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Marching Then, Marching Now: Civil Rights, Human Rights and Immigration Reform

Eliseo Medina, Huffington Post (The Blog) “It is 1963, and I am 17, and the contrast is sharp between the vibrant colors of the fields in California’s Central Valley and the black-and-white images on the evening news. During the day, Mexicans, Filipinos and others picked g
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On Women’s Equality Day, a push for a more inclusive immigration reform policy

 Jacquellena Carrero, NBC Latino “Chants of “Si se puede” filled a Two Amigos restaurant in Virginia as women’s rights activists called for a more inclusive immigration reform bill.” Full Story
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2013 Immigration Reform: House Dems Ready To Make Concessions Like Senate, Says Gutierrez

Laura Matthews, International Business Times   “House Democrats are ready to make concessions like the ones their Senate counterparts made in order to get a 2013 immigration bill out of the lower chamber, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said Monday at an event in Chantilly, Va.R
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Can Obama Legalize 11 Immigrants On His Own?

Brad Plumer, The Washington Post (Wonkblog) “Say Congress fails to pass an immigration-reform bill. Could President Obama use his executive powers to effectively legalize the 11 million illegal immigrants who are already in the United States?” Full Story
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Evangelical Pastors Step Up Pro-Immigration Campaign

David Nakamura, The Washington Post “A national coalition of evangelical churches announced Tuesday that it is expanding a radio campaign aimed at persuading Republicans in Congress to support a broad overhaul of immigration laws.” Full Story
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Immigration Reformers Are Winning August

Molly Ball, The Athlantic “Opponents of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants had a plan to apply grassroots pressure on congressional Republicans in their home districts. Why did it fizzle?” Full Story
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Giving Lawmakers Added Motivation on Immigration

Steve Benen, The Maddow Blog “‘Part of the political logic behind immigration reform was the strong showing by Latino voters last November,’ NPR’s Scott Horsley said. ‘That doesn’t seem to resonate with a lot of House Republicans who represent overw
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Report: Immigration Bill Would Add Nearly 14,000 Jobs Per District

Jordan Fabian, ABC News “The new analysis is from the center-right American Action Network (AAN), which backs an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws. It’s being distributed to lawmakers’ offices as pro-reform groups seek to convince GOP congressmen to vote for immigration
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Jorge Ramos: Latinos are ’17 percent of the population, but we only have three senators’

 Ed O’Keefe, The Washington Post. “How do you say debt ceiling in Spanish? How about border security or sequester? It’s a question being asked more often by Republican lawmakers, who are eager to reverse years of declines in Hispanic support.” Full Story  
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Lawmaker pressed on immigration reform at town-hall meeting

Jordy Yager, The Hill “Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) faced off against more than three dozen immigration reform advocates at a packed town hall meeting at the Augusta County Government Center on Monday evening.” Full Story
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