Tuesday, February 5, 2013
House Judiciary Committee holds first hearing on immigration reform, Obama speaks with immigration advocates
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro testifies at Tuesday's Hearing
NY Times: House G.O.P. Open to Residency for Illegal Immigrants
NPR: How The Labor Movement Did A 180 On Immigration
Wall Street Journal: Obama Urges ‘Strategic’ Thinking on Immigration
"In his meeting with immigration advocates on Tuesday, President Barack Obama defended his decision to recommend that immigrants who immediately gain legal status remain ineligible for subsidies under the 2010 health care law, saying Democrats need to pick their fights carefully, according to a participant in the meeting.
Under the White House framework, many of the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally would gain legal status, but would have a longer path to citizenship. Before becoming citizens, Mr. Obama recommended that these people remain ineligible for the health care subsidies, sidestepping a potentially toxic side debate in immigration talks."