Thu January 31, 2013

Starting Early: Combating The Rising Latino Achievement Gap

A PASO program participant
United Way of Weld County

A program, funded in part by the United Way of Weld County, is helping combat the problem of low Latino graduation rates in a unique -and early- way.

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Wed January 30, 2013
It's All Politics

In Immigration Debate, 'Undocumented' Vs. 'Illegal' Is More Than Just Semantics

Originally published on Wed January 30, 2013 4:12 pm

On Monday, we pointed to how the bipartisan Gang of Eight senators mostly avoided the term "illegal immigrant" in the language of their immigration reform plan.

It looks like President Obama did the same in his address on the issue the next day.

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Wed January 30, 2013

Latino Voters Help Push Immigration Changes Forward

Originally published on Wed January 30, 2013 8:44 am



It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.


And I'm Renee Montagne.

It's that rare week in politics when Republicans and Democrats have been advocating roughly the same thing.

INSKEEP: Some - though by no means all - GOP leaders insist it's time to back changes in immigration laws. Republican Senator Jeff Flake argued on this program yesterday, for example, that reform was morally right and also politically necessary for his party.

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Tue January 29, 2013
It's All Politics

Rubio's Role In Immigration Plan Leaves Even Limbaugh Somewhat Speechless

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 2:42 pm

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks Monday in Washington at a news conference announcing a bipartisan plan to overhaul the nation's immigration laws.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Rush Limbaugh has been spending a lot of time calling the new plans for an overhaul of immigration laws little more than "amnesty" for some 11 million undocumented immigrants already in this country. A lot of time, that is, except for the 15 minutes of an extremely deferential interview Tuesday with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

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Mon January 28, 2013
It's All Politics

In New Immigration Plan, A Fraught Phrase Is Mostly Sidelined

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 4:27 pm

Crowd members seek help applying for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles last August.
Jonathan Alcorn Reuters/Landov