By: James Porter
This July was one of the hottest on record across the country. Also hot in July was immigration, thanks in part to the continued focus on Arizona’s immigration law. The Obama administration’s challenge of Arizona’s law saw part of it overturned, while the rest went into effect at the end of the month. Additionally, President Obama gave his first major speech on immigration to mixed reviews from those on either side of the debate. Overall, the month certainly saw an increase in anti-immigrant rhetoric such as a list of supposed undocumented immigrants that was sent to government officials in Utah. As we rapidly head towards mid-term elections in the fall, it will be interesting to see what role immigration will play. These stories and more were the most read immigration related news items for July.
April was an important month for immigration news. April 1st marked Census Day, which saw a big push for all immigrants to participate, with some calling for it to be used to deport undocumented immigrants. However, the month was dominated by the passing of the nation’s toughest immigration law in Arizona. This brought the immigration debate to the forefront of the public forum. With advocacy groups pushing lawmakers to act on immigration reform, a group of Democratic Senators presented an outline of a bill that could eventually be
March was a big month as more than 200,000 people from across the country gathered in Washington D.C. to show their support for comprehensive immigration reform. Additionally, Senators Schumer (D-NY) and Graham (R-SC) released a blue print for what could become a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the Senate. With deportations on the rise, it is events such as these that show steps being made in the right direction. These stories and more were the most read immigration related news items for March.
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November seemed like a shorter month perhaps due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
An Immigration Bill is Outlined and the Supreme Court Prepares to Hear Immigration-Related Cases: October in Immigration NewsTue, 11/03/2009 - 10:52am — Anonymous
October was a busy month for immigrationrelated news. Rep.
Over the past month, the debate over health care has heated up as both sides argue about how immigration plays into reform. In addition, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) discussed the possibility of increasing the fees to apply for citizenship and a U.S. citizen was deported twice after the FBI ignored evidence of his citizenship. These stories and others proved to be popular among readers of CLINIC’s daily Immigration News Briefings. The following are the top five most read stories for the month of September:
New USCIS Director, the Obama Administration on Immigration, and One Woman’s Fight for her Child: August in Immigration NewsWed, 09/02/2009 - 3:13pm — Anonymous
New USCIS Director, the Obama Administration on Immigration, and One Woman’s Fight for her Child: August 2009 in Immigration News
Toughening Immigration, Questioning Good Moral Character, and Telling DHS How You Feel: This Week In Immigration NewsFri, 08/07/2009 - 3:05pm — Anonymous
Over the past week, thousands of people clicked on the news stories in our daily immigration news briefings. However, whenever there is news about the Obama administration taking a stance on immigration reform, it is usually the top story. Impending court cases that could impact the future like the one below are also popular. Lastly, a lot of people thought that the opportunity to give DHS their opinion was one they could not pass up. Take a look at this week’s top stories:
July 31, 2009
CLINIC compiles a free Immigration News Bulletin of immigration-related news articles of interest to our network on a regular basis. Every Friday, CLINIC will post the three articles most popular with its readers. Here are this week’s top stories.