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Daily Immigration News Clips – January 9, 2017

Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on January 9, 2017


Wall Street Journal: Immigration Hard-Liners Press Donald Trump on White House Post for Kris Kobach
By Laura Meckler

New York Times: Jeff Sessions, a Lifelong Outsider, Finds the Inside Track
By Sharon LaFraniere and Matt Apuzzo

Associated Press: Civil Rights Groups Gear Up to Fight Sessions Nomination

Washington Post: At the Justice Department, Sessions could play a key role on immigration
By Matt Zapotosky and Sari Horwitz

Politico: Sherrod Brown will vote against Sessions
By Seung Min Kim

CNBC: The US is 'almost out' of qualified workers, and more immigration is the answer, JPMorgan strategist says
By Matthew J. Belvedere

New York Times: Trump Insists Mexico Will Pay for Wall After U.S. Begins the Work
By Michael Shear and Emmarie Huetteman

Wall Street Journal: Trump Signals U.S. May Pay Upfront for Wall
By Siobhan Hughes and Laura Meckler

Washington Post: Hill Republicans embrace building of border wall, despite cost
By Mike DeBonis

Al Punto (Univision): US Secretary of Homeland Security says constructing the wall "is not the smartest investment" (Video)

Washington Post: Ethics official warns against confirmations before reviews are complete
By Ed O'Keefe and Sean Sullivan

Washington Post: Trump and Sessions plan to restrict highly skilled foreign workers. Hyderabad says to bring it on.
By Max Bearak

Washington Post: For liberal groups, inauguration weekend will be a time to organize against Trump
By Perry Stein

Associated Press: Trump and Schumer: Potential Allies Now Adversaries

Reuters: Trump's Choices for Top Cabinet Posts Face Big Tests This Week

Buzzfeed: Why President Trump Is "A Nightmare For Univision"
By Adrian Carrasquillo

Huffington Post: Former Mexican President Tells Trump To 'Think A Little!'
By Roque Planas

Los Angeles Times: In rural California town where Trump won, Latino minority says goodwill prevails as always
By Cindy Carcamo

Los Angeles Times: This California Republican is hoping he'll have more luck with his immigration reform idea under Trump
By Sarah Wire

New York Times: Peña Nieto Faces Unrest in Mexico as Gas Prices Climb and Trump Ascends
By Kirk Semple and Elisabeth Malkin

New York Times (Editorial): What Are You Hiding, Jeff Sessions?

Los Angeles Times (Editorial): The Border Patrol has made improvements in accountability and use-of-force. Will Trump continue that progress?

La Opinión (Editorial): Trump's Wall

Washington Post (Opinion): Jeff Sessions's actions alone are disqualifying
By Colbert King

Washington Post (Opinion): Trump just said his Great Mexican Wall is happening. He's playing you again.
By Greg Sargent

Huffington Post (Op-ed): Five Chilling Ways Senator Jeff Sessions Could Attack Immigrants As Attorney General
By David Leopold


Mass Live: SJC considers when abandoned immigrant children can get legal status
By Shira Schoenberg

Florida Times Union: U.S. lacks lawyers, judges to handle sheer numbers of children's immigration cases
By Amanda Williamson

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Georgia regents appeal ruling on in-state tuition for some immigrants
By Jeremy Redmon

NPR (Ohio): As A Syrian Refugee In Toledo Pines For His Family, A Brotherhood Forms
By Ari Shapiro

NPR (New York): How Kitchen Raids In Buffalo Sent Shock Waves Through Immigrant Rights Community
By John Burnett and Marisa Penaloza

KQED (California): Undocumented Ph.D. Makes History at UC Merced
By Sasha Khokha

Chicago Tribune (Illinois): At Mass celebrating immigrants, Trump inauguration looms
By Elyssa Cherney

Baltimore Sun (Editorial): Sanctuary in Howard

Philadelphia Inquirer (Editorial): Inquirer Editorial: Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric ignores declining U.S. birthrate