Lawsuits Over Obama Amnesty Will Likely Last Past 2016
“The [Sidonio] family has been on an emotional roller coaster since last November when President Barack Obama announced executive actions that would ease deportation threats to some 4 million undocumented workers. Mario’s father would have been eligible for one of the programs. But last February, U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen sided with Texas and 25 other states challenging the programs and temporarily blocked them from going forward,” CNN says.
“After losing in the district court, the administration appealed its case to a three judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit based out of New Orleans. The appeals court heard arguments in July — and both sides are getting impatient.”
More Immigration Means Less Educational Achievement
“I would argue that a far more consequential effect of the post-1965 wave has been the increase in the number of U.S. residents with low levels of literacy and numeracy. This increase has occurred just as global economic integration and automation have put the wages of less-skilled workers under intense pressure, and as the family lives of college-educated and non-college-educated adults and their children have sharply diverged. Had the post-1965 immigration wave consisted of people with higher-than-average levels of literacy and numeracy, its effect on U.S. society would probably have been markedly different, even if it had been of exactly the same size and ethno-racial composition,” says Reihan Salam at National Review.
Immigration Source Shifting to Asia
“Today’s immigration debates focus mainly on the Hispanic population, which has quickly become America’s largest immigrant population. But decades from now, it could be a different story. Asians are projected to become the United States’ largest immigrant group by 2065, significantly altering the makeup of the country, according to a report by Pew Research Center released Monday,” the Washington Post wrote.
Bill Heads to N.C. Governor for Signature
“The state House voted 70-43 Tuesday night to restrict forms of ID for non-citizens and ban counties and municipalities from having “sanctuary city” policies that limit enforcement of immigration laws. The bill will be sent to the governor. Supporters of the measure say local governments shouldn’t get to opt out of federal laws,” the News Observer reports.