Topic: Doris Meissner
Should the Boston bombing be part of the debate on immigration reform? Some say the proposal would make the US more vulnerable, but others say the discussion should not be so narrow.
Some 82,000 young illegal immigrants, or almost 7 percent of those thought to be eligible, sought a deportation reprieve in the month since the government began accepting applications under the new Obama policy.
Obama has a lot riding on effective implementation of his new policy to give some young illegal immigrants a reprieve from deportation. If the government botches it, backlash in the Latino community could hurt him politically.
The US recession continues to discourage would-be immigrants, with fresh Mexican government numbers showing a 40 percent drop in Mexicans emigrating in the past two years.