Monthly Archives: January 2013

La Opinion: Cannot compromise on path to citizenship

The path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who benefit from an immigration law is an essential principle for comprehensive reform. Not giving them a clear, concrete opportunity to become citizens is an insult to our history and a betrayal of … Continue reading

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FT: Mexico, new darling of investors

Mexico is becoming the latest darling of international investors, emerging from the shadow of Brazil, whose economy has lost its luster. Mexico’s economy expanded almost 4 per cent last year, about double the average annual growth rate this century.

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NYTimes: On immigration, Obama assumes upper hand

Officials in the West Wing are convinced that the politics of the immigration issue have firmly shifted in their direction. That belief is fueling the president’s push for quick action and broad changes that go beyond what Republicans are signaling … Continue reading

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Similarities and differences between Obama, Senate proposals

President Barack Obama endorsed a framework for immigration reform Tuesday that largely mirrored one unveiled a day earlier by a bipartisan group of senators — with a few important differences.

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Washington Post: Want tighter border security? You’re already getting it.

Legislators have failed to pass a sweeping immigration overhaul for more than five years. But there’s one piece of the 2007 immigration reform bill that they’ve managed to accomplish: pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into border security. Under the … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Obama urges speed on immigration plan, but exposes conflicts

Seizing an opening to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws, President Obama challenged Congress on Tuesday to act swiftly to put 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States on a clear path to citizenship. But his push for speedy … Continue reading

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Secret group in House finalizing plan for immigration reform

As a group of senators unveil their bipartisan proposal for immigration reform today and President Obama heads west this week to rally support for his own ideas, a separate bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives is on … Continue reading

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Immigration plan hinges on definition of secure borders

Whether the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. someday qualify for citizenship could depend on how lawmakers define “secure borders.” A bipartisan Senate proposal would hold off on setting a path toward citizenship until the government can certify … Continue reading

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Obama to pitch immigration reform today

President Barack Obama rolls into Las Vegas on Tuesday, ready to double down on immigration reform. After failing to press the issue during his first four years in office, he has made it a top legislative priority of his second … Continue reading

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Lawmakers, including Ryan, predict Congress will approve immigration overhaul

Republican and Democratic lawmakers were cautiously optimistic Sunday that a long-sought overhaul of the nation’s immigration system that includes a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the country will clear Congress this year, the result … Continue reading

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