Roberto (Bear) Guerra
Legal status for young people brought to the U.S. illegally has been debated for more than a decade, most recently Tuesday as House members discussed a Republican proposal offering limited legalization for youths brought here as children. It was dismissed by House Democrats, who seek a broader legalization plan as part of a comprehensive immigration overhaul.
House GOP plan to legalize unauthorized immigrants brought as kids rejected by Democrats - Associated Press A hearing Tuesday on a yet-to-be-introduced proposal from House Republicans that would offer legal status to young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children drew resistance from House Democrats, who say limiting legalization to a small group of unauthorized immigrants isn't enough.
Nine DREAMer activists arrested at US border - Fronteras Desk A group of young people born in Mexico who arrived illegally as minors returned to Mexico - then presented themselves at the border Monday in Nogales - to test U.S. immigration policies. They've been transferred to a detention facility in Arizona as officials process their request for reentry.
House Democrats warn odds of immigration reform dim in 2014 - The Hill From the story: "'We've seen how in an election year it's very difficult to get a lot done, and that's unfortunate,' Rep. Xavier Becerra (Calif.), chairman of the Democratic Caucus, told reporters in the Capitol." The House has yet to come up with a comprehensive immigration bill, and House GOP leaders have said they won't support the Senate's version.
Will Republicans lose primaries over immigration reform? - The Atlantic Some House Republicans worry they might lose support from constituents in the 2014 primaries if they support an immigration reform plan. But they might not lose that much: A new poll shows only about 20 percent of GOP primary voters strongly opposed to "most forms of immigration reform."
Poll: Immigration a quandary for Republicans - Washington Post According to a new poll, "half of all Americans — and 83 percent of Hispanics — say they would be disappointed if the House does not pass legislation instituting a path to citizenship. But Republican rank-and-file oppose such a provision, making it a central sticking point in GOP deliberations over the legislation."
Latinos in U.S. increasingly rely on English-language news, report finds - New York Times On the results of a new Pew Hispanic Center report that found 82 percent of Latinos surveyed saying that at least some of the news they follow is in English; only 78 percent said the same thing in 2006. This has been a growing trend, driving a push for English-language content aimed at Latino audiences.