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In immigration news: Details from Senate plan, farm worker wage deal, tech execs for immigration reform, more

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A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle drives along the fence separating the US from Mexico, near the town of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on July 31, 2010. Details that have emerged from a forthcoming Senate plan emphasize border security before undocumented immigrants can take steps toward citizenship.

Broad outlines of Senate immigration agreement emerge - New York Times Some details of what's to be contained in the Senate immigration reform bill: While it would require a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants to be contingent on border security, "the bill does not impose any specific measurements of border enforcement results that, if they were not met, would stop the immigrants from proceeding toward citizenship."

'Gang of Eight' reaches immigration deal. But will GOP take it? - Washington Post The border security component of the planned Senate reform package "allows Republicans to say that the government is placing a priority on border security, providing a carrot of sorts to conservative lawmakers who fear 'amnesty'... but the bill doesn’t come with hard targets for border security, which fulfills Democratic demands that immigrants have an unencumbered path to citizenship."

Senators get deal on farm worker wages in immigration bill - Reuters California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein has announced that senators working on an immigration reform bill have come to an agreement on wages and a limit on visas for foreign farm workers, an issue that has presented a sticking point in negotiations. 

House Democrats present immigration overhaul plan - New York Times A group of Democratic representatives has unveiled its own immigration reform plan, ahead of when a bipartisan Senate group is expected to introduce legislation. The plan is along the lines of blueprints announced by lawmakers so far, with a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and  "ensuring that adequate resources are devoted to securing the border."

Why Mark Zuckerberg cares about immigration reform - Washington Post On the Facebook CEO's launching of a new organization, "Immigration reform is an issue near and dear to the tech industry, which has repeatedly complained that the current system restricts U.S. companies’ ability to recruit and retain high-quality engineering and programming talent."

Americans embrace Latino culture to the ire of some, panel says - Fox News Latino What to call non-Latinos who embrace Latin American food, music and culture? From a conference panel in Miami: "These self-described 'gringo Latinos' are drawing praise and criticism from Latinos and non-Latinos alike."

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