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Minnesota Veterans, Immigrats Call for Immigration Reform

Jim Adams, Star Tribune “Klobuchar said the legislation currently in Congress would permit some undocumented immigrants to join the U.S. armed forces.” Full Story
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Political Eye: Heck Targeted on Immigration Reform

Sean Whaley and Laura Myers, Las Vegas Review-Journal “Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., expressed open frustration at House GOP leaders when it appeared they would not bring an immigration bill up for votes this year.” Full Story
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Queens Iraq War Veteran Is Now an Immigration Activist

NY Daily News “Francisco Lema has become an immigration activist — in great part because the Ecuadorian-born Iraq war veteran has family members who are undocumented” Full Story  
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Top Catholic Bishop Presses House on Immigration

Donna Cassata, Associated Press “The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is pressuring the House to act on immigration legislation before the end of the year, calling the issue “a matter of great moral urgency” that cannot wait.” Full Story
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Immigration Reform is Dead for the Year, Top GOP Reformer Says

Greg Sargent, The Washington Post “In what will be seen as another blow to immigration reform’s chances, a top pro-reform Republican in the House concedes House Republicans are not going to act on immigration reform this year, and he worries that the window for getting anything
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Immigration Endgame

Andrew Stiles, National Review Online “It’s anyone’s guess as to whether immigration-reform legislation will be signed into law before the 2014 midterms. The issue is not dead by any means, but there is only a slim array of options available to House GOP leaders and Gang of Eigh
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New Push For Immigration Reform Will Target 9 House Republicans

Ed O’Keefe, The Washington Post “With a year to go until the midterm elections, immigration reform advocates hoping to jump-start debate on Capitol Hill are planning to target a handful of Republican lawmakers most likely to suffer political consequences next year if Congr
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Lessons on Immigration in Two Governors’ Races

Julia Preston, The New York Times “Republicans in Congress studying the results from the governors’ elections in New Jersey and Virginia on Tuesday see two starkly different test cases for how the party should move on immigration.” Full Story
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AFL-CIO Targets GOP with Immigration Ad Blitz

Alexander Burns, Politico “The AFL-CIO is poised to launch a high-dollar television campaign assailing House Republicans for their inaction on immigration reform, in an attempt to ensure that the congressional GOP pays a price if it continues to stall on an overhaul of the natio
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Obama Seeks to Build Momentum for Immigration Overhaul

Reuters “President Barack Obama turned to business leaders on Tuesday to try to build momentum for an overhaul of the U.S. immigration system and pressured the U.S. Congress to approve legislation by the end of the year.” Full Story
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