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|Politico -- January 19
Border state mayors call for immigration reform
Some of the mayors closest to the debate surrounding illegal immigration say the time is now for a federal response, and they want Congress to act on reform before the moment slips away.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Saturday expressed optimism that Congress will pass comprehensive immigration reform, praising a number of Republicans for demonstrating openness to the issue.
"I'm very hopeful," he told POLITICO. "I'm encouraged that Sen. McCain and Lindsey Graham and the eight senators who have worked in the past on this issue and see comprehensive immigration reform as vital to our economy and restoring our values."
Los Angeles Times -- August 4, 1999
Zedillo Key to End of Prop. 187, Villaraigosa Says
Mexico, DF -- California Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa thanked President Ernesto Zedillo here Tuesday for helping defuse Proposition 187, saying the Mexican leader played a key role in scuttling the controversial state measure that denied benefits to illegal immigrants.
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|Jennifer Epstein -- Politico
Santorum: Obama doesn't want immigration reform
President Barack Obama should make immigration reform his first legislative priority in a second term and show that he isn't bluffing on the issue, former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Sunday. -- Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, said on ABC's "This Week" that he expects the president to push ahead on gun control and climate change legislation, "both of which are nonstarters up on Capitol Hill..."
|Conn Carroll -- Washington Examiner
The Obama-Marco Rubio amnesty farce
"It's really hard to get people to listen to you on economic growth, on tax rates, on health care if they think you want to deport their grandmother," Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., told National Journal's Major Garrett just weeks after more than 70 percent of Latino voters helped re-elect President Obama. "I mean, it's very difficult to get people to listen to anything else you are saying."
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
A kinder, gentler tone from Brewer
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who has earned a reputation as one of the nation's most ardent hard-liners on illegal immigration, is noticeably softening her tone on the issue. While she remained consistent in her message --- secure the border, then reform the nation's broken immigration system --- last week’s State of the State address contained no hint of the angry, finger-wagging Jan Brewer scolding the federal government. (Note: 2,000 words and not one about securing the border.)
|Allan Wall -- NewsWithViews.com
Obama's amnesty scheme and what it means
It's 2013, and President Obama, about to start his second term, is getting ready to start a new push to grant an amnesty to illegal aliens. According to the New York Times: "President Obama plans to push Congress to move quickly in the coming months on an ambitious overhaul of the immigration system that would include a path to citizenship for most of the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country..."
|Raisa Camargo -- VOXXI.com
Lawmakers brace for negotiations on amnesty
Negotiations on immigration reform are still in its initial stages, and while the details are unknown, some members are already signaling the possibility of bipartisanship within Congress. -- A renewed sense of optimism is beginning days before the presidential inauguration. Earlier Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.) in an interview with the Wall Street Journal spoke about an outline of principals that would be needed...
|David W. Thornton -- The Examiner
Marco Rubio proposes amnesty scheme
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) is proposing an immigration reform package in this week's Weekend Interview in the Wall St. Journal. Rubio, whose name was floated as a potential vice presidential nominee for Mitt Romney, wants to take the immigration issue away from the Democrats. According to Examiner's analysis of exit polls of the 2012 presidential election, immigration was one of the most damaging issues for the Republicans...
|London Daily Mail
California's Hispanic population to outnumber whites by end of 2013
California's Hispanic population is slated to become the state's majority ethnicity by the end of this year according to a new report by the governor's office. -- New ethnicity trends outlined in Gov Jerry Brown's 2013-14 budget proposal revealed the state's expected new majority while reasoning the state's declining birth rates and increasing migration as causes...