Chicago Sun Times Editors Want Sanctuary Cities Un-Penalized
“An ill-advised partisan bill in the U.S. Senate that is expected to be called to a vote next week threatens to penalize Chicago, Cook County and at least 200 more municipalities for such ordinances. The bill is a knee-jerk reaction to a tragedy and should be voted down. Illinois’ senior senator, Dick Durbin-D, plans to vote against it, and we urge Illinois’ junior senator, Mark Kirk-R, to do the same,” the Chicago Sun Times says in an editorial.
10 Questions for Tonight’s Debate
“Today, Democratic Party candidates for the 2016 presidential election are holding their first debate on CNN. This is the second half of a two-part op-ed offering 10 questions on immigration that will help make for an informative debate. The questions are designed to get the candidates’ thoughts on the impact of immigration policy and also drill down into their philosophical arguments behind their positions on key issues like sanctuary cities, refugee resettlement and executive action,” says Jon Feere in The Hill.
Do Politicians Get Immigration Wrong?
“Much as it did in the 2008 presidential primaries, the topic of undocumented immigration has become a dominant theme in the 2016 primary campaign, especially on the Republican side. Listening to the rhetoric from our candidates would lead us to believe that immigration patterns in the United States have remained largely unchanged over the past eight years. Recent analyses have demonstrated, though, that the immigration landscape that will face the presidential candidates of 2016 has changed considerably since 2008,” says Benjamin Knoll at the Huffington Post.
Mixed Reaction to 50th Anniversary of 1965 Law
“The ebb and flow of immigrants to the United States emerges starkly when you scan official immigration records kept since 1820. Until the late 1960s, immigrants from Britain, Germany and other European countries outnumbered migrants from Latin America, Africa or Asia. But by the 1990s, the trend was reversed, and today the majority of migrants come from non-European nations — with Asians on track to overtake Hispanics as the largest immigrant population in the United States,” the Miami Herald wrote.