October was a busy month for immigrationrelated news. Rep. Gutierrez (D-IL) unveiled his proposal for a comprehensive immigration reform bill, CNN ran a series titled “Latinos in America” that upset some over CNN’s lack of acknowledgment of their own anchor Lou Dobbs, and the Supreme Court prepared to hear two immigration-related cases. These stories and more were the most popular in last month’s “Immigration News Briefing.”
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has begun preparing for a large influx of visa applications if Congress were to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two immigration-related cases during the current session.
- Hilda Solis, Secretary of the Department of Labor, said that President Obama plans on having new immigration laws, including a path to legalization, in place in 2010.
- The reaction in Maryland to a proposal for comprehensive immigration reform outlined by Rep. Luis Gutierrez, (D-IL) could foreshadow the national debate that will surround the issue.
- A CNN special, “Latinos in America” spurred small protests around the country against CNN for supporting anchor, Lou Dobbs.
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