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Romney's top Hispanic surrogate: GOP must embrace immigration reform Published: Nov 14, 2012 "Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Mitt Romney’s top Hispanic surrogate, is calling for the Republican Party to “modernize” and embrace comprehensive immigration reform in order to survive as a national party. “We need to modernize. Modernization includes diversity. Obviously, immigration reform is part of that process of
Boehner says Obama should take lead on immigration Published: Nov 13, 2012 "House Speaker John Boehner on Friday said it was time to address immigration policy and urged President Barack Obama to take the lead in coming up with a plan that would look at both improved enforcement of immigration law and the future of the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally. Immigration policy, largely ignored during
Study: Improved economy draws immigrants Published: Oct 26, 2012 "Want a sign that the economy is on the rebound? Illegal immigration from Mexico is starting to rise again, according to a new report. Immigration from Mexico fell to historic lows during the worst years of the recession. After four decades that brought 12 million people from Mexico to the U.S., people started heading back home and continued doing so from
On Immigration, Don't Hold Economy Hostage to Politics Published: Oct 25, 2012 "It would be hard to exaggerate the lunacy of the U.S.’s rules on skilled immigrants. We know of no other advanced economy that skews its policies so severely against the workers in greatest demand. Most countries see themselves as competing to attract that kind of immigrant, recognizing that human capital is an important driver of economic success.
Op-Ed: Abused Immigrant Women Forced to Keep Quiet or Else Be Deported Published: Oct 23, 2012 "Too many immigrant women, forced into the shadows of society, have had to make the choice between protecting themselves or keeping their families together. I have had to make that choice. I endured abuse by my partner, while worrying constantly about my then three-year-old son. But, because of my immigration status, I feared what would happen if I
Has Romney moved to the center on immigration? Published: Oct 19, 2012 "On Thursday, two days after the second presidential debate, the Associated Press chimed in, writing that Romney has moved to the center on a range of issues in a bid to win over on-the-fence voters in swing states. (Just last February, while battling through a hard-fought Republican primary, Romney described himself as a "severely conservative"
Obama, Romney Spar Over Immigration In Second Debate Published: Oct 17, 2012 "President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney sparred over immigration policy on Tuesday for the first time during the course of their debates, and the sparks flew. Obama raked Romney over the coals for the tough positions he adopted earlier in the campaign, while Romney tried to soften his hardliner image while holding the president to
Immigration: Not Debated but Still Important Published: Oct 16, 2012 "Interestingly, two reports reveal that immigration is not a top issue for immigrant communities as well. The Pew Hispanic Center released a report Friday that rates education, jobs and the economy, and healthcare as the top three issues for registered Latino voters. Fifty-five percent of those surveyed said the issue of education is extremely important to