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In immigration news: Reform on backburner, Latinos sour on Obama, midterm elections



Sens. Mark Udall (left) and Michael Bennet (right) are less likely than other Democratic candidates to benefit from Obama's decision to postpone executive action. Here they're pictured with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (center).
Sens. Mark Udall (left) and Michael Bennet (right) are less likely than other Democratic candidates to benefit from Obama's decision to postpone executive action. Here they're pictured with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (center).
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Immigration reform just went from extremely unlikely to impossible - Washington Post A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows 27 percent of Americans strongly oppose "a new path to citizenship for illegal immigrants" — topping the 21 percent who "strongly support" such a path. This is close to the reverse of survey results taken in April 2013. What's changed? From the story: "...the recent controversy over the southern border and Obama's delayed executive action appear to have only made real reform less possible."

NBC/WSJ/Telemundo Poll: Latino Voters More Sour On Country, Obama - NBC News  Pollsters for NBC/WSJ also found that a growing number of Latino voters "think the country is headed in the wrong direction" and are growing disillusioned with Obama — 47 percent approve of his performance, compared to 62 percent in April 2013. Latinos remain the only group in which a majority "favor legislation or executive action to change the current laws and policies."

Ted Cruz pushes for vote on Obama orders - Politico Tea Party favorite Cruz is not satisfied with Pres. Obama's weekend announcement that he would delay any executive action until after the midterm elections in November. Cruz said: “I think we should use any and all means necessary to prevent the president from illegally granting amnesty.” For him, that could be including language in a continuing resolution to fund the federal government. Cruz is also trying to dismantle Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a White House initiative which has given some 600,000 immigrants temporary reprieves from deportation.  

Obama punt on immigration could backfire on Udall, Colorado Democrats - Denver Post The president's postponed executive action may have helped Democrats fighting to hold onto their seats in tough Senate races. But there are questions as to what it will do for Colorado Democrats Mark Udall and Michael Bennet who have both come out in support of immigration reform. Colorado is a state with a large Latino community — an estimated 21 percent of the population — and strong immigration rights movement.

Child immigrant shelter hearing rescheduled - UT- San Diego  The American Civil Liberties Union is fighting Escondido planning officials' decision not to allow an immigrant child shelter. Hundreds were expected at a council meeting Wednesday but officials have decided to take up the issue later in October at the request of the ACLU.