21, 2013

http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top_stories/story/Chaffetz-addresses-immigration-at-Holladay-town/1bsJKTv6NUqqMAg5l0JfiA.cspx?rss=20

 

Salt Lake Tribune: Utah Latinos slam Rep. Chris Stewart over his immigration stand

By Lee Davidson

August 22, 2013

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/56771745-90/stewart-immigration-latinos-hall.html.csp

 

Al.com (Alabama): Spencer Bachus speaks at Gardendale Civic Center, discusses jobs and immigration

By Nathan Prewett

August 22, 2013

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/08/spencer_bachus_speaks_at_garde.html

 

New York Times: Young Immigrants Protest Deportations

By Julia Preston

August 22, 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/23/us/young-immigrants-protest-deportations.html?_r=0

 

KPHO-TV (Arizona): Dreamers rally outside ICE for second day in a row

By Colton Shane

August 22, 2013

http://www.kpho.com/story/23235125/dreamers-rally-outside-ice-for-second-day-in-a-row

 

New York Daily News: Immigration reform advocates arrested in lower Manhattan during protest

By Erica Pearson

August 22, 2013

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/immigrant-reform-advocates-arrested-manhattan-protest-article-1.1434064

 

Times-Picayune (Louisiana): Orleans Parish Prison’s new immigration policy endangers community, could cost federal funds, David Vitter says

By Bruce Alpert

August 22, 2013

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/08/sen_david_vitter_says_orleans.html

 

The Times (New Jersey): MidJersey Chamber of Commerce holds roundtable in Hamilton to push for immigration reform

By Mike Davis

August 22, 2013

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2013/08/midjersey_chamber_of_commerce_holds_roundtable_in_hamilton_to_push_for_immigration_reform.html

 

San Francisco Chronicle (California): Hello, Bakersfield! SF Catholics planning political, spiritual push on immigration reform

By Joe Garofoli

August 22, 2013

http://blog.sfgate.com/nov05election/2013/08/22/hello-bakersfield-sf-catholics-planning-political-spiritual-push-on-immigration-reform/

 

HOUSE STATE OF PLAY; NEW POLITICAL ANALYSIS

 

Politico: House GOP to hold conference call with members

By Jake Sherman

August 22, 2013

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/house-gop-conference-call-95801.html#ixzz2cnQoic84

 

National Journal: Radel on Congress, Immigration, and the New Daft Punk Album

By Chris Frates

August 21, 2013

http://www.nationaljournal.com/daily/radel-on-congress-immigration-and-the-new-daft-punk-album-20130821

 

New York Times: Demographic Shifts May Help Virginia Democrats

By John Harwood

August 22, 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/23/us/politics/in-virginia-demographic-shifts-may-help-democrats.html?ref=todayspaper

 

IMMIGRATION & THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON

 

National Jorunal: Voting Rights Act, Immigration Reform on the Agenda for 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

By Rebecca Kaplan

August 22, 2013

http://www.nationaljournal.com/daily/voting-rights-act-immigration-reform-on-the-agenda-for-50th-anniversary-of-the-march-on-washington-20130822?mrefid=site_search

 

Huffington Post Latino Voices: NYC Mayoral Candidate Compares Undocumented Immigrants To Modern-Day Slaves

By Michael McLaughlin

August 21, 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/21/erick-salgado_n_3792839.html

 

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

 

Arizona Republic: Special event: A conversation on immigration, border security

August 22, 2013

http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/articles/20130822mccain-flake-immigration-border-security-conversation.html

 

New York Times: U.S. Is Suing in Texas Cases Over Voting by Minorities

By Charlie Savage

August 22, 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/23/us/politics/justice-dept-moves-to-protect-minority-voters-in-texas.html?ref=todayspaper

 

CNN Money: DOMA ruling’s overlooked benefit: Immigration rights

By Blake Ellis

August 22, 2013

http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/22/pf/same-sex-immigration/

 

PBS Newshour: On Stage, Chicago Students Tackle Immigration, Poverty, Race

August 21, 2013

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/july-dec13/albanytheater_08-21.html

 

Associated Press: California: Bill Would Allow Noncitizen Jurors

August 22, 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/23/us/california-bill-would-allow-noncitizen-jurors.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0

 

OPINIONS

 

Washington Post (Blog): Here’s what it looks like when a conservative Republican wants immigration reform

By Greg Sargent

August 22, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/08/22/heres-what-it-looks-like-when-a-conservative-republican-wants-immigration-reform/

 

Washington Post (Blog): Immigration reform survives August

By Jennifer Rubin

August 22, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2013/08/22/immigration-reform-survives-august/

 

Iowa Press Citizen (Opinion): Time to start fixing America’s welcome mat

By Senator Chuuck Grassley

August 22, 2013

http://www.press-citizen.com/article/20130823/OPINION02/308230013/Time-start-fixing-America-s-welcome-mat

 

New York Times (Blog): Comparing Immigrants to Cordwood

By Lawrence Downes

August 22, 2013

http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/22/comparing-immigrants-with-cordwood/?_r=0

 

Washington Post (Wonkblog): Can Obama legalize 11 million immigrants on his own?

By Brad Plummer

August 22, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/08/22/marco-rubio-says-obama-could-legalize-11-million-immigrants-on-his-own-is-that-right/

 

Newsmax (Opinion): Can House Fix Senate Immigration Bill?

By James Walsh

August 22, 2013

http://www.newsmax.com/JamesWalsh/House-Senate-Immigration-Reform/2013/08/22/id/521860

 

Huffington Post (Blog): Not Drug Runners, Not Dogs: Standing Up to the Right’s Anti-Immigrant Bigotry

By Dolores Huerta

August 22, 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dolores-huerta/not-drug-runners-not-dogs_b_3795174.html

 

Huffington Post (Blog): Detention Costs Convey Immigration Reform’s Urgency

By Ali Noorani

August 22, 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ali-noorani/detention-costs-immigration-reform_b_3792497.html

 

LOCAL OPINIONS

 

The Tennessean (Tennessee–Opinion): TN can help shape immigration reform

By Blake Lay

August 21, 2013

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130822/OPINION03/308220038/2071

 

The Buffalo News (New York—Opinion): Immigration reform is pro-growth and pro-farm

By Jim Barbar

August 23, 2013

http://www.buffalonews.com/opinion/another-voice/immigration-reform-is-pro-growth-and-pro-farm-20130823

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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