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Up on the Board: Immigration, campaign finance and the week ahead

A section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence stands

A section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence stands in La Joya, Texas. (April 10, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)

The editorial board is planning to weigh in about the immigration bill being introduced in Congress this week by the bipartisan "gang of eight" senators. The bill does a number of important things that need doing, such as reining in illegal entry into the country and retooling legal immigration to help employers, workers and the economy.

We're also talking about the retirement of CUNY Chancellor Mathew Goldstein and urging the system to resist political pressure to lower standards now that he's gone.

We're watching the Westchester County legislature's vote today on its fair housing settlement with HUD. The legislature has just a few more days to comply, or risk losing $7.4 million in federal grants.


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Campaign finance reform is on our slate for Sunday, as of now.  We're meeting with anti-fracking advocates this afternoon. And we note that next week marks the 6-month anniversary of superstorm Sandy. Is LIPA reform where it needs to be?

Got an opinion about any of these issues? Let us know what you think by posting in the comments section below, or by emailing letters@newsday.com.

This new Up on the Board feature is the editorial board's blog about what we just discussed at our weekday morning meeting. These meetings are where we talk about the news of the day and hash out our positions for the opinion sections of Newsday, Newsday Westchester and amNew York.

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