Political Headlines July 12, 2013: House Immigration Reform Bill ‘Includes a Pathway to Citizenship’

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Becerra: House Immigration Reform Bill ‘Includes a Pathway to Citizenship’

Source: ABC News Radio, 7-12-13

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A bipartisan immigration bill being drafted in the House will contain a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, one of the authors said on Friday.

Lawmakers working on the bill, known as the Gang of Seven, have refused to say when they plan to unveil it. But this is the first time one of the drafters has said the product will allow undocumented immigrants to earn full citizenship, and not just legal status….READ MORE

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Political Headlines March 19, 2013: Rand Paul Pitches Citizenship Pathway for Undocumented Immigrants

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Rand Paul Pitches Pathway for Undocumented Immigrants

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-19-13

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Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky on Tuesday endorsed a permanent legal status for undocumented immigrants, adding his voice to the debate as separate groups on Capitol Hill search for a way forward on the thorny political issue and beginning “a dialogue between the GOP and Latinos.”

In his first major speech on the subject, Paul did not use the word “citizenship” in remarks before the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington, the libertarian suggested that people who are in the country illegally should be able to stay without returning to their home country….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 6, 2013: Jeb Bush Enters Immigration Debate & Possibly 2016 Presidential Race

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Jeb Bush Enters Debate, and Possibly 2016 Race

Source: NYT, 3-6-13

Mr. Bush could be setting up a G.O.P. showdown with a protégé, Marco Rubio, and another Bush vs. Clinton presidential campaign…..READ MORE

Political Headlines March 4, 2013: Jeb Bush: No Path to Citizenship in Immigration Reform

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Jeb Bush: No Path to Citizenship in Immigration Reform

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-4-13

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said on Monday that he does not support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., a central provision of immigration reform plans being considered by Congress….READ MORE

Political Headlines February 5, 2013: Rep. Eric Cantor Endorses Citizenship for DREAMers in ‘Make Life Work’ Speech

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Eric Cantor Endorses Citizenship for DREAMers

Source: ABC News, 2-5-13

PHOTO: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks at the American Enterprise Institute, on February 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks at the American Enterprise Institute, on February 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor attempted to project a softer Republican tone on immigration during a speech at the American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday, but indicated there is a ways to go until Republicans and Democrats agree on an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws.

Cantor, the second-ranking House Republican, endorsed a path to citizenship for DREAMers, the undocumented young people brought to the United States as children. House Republicans helped sink the DREAM Act, which would have granted a path to citizenship to DREAMers seeking a college education or military service, in 2010….READ MORE

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