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In immigration news: Top Catholic bishop pushes reform, 'Baker's(field) Dozen' protest, border-watchers, more

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Top Catholic bishop presses House on immigration - Associated Press The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops  has written a letter to House Speaker John Boehner on behalf of the 450-plus U.S. cardinals and bishops, requesting the House address immigration reform as soon as possible. Cardinal Timothy Dolan wrote, "As a moral matter ... our nation cannot continue to receive the benefits of the work and contributions of undocumented immigrants without extending to them the protection of the law."

Obama, McCain to discuss immigration at White House - USA Today Sen. John McCain was meeting with President Obama at the White House Thursday afternoon to discuss immigration reform, among other things. From the story: "There are no specific issues on the agenda for the meeting, said White House spokesman Jay Carney, who confirmed the meeting. But McCain told reporters that he expects to discuss immigration and other issues with the president."

Bakersfield protesters confront House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy over immigration reform - Southern California Public Radio Thirteen immigration activists calling themselves the "Baker's(field) Dozen" staged a sit-in this week at McCarthy's Bakersfield office that went late into the night, insisting he sign a pledge to push a vote on immigration reform in the House. The Republican congressman eventually met with the protesters, but did not sign the pledge.

Volunteers help keep a close eye for illegal immigrants at the border - KHOU Houston On a Texas border-watch group from the mid-2000s that's still in operation. From the story: "The Texas Border Volunteers was formed seven years ago. Each member has to go through a background check and is carefully screened. They literally post patrols on ranches in Brooks County, watching for illegal immigrants. If immigrants are spotted, they are quickly reported to Border Patrol."

Republicans eye Obamacare glitches as a chance to win over Latino millennials - Fox News Latino From the story: "...after more than a month of inoperable exchange websites, hundreds of thousands of people getting booted off their current health insurance plans and a congressional grilling of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, many are starting to ask if the GOP could turn growing frustration among Latinos over technical glitches into voter support in a demographic the party badly needs to remain politically viable."

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