Good morning. Here are a few of the top immigration stories from the weekend and for today.
- The New York Times reported on the resistance to various planned mosques around the country, including in Temecula. Great story.
- The NYT also reports on how amid an increase in deportations, students who came to the United States illegally as children are being spared.
- In a related story, the Arizona Daily Star reports on the case of Marlen Moreno Peralta, a young mother whose case had become a cause célèbre among DREAM Act supporters and who has been granted a last-minute reprieve from deportation.
- USA Today visits Apache Junction, Ariz., a border town where the arguments over the newly implemented state anti-illegal immigration law SB 1070, as viewed by residents, aren't so simple.
- In this interesting item in The Huffington Post, a North Carolina sociologist debunks myths about birthright citizenship, and also discusses a fascinating Supreme Court decision from 1898 regarding the 14th Amendment as applied to a San Francisco-born son of Chinese immigrants.
- From the Associated Press via Salon: Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona is doing quite well in that state's gubernatorial race due to her very-tough-on-illegal-immigration stance.