If current trends continue, by 2055 Asians will have surpassed Hispanics as the largest group of immigrants entering the United States, according to a new immigration study released on September 28 by the Pew Research Center.
At an emergency EU summit held in Brussels on September 22, heads of government from the European Union approved a plan to distribute 120,000 migrants fleeing turmoil in the Middle East across Europe.
A September report released by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) noted that the nation's immigrant population (both legal and illegal) hit a record 42.4 million in July 2014, representing an increase of 2.4 million since July 2010.
Delivering a belated Constitution Day speech at Rhodes College in Memphis on the evening of September 22, United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was critical of High Court justices who believe the Constitution is a “living” document. In his talk, he included same-sex “marriage” among the moral and ethical questions that have nothing to do with the law.
A Gallup Governance poll conducted from September 9-13 found that 49 percent of Americans believe the federal government poses “an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.”
In a September 15 letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) expressed his concern about a USCIS memorandum published on August 17, 2015 (and going into effect on August 31) that purports to “reform” the L-1B nonimmigrant visa category.
The White House press secretary’s office issued a release on September 17 (Constitution Day) stating that President Obama had launched the “Stand Stronger” Citizenship Awareness Campaign to “encourage eligible immigrants to take an important step in their American journey and commit to citizenship.”
While most Americans opposed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are concerned primarily about the impact such “trade” agreements would have on American jobs and U.S. sovereignty, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and others are also concerned that a TPP would make radical changes to U.S. immigration policy without answering to Congress.
The 11 candidates for the 2016 Republican nomination who are currently leading in the polls gathered at the Air Force One Pavilion of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, on September 16. They were there to take part in the second debate of the 2016 election campaign, an event hosted this time by CNN.
Two archbishops from the Middle East have complained that the United States unfairly discriminates against Christians from their region when they apply for U.S. visas.