Thursday, March 12, 2015

South's unique immigration trends shape region's response to deportation relief

"[T]he states opposing Obama [on executive action] also tend to be those more sheltered from the broader wave of immigration that has washed over America since the 1960s."

By Allie Yee,
The Institute for Southern Studies
February 6, 2015

Debate over President Obama's executive action on immigration, which could bring up to 5.2 million immigrants out of the shadows, raged on this week in the courts and the halls of Congress.

With Department of Homeland Security funding on the line, Senate leaders have been grappling over a funding bill that would gut the president's deferred action programs for unauthorized immigrants. Meanwhile, a group of 33 mayors filed an amicus brief on Jan. 26 supporting the president's action as part of a federal lawsuit brought by a 26-state coalition trying to block the policy.[...]

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