In the first half of 2015, around 137,000 people traveled across the Mediterranean Sea to seek refuge in Europe, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency. Traveling through terrible conditions aboard unsafe boats and dinghies, approximately 800 people died last April in the largest refugee shipwreck on record. The majority are fleeing from war or persecution at Read more →
In an early August press conference President Barack Obama highlighted the need for immigration reform. “We have a broken system; it’s under-resourced and we’ve got to make choices in terms of how we allocate personnel and resources,” Obama said. “My preference would be an actual comprehensive immigration law. And we already have a bipartisan law Read more →
The U.S. Senate passed an immigration reform bill yesterday 68-32. The House will now take up the issue, but Republican leaders have made it clear they will draft their own version of the bill. The Senate bill includes a 13-year path to citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally, new visa programs, as well Read more →
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has drafted a set of principles to rewrite the country’s immigration laws. The legislation would cover border security, guest workers and employer verification, and a path to citizenship for the 11 million people already in the country illegally. Today’s Question: What would you change about U.S. immigration laws?
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down parts of Arizona’s immigration law, ruling that immigration policy remained a federal responsibility. President Obama said the ruling made clear the need for comprehensive revision of federal immigration laws. Today’s Question: What should be the main goal of U.S. immigration policy?
Last week, President Obama announced a relaxed enforcement policy toward young illegal immigrants who arrived as children with their parents. Some Republicans accused the president of trying to go around Congress. Today’s Question: What do you think of President Obama’s new immigration policy?
Hmong veterans of the Vietnam War are seeking the right to be buried in U.S. military cemeteries. The Hmong fighters served alongside American soldiers in the war, often helping retrieve U.S. airmen shot down over enemy territory. Today’s Question: Should Hmong veterans be granted the right to burial in American military cemeteries?
Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, revealed last weekend that he is an undocumented immigrant who arrived in the United States as a child. Today’s Question: How should the United States handle long-term undocumented residents?