National Dialogues on Immigration

Weekly Roundup, March 14th

March 14, 2014  |  News
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What’s making news in immigration this week…

At this week’s SXSW (South by Southwest) –  the annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in Austin, Texas (March 7-15) – actress Rosario Dawson weighed in on immigration and immigration reform:


FWD.US  created an initiative and hashtag, America is #BuiltByImmigrants.

#BuiltByImmigrants features stories by immigrants who have made a difference in America, whether through starting companies, or contributing significantly in an industry. The goal of Built By Immigrants is to empower immigrant entrepreneurs to tell their stories and encourage their friends and colleagues to share these stories with their members of Congress, turning storytelling into advocacy that is personal and powerful. Contest winners  were announced at SXSW.  You can browse #BuiltByImmigrants stories here.

In other headlines:

Immigration: Making Decisions In the Best Interest of the Child via The Huffington Post/ Latino Voices

Organized mass border crossing draws attention to broken homes via Los Angeles Times

Mixed-status families highlight immigration issues via

House’s Most Conservative Members Soften Tone on Immigration via National Journal

Catholics, evangelicals press GOP on immigration via

Immigration Reform ‘Doesn’t Have The Votes Yet’ Among House Republicans, Says Paul Ryan via Latin Times

Migrant detainees at Washington state centre continue protesting conditions via The Guardian

Gay Ethiopian faces uncertainty, peril if deported via The Boston Globe

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