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In immigration news: 'Biblical' immigration dispute, GOP leaders talk reform again, no prominent 'Hispanic leader,' more



While many evangelical Christians have backed comprehensive immigration reform as part of their faith, others argue that the Bible doesn't suggest they embrace it.
While many evangelical Christians have backed comprehensive immigration reform as part of their faith, others argue that the Bible doesn't suggest they embrace it.
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Evangelicals battle over 'Biblical' immigration - TIME While many evangelical Christians have embraced comprehensive immigration reform as part of their faith, others are at odds: "Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration argue that taking care of home should trump what they consider blind acceptance of foreigners."

U.S. Speaker Boehner says might bring up immigration reform this year - Reuters When asked by reporters Wednesday as to whether he'll address immigration this year, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said: "I still think that immigration reform is an important subject that needs to be addressed and I am hopeful."

Immigration reform: Still not quite dead - Washington Post The Plum Line's Greg Sargent writes: "In an interview, GOP Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida told me that a 'number' of House Republicans are in negotiations to develop a piecemeal solution to the problem of the 11 million undocumented immigrants – with the goal of commanding a majority of Republicans."

Pew: Most Latinos can't name 'most important Hispanic leader' - NPR In a recent Pew Research survey, "only four leaders were named by more than 2 percent of the respondents." They were: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (5 percent); Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican (5 percent); former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (3 percent); and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, an Illinois Democrat (2 percent).

Four Haitian boat survivors released from immigration - CBS Miami Immigration officials have released four Haitian migrants who survived the capsizing of a smuggling boat last week, in which four women were killed. The survivors will reportedly be witnesses in a criminal investigation. The boat capsized about seven miles from Miami.