Our Latest Updates – Archive

Should Volunteer Civilian Groups Such as the Minutemen Patrol the Borders?
12/4/2017 -

Explore both sides of the debate with quotes from the Mountain Minutemen (pro), Arizona Sheriff Tony Estrada (con), Founder of 3UP armed patrol group Mike Morris (pro), Southern Poverty Law Center Senior Fellow Mark Potok (con), US Border Patrol Local 2544 union (pro), and President George W. Bush (con).

Should Children Born on US Soil to Undocumented Immigrants Automatically Have US Citizenship?
10/9/2017 -

Explore the birthright citizenship debate with quotes from Alex Nowrasteh, policy analyst at the Cato Institute (pro), Representative Steve King (con), the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board (pro), and radio host Rush Limbaugh (con), among others.

California Becomes Sanctuary State
10/6/2017 -

Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation limiting state and local law enforcement compliance with federal immigration agents’ requests.

Trump Administration Announces New Travel Restrictions
9/26/2017 -

Citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen will now face new travel restrictions in addition to the original list of countries (with the exception of Sudan, which was removed).

Trump Administration Announces End to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program
9/5/2017 -

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced an end to the program, with a 6-month grace period for current DACA enrollees.

Should E-Verify, the Federal Government’s Electronic Employment Verification System, Be Mandatory for All Employers?
9/5/2017 -

Explore quotes on both sides of this debate from experts and organizations such as Senator Chuck Grassley (pro), Cato Institute Policy Analyst Alex Nowrasteh (con), US Representative Leonard Lance (pro), the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (con), the US Chamber of Commerce (pro), and the American Farm Bureau Federation (con)

What Constitutional Rights Do Undocumented Immigrants Have When on American Soil?
9/1/2017 -

Explore quotes from experts such as Ilya Solmin, Professor of Law at George Mason University; Matthew Green, News Education Manager at KQED; Rachel Stockman, Editor-in-Chief of LawNewz; and Robert Longley, writer and editor of usgovinfo.about.com.

Illegal Immigration, Population Estimates in the United States, 1969-2016
5/31/2017 -

The undocumented immigrant population in the United States grew from 540,000 in 1969 to 11.78 million in 2007 (the peak) to 11.3 million in 2016. See graphs, charts, reports, and sources about the roughly 3.5% of the total US population who live here illegally.

Should the United States Continue to Build a Fence or Wall along the US/Mexico Border?
4/26/2017 -

Explore both sides of this debate via quotes from politicians such as Representatives Pete King (pro) and Nancy Pelosi (con), journalists such as Daniel Horowitz (pro) and the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board (con), and experts such as former Homeland Security official Matt Mayer (pro) and wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin (con).