Conservative immigration-reform supporters are trying to soften “tea party” opposition and give Republican lawmakers cover in advance of one possible final push on the issue this year in the House.
A key tea party leader is urging House Republicans to get behind immigration reform.
Republican Tom Davis voted on immigration reforms as a member of Congress in 2006, but House and Senate leaders couldn’t agree on the details, and the effort died with a whimper.
A grassroots political support group backing President Barack Obama is joining a Republican pro-immigration organization and an effort run by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to push for a comprehensive immigration bill using social media platforms.
SAN FRANCISCO — Be prepared to see the hoodie-wearing Facebook CEO joining religious leaders, agricultural workers, advocacy groups and lawmakers on Capitol Hill to stump for immigration reform.
WASHINGTON — High-tech leaders including the former heads of AOL and Mozilla are organizing a “virtual march for immigration reform” aimed at pressuring lawmakers to enact sweeping changes to the nation’s immigration laws.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today signed a compact pledging his support for national immigration reform, saying it would help to make Pittsburgh a more diverse and successful city.
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