HEADLINES: Immigration

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Five Myths About the Immigration ‘Line.’  The “line” of people seeking American citizenship or legal status has become an integral part of our immigration debate. In a speech Tuesday, President Obama said that undocumented immigrants should go to “the back of the line” behind those who are going through the process legally. [Washington Post]

Boehner Mum on Whether He Supports Path to Citizenship in Immigration Reform. On the first day of congressional hearings on immigration reform, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Tuesday evaded a question on whether he supports a path to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants. [TPM Livewire]

House Republicans Come From Whiter, Less Latino Districts Than Democrats, Likely Affecting Immigration Reform Debate.  Republicans in the House of Representatives come from districts that are much whiter than those of their Democratic counterparts, according to recent news reports. [Huffington Post]

Immigration Hearings Set to Open in House. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Representative Robert W. Goodlatte of Virginia, said on Monday that a series of hearings he will schedule in the coming months would examine different pieces of a possible overhaul of the immigration system, including proposals for a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants in the country.  [New York Times]

The Case for a National ID Card. Critics of immigration reform are right that the last big attempt to fix the system, in 1986, was no fix at all. Millions of undocumented immigrants were given amnesty but without any effective provision to stop future illegal migrants from entering the country or overstaying their visas. [Washington Post]

Is the Border Secure Enough?  Room for Debate.  One sticking point in the bipartisan Congressional immigration reform plan is the proposal to defer increased opportunities for legal residency until the country’s borders are deemed secure. [New York Times]

On Immigration, a Campaign-Style Push in Hispanic Media.  As he makes his case for major immigration changes, President Obama is turning to a forum he used effectively during his two presidential campaigns: the Hispanic media.  [New York Times]

President to Push Immigration Reform at White House Meeting Tuesday. A day after pushing the administration’s gun control proposals on the road in Minnesota, President Obama will sit down with groups to push for immigration reform Tuesday, White House officials said.  [CNN]

Poll Finds a Boost for Obama on Handling Immigration.  Public approval of Barack Obama’s handling of immigration has jumped to a career high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, buttressed by majority support for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and, much more broadly, endorsement of stricter border control.  [Yahoo]

A Christian Approach to Immigration Reform.  Americans are ready for just immigration reform that keeps our borders secure, respects the rule of law and creates a pathway to earned legal status for our hardworking neighbors who lack documentation. This earned legal status should include temporary worker visas and citizenship.  [Washington Times]

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