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Evangelical Leaders Shell Out $250,000 to Support Immigration Bill

Miami Herald “On Thursday, the Evangelical Immigration Table announced a quarter-million-dollar media buy that will include radio ads and billboards in Florida. They’re hoping the effort will convince Republican leaders on legislation that provides a pathway to citizenship
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Phyllis Schlafly Tells Republicans to Ignore Hispanic Voters, Focus on White People (VIDEO)

By Meredith Bennett Smith, Huffington Post Latino Voices “Should Republicans ignore Hispanic voters altogether? That’s the advice of conservative firebrand Phyllis Schlafly, who told conservative radio program Focus Today last week that the GOP needs to spend its time reac
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Opponents of Immigration Reform Face Changed Landscape

Lisa Mascaro, Los Angeles Times “As Latino voters’ growing influence helps change attitudes, key Republicans are no longer overtly attacking the latest proposal and Democratic support for the overhaul seems more solid than it was six years ago.” Full Story
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Study Result: Immigrants Actually Generate a Huge Surplus to Medicare Trust Fund

A research study published in the medical journal Health Affairs found that immigrants generated a surplus of $115.2 billion in the Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI) Trust Fund from 2002 to 2009. That’s right – rather than acting as a burden on the system, America’s immigrants have act
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Beach Resorts: Where are our J-1 Summer Workers?

Hotels, restaurants and boardwalk establishments suffered a serious staff shortage over the Memorial Day weekend as the US Government delayed approvals for J-1 exchange trainees under the State Department’s “Summer Work and Travel” program. According to Washington, DC’s local NPR stat
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Obama lauds contributions of Asian-Americans, calls for overhaul of immigration system

Associated Press “President Barack Obama says the contributions Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders have made to the U.S. underscore the need to overhaul the nation’s immigration system.” Full Story  
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Immigration Measure Faces Test In Senate, Rival Bill In House

David Welna, NPR “A bill proposed by the Gang of Eight, a bipartisan group of senators, to revamp the nation’s immigration rules passed out of committee last week and will soon be brought before the Democratic-led Senate. Less clear, though, is where the issue is headed in
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Senate Democrats Plan June 10 Start on Immigration Bill

Kathleen Hunter, Bloomberg “…Senate plans to start work during the week of June 10 on legislation to revise U.S. immigration law and create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants…” Full Story  
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Reid: 60 Votes on Immigration ‘Pretty Easy’

Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he thinks there will be no trouble getting the all-important 60 votes for the immigration overhaul. “I think we have 60 votes. Remember, we start out at 55 Democrats. I think the most I’ll lose is tw
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Immigration-reform deal could pass by August: Pelosi

Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun Times “House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who hits Chicago this week along with President Barack Obama for fund-raising events to benefit Illinois House Democrats, told me Monday that there is enough “general agreement” on bipart
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