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In immigration news: 'Gang of Eight' senators at the border, DHS to review detainees' solitary confinement, DOMA and same-sex binational couples, more

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A U.S. Border Patrol officer by the border fence at Nogales, Ariz., on April 22, 2012. Four of the so-called 'Gang of Eight' senators working on an immigration reform plan are touring the border at Nogales today as they finalize the details of a reform bill.

'Gang of Eight' to tour Arizona-Mexico border - ABC News Four of the eight senators working on an immigration reform proposal are set to take in border security at Nogales; so far, the Senate blueprint for immigration reform has made a path to citizenship for the undocumented contingent upon border security goals.

Officials to review immigrants' solitary confinement - New York Times Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano has said she will seek more information from immigration officials as to why some immigrants are held in solitary confinement, saying “solitary confinement should be the exception, not the rule."

Immigration reform advocates struggle with Obama 'love-hate' relationship - Huffington Post From the story: "Obama repeated the promise for reform, and it looks like it may happen. But in the meantime, deportations haven't slowed, and complaints about the detention of undocumented immigrants remain."

DOMA ruling could mean benefits for gay immigrants - ABC/Univision On how a ruling against the federal Defense of Marriage Act by the U.S. Supreme Court could help same-sex binational couples. Among other things, DOMA prevents the government from recognizing same-sex marriage for immigration sponsorship purposes. The high court is hearing arguments today.

ICE union complains it's 'not welcome' in immigration reform talks, wants bigger role - Fox News  More on complaints that the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council has made to senators working on an immigration reform plan; union leadership, which has resisted some changes from the Obama administration, wants to be included in reform talks.

Number of Asian and Latino writers for TV are up - ColorLines The Writers Guild of America has released a report that says the number of television writers of color has doubled since the turn of the millenium. However, most of this growth was among Latino and Asian American writers. Black writers in the industry are still few.

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