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U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) share a moment during a news conference on their comprehensive immigration reform framework January 28, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Obama vs. Senate immigration reform plans: Differences in the details - Southern California Public Radio The White House and Senate immigration plans announced this week share common principles, including more border security and a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. But there are key differences. For example, the latter is contingent on the first in the Senate plan, but not in the White House plan.
First thoughts: Two pressure points to watch on immigration - NBC News From the story: "There are two pressure points that either could create enough force to ensure legislation gets through Congress, or that could scuttle any chance for a deal." These could involve a GOP border enforcement "trigger" prior to any legalization plan, and Obama pushing his own legislation if the Senate doesn't act.
Immigration shifts could provide opening for compromise - New York Times Illegal immigration is down, as is the estimated population of undocumented immigrants. So: "With the scale of the problem stabilizing for the moment, or even shrinking, some experts say, there is more room for political compromise than the last time around."
A glossary for immigration reform - ABC/Univision Who are the 11 million? What is AgJobs? As the immigration reform debate unfolds at a different level now that the White House and Senate have announced their plans, a helpful glossary of terms to know.
Arizonans torn on Obama's immigration reform proposal - Los Angeles Times Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's spokesman, speaking of the Senate plan: “The governor is very encouraged that for the first time in a long time there is bipartisan agreement that border security must be the linchpin in immigration reform, specifically before… a pathway to citizenship.”