Visa Violators Arrested in Boston Bombing Case

“Boston police say three additional suspects have been taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombings investigation. Their names have not been released. Police said more details will be revealed later today. According to CBS News, the three people arrested are friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Two will be charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice and making false statements. They are not U.S. citizens,” CBS News reports.

CNN Money: 4 Out of 10 Recent Grads Stuck in Jobs not Requiring Degrees

[If 41% of college graduates from 2011 & 2012 are underemployed in jobs that don’t require a degree, where are the jobs that “Americans won’t do?”]

“College just isn’t worth what it used to be. A survey out Tuesday found that 41% of college graduates from the last two years are stuck in jobs that don’t require a degree. Consulting firm Accenture talked to 1,005 students who graduated from college in 2011 and 2012 and haven’t returned to graduate school. In addition to those who are underemployed, 11% said they are unemployed, with 7% reporting they haven’t had a job since graduating,” CNN reports.

Nate Silver Analyzes GOP Prospects With Amnesty

“A bill to allow unauthorized immigrants to gain citizenship carries electoral risks and rewards for the Republican Party. On the one hand, if the bill were passed, some of those immigrants would eventually vote. Roughly 80 percent of illegal immigrants are Hispanic, and about 10 percent are Asian — groups that voted heavily Democratic in the last two elections,” says Nate Silver at the New York Times.

On the other hand, such legislation could plausibly improve the Republican Party’s brand image among Hispanics and Asian-Americans, perhaps allowing the party to fare better among these voters in future elections. Which of these effects would outweigh the other?

May Day Amnesty Marches

“Buoyed by the push in Congress for federal immigration reforms, the May Day immigration march today is expected to be larger than in recent years, organizers said. Demonstrators plan to march through downtown Chicago before a rally in Federal Plaza to press for action on federal legislation and to call for an end to deportations until a new immigration law is passed,” the Chicago Tribune says.