Monthly Archives: December 2012

National Journal – Opinion: New Year’s Resolution for Congress Should Be Passing Immigration Reform

Amid all the talk of the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling, White House and congressional staffers are working behind the scenes on negotiating some consensus on another major issue: immigration reform. If they can deliver a Christmas present in the … Continue reading

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BBC – Mexico to create new police force in drugs policy shift

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, has announced the creation of a new national police force as part of efforts to tackle crime and violence. Mr Pena Nieto, who took office on 1 December, said the new militarised force would initially … Continue reading

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USA Today – Rep. Gowdy selected to head key immigration committee

House leaders chose a vocal opponent of illegal immigration to head up the chamber’s immigration subcommittee, which will play an integral role in the upcoming debates on how to reform the nation’s immigration laws.

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Politico: 5 Republicans who matter on immigration

They lack the stature of the Big Three Republicans in the immigration reform debate: Marco Rubio, John McCain and Lindsey Graham. But just below that senatorial trio, there’s another group of lesser-known GOP lawmakers expected to play an outsize role … Continue reading

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ProPublica: Illegal immigration’s shifting frontier

Last week, ProPublica published an article that explores the shifting border of illegal immigration. Although Mexicans remain the largest group, U.S.-bound migrants today are increasingly likely to be young Central Americans fleeing violence as well as poverty, or migrants from … Continue reading

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Politico: New ‘Gang of Eight’ on immigration

Make way for a new Gang of Eight. An octet of senators has begun to meet to discuss immigration reform, multiple sources told POLITICO. It’s a possible sign of progress on what’s expected to be a top legislative priority on … Continue reading

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Morrison: One bill of compromises isn’t the answer

In the New York Times’ Room for Immigration Reform debate, Bruce Morrison offers his view on how to best approach comprehensive immigration reform. Morrison is a former U.S. Representative from Connecticut, chairman of the House immigration subcommittee, and the author … Continue reading

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Politico: The GOP’s immigration jam

According to Politico, while top Republicans think they need to make a big move on the immigration issue and actually want a bipartisan deal with Obama, the rank and file remain skeptical. This tension is likely to throw a wrench … Continue reading

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POLITICO/Battleground poll shows most support path to citizenship

A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground poll finds that 62 percent of those surveyed support an immigration reform proposal that would allow illegal or undocumented immigrants to earn citizenship over a period of several years. Thirty-five percent oppose it. The … Continue reading

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Summit works to combat hunger among Latino youth

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 16.7 million children under 18 in the United States live in households where they are unable to consistently access enough nutritious food necessary for a healthy life. The rate of food … Continue reading

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