50 Years Later, Immigration Law Changed America
“Immigration is one of the hottest topics in the 2016 presidential campaign, generating angry debate over whether to deport millions of people who entered the U.S. illegally or grant them some form of amnesty, and whether to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. But the history of the current furor goes back 50 years, to one of the most far-reaching laws ever enacted in the country: the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. A review of that law and its impact provides many lessons for today, notably that substantial change can be a very lengthy process and “reform” can have huge, unforeseen consequences,” US News says.
Obama Plan Involves Millions of New Voters
“The Obama administration is launching a campaign to accelerate the conversion of millions of immigrants to citizenship. The nation’s immigration agencies will spend big bucks on “outreach” activities and the Naturalization process will be streamlined. The goal is to add several million new citizens to the voter rolls by November 2016,” Breitbart News reports.
Riverside County Agrees to Notify DHS of Illegal Alien Release
“Riverside County sheriff’s officials have decided to meet federal immigration agents halfway regarding jailed immigrants wanted for deportation.
The county’s largest police agency — and operator of all the county’s jails — has agreed to notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials of the impending release of jailed non-U.S. citizens,” the Press Enterprise reports.
N.C. Bill Would Help Immigration Enforcement
The Daily Tar Heel covers legislation in North Carolina that would help immigration enforcement. “Proponents of the bill argue the new policy will allow a closer enforcement of immigrant identification — particularly in counties that previously issued identification documents. Ron Woodard, director of the immigration reform organization NC LISTEN, said IDs issued by counties and other groups aren’t government-official.”