Buenos días. Here are a few of the top stories this morning, immigration-wise:
- The Associated Press reports that about 47,000 people have been deported as the result of a federal fingerprint-sharing program known as Secure Communities, intended to seek out criminals; however, about one-fourth of those did not have criminal records.
- The debate over whether to revise the 14th Amendment, which grants citizenship to people born in this country, is causing a split within the GOP, Politico reports, with former top Bush Administration aides condemning the push by some Republican leaders to end birthright citizenship.
- The Los Angeles Times reports that U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services officials are trying to address complaints from the entertainment industry about a spike in visa denials for visiting foreign artists.
- In Virginia, political drama continues following the recent death of a nun in a crash with an undocumented DUI driver. The Washington Post reports that according to Prince William County officials, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has agreed to turn over information to the county about undocumented immigrants with criminal convictions.
- Lastly, I could have told you this, but I'll let the Associated Press do it: Younger, English-speaking Latinos are less likely to identify as Catholics than those who are older and Spanish-dependent, according to a poll.