In the final days of his presidential campaign in 2008, Barack Obama spoke of "fundamentally transforming the United States of America."
House Democrats attempted to bring back the Senate-passed bipartisan immigration reform bill for consideration Friday.
The Alexandria, Virginia-based Negative Population Growth, Inc. (NPG) recently issued a statement asserting that 80 percent of U.S. population growth results from immigration, which includes both legal and illegal immigrants, as well as American-born children of immigrants.
A newly renovated detention center in Karnes City, Texas, will house 532 immigrants at a time in "suites" with flat-screen TVs, landline telephones and play tables for children.
Even affluent Montgomery County, Maryland (median household income $94,965) may feel the strain of meeting educational and other needs of the illegal immigrant children being sent from the Texas border to communities around the country.