Read a Jan. 3, 2013, Catholic News Service story about National Migration Week and Catholic bishops’ renewed push for action on immigration.
Read a Jan. 3, 2013, Washington Post story about the White House’s use of executive powers to reshape immigration while awaiting congressional action on reform.
Read a Jan. 12, 2013 CNN story, “Evangelical Christians prepare for ‘largest ever grassroots push on immigration’.”
Read a Jan. 12, 2013, New York Times article that says Obama will push for a sweeping overhaul on immigration, rather than piecemeal legislation, and that he will insist on providing a path to citizenship for immigrants who gain legal status.
Asians have replaced Hispanics as the leading immigrant group to the U.S.
In June 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that key parts of Arizona’s strict 2010 immigration law were unconstitutional. Still, Gov. Jan Brewer noted that the decision left intact one of the law’s most important provisions: that police have the right to check a person’s immigration status in the course of enforcing other laws.
A Gallup poll released in June 2012 found Americans a bit more positive about immigration than in the recent past.
The Pew Center on the States’ Stateline website tracks immigration news at the state level.
Read an Aug. 4, 2013, Associated Press story in the South Florida Times about a controversy in Nigeria over whether a proposed constitutional amendment concerning “age of consent” would conflict with Shariah.