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President Obama’s Immigration Plan

Here is Mooers Immigration’s initial synopsis of the 4 (four) major immigration programs announced by President Obama on Thursday, November 20.  Additional details about each of these programs are expected in the coming days. I discussed all of this live on Channel 9 earlier tod
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Walker: Make Legal Immigration Easier

Dan Merica, CNN “Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Friday that the key to fixing the country’s immigration system is by making it easier for qualified immigrants to come to the United States legally, not by solely focusing on what to do with the nation’s 11 million un
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John Boehner: Immigration Overhaul Is Not Dead

Lisa Mascaro, Los Angeles Times “Speaker John A. Boehner says he still wants to see an overhaul of the immigration laws, but he declined to say when the House would address the issue.” Full Story
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Young Immigrants Write Software to Highlight Lack of Legal Status

Vindu Goel, The New York Times “Can 20 young programmers, all of them brought to the United States illegally as children, hack an immigration overhaul out of its deep freeze in Congress?” Full Story
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A Feminist Call For Immigration Reform, As Momentum Stalls in Congress

Maya Rhodan, Time Magazine “The women’s rights community is not giving up on immigration reform.” Full Story
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Illegal Immigrants Are Divided Over Importance of Citizenship

Julia Preston, The New York Times “Glendy Martínez is waiting anxiously to see if Congress will ever pass legislation to allow immigrants like her, without papers, to stay in the country legally. But frankly, she says, she does not care if it will include any promise of citizens
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Obama OK With Chopped-Up Immigration If All Bases Are Covered

Suzanne Gamboa, NBC Latino “President Barack Obama told a group of business executives Tuesday he’s all right with the House chopping immigration reform into pieces, as long as they don’t just do the easy stuff.” Full Story
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John Boehner Must Act on Immigration Now

Editorial Board, The Washington Post “POOR JOHN Boehner. The beleaguered House speaker can’t even eat breakfast in peace. The other day, a pair of teenage girls, activists for immigration reform, accosted him at Pete’s Diner, his early-morning hangout, to ask how he’d like to be
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Boehner’s Immigration Bill Halt Will Hurt GOP for Decades

Rachel Kleinfeld, San Francisco Gate “House Speaker John Boehner might go down in history as the next Abraham Lincoln. Or at least Lyndon Johnson. But not in the way he might wish. Like those illustrious presidents, Boehner might have just made a decision that has scuttled his p
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John Boehner Just Put Immigration Reform On Life Support

Greg Sargent, The Washington Post “John Boehner, at a presser just now, just said something that pushed immigration reform closer to death than anything he has said thus far” Full Story
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