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In immigration news: Sessions set to chair Senate immigration panel, executive action could be hard to revoke, more



Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), left, questions Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan as Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), right, looks on during confirmation hearings in June of 2010. Sessions, known for a hardline approach to immigration, has reportedly been named chair of the Senate committee that oversees immigration issues.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), left, questions Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan as Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), right, looks on during confirmation hearings in June of 2010. Sessions, known for a hardline approach to immigration, has reportedly been named chair of the Senate committee that oversees immigration issues.
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Jeff Sessions to take over Senate panel overseeing immigration - Politico Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is reportedly set to become chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security. Sessions is known for a hardline approach to immigration. In recent months he has been "one of the most relentless critics of the Obama administration’s immigration directives."

CRS Report of the Week: The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action - Washington Post Some details from a Congressional Research Service analysis of President Obama's executive immigration order, including an observation about its future. From the story: "CRS notes opposition’s argument that even if a Republican successor in 2017 wanted to rollback the actions, it would be difficult to revoke them now that they’re in place. The report also concludes that it is unclear whether Obama’s executive actions would inspire Congress to pass permanent legislation."

Calif. Could Be Model for Offering Health Coverage to Undocumented - CaliforniaHealthline From the story: "Immigrants in the state who qualified for Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival initiative are eligible for Medi-Cal coverage...In addition, under an executive action by President Obama last year, Medi-Cal coverage could be extended to up to 500,000 undocumented immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for at least five years and who have no record of felony offenses or serious misdemeanors." But Gov. Jerry Brown's office has yet to commit to that extension. 

Latino Education Gains Are Encouraging: New Report - NBC News According to a new report, recent Latino high school grads enrolled in college "at a higher rate than their white and African American peers, and an overwhelming majority of Latino parents say they expect their child to continue their education beyond high school." Latino students are projected to represent 30 percent of public school enrollment by 2023.