Scores of undocumented migrants dropped off in Arizona - USA Today More on how immigration authorities have released Central American migrants caught crossing the border illegally in South Texas to await court dates, transporting them to Arizona and leaving them at bus stations. A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman confirmed that about 400 migrants were flown to Arizona over the weekend and that the agency "does not have enough manpower to handle a surge in illegal immigrants in south Texas."
GOP Bristles Over Obama Pressure on Immigration - Associated Press From the story: "Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., criticized Obama’s move this week to delay the results of a review of the nation’s deportations policy until late summer. White House officials said they wanted to allow House Republicans opportunity to act before Congress’ August recess."
Pittsburgh launches effort to woo more immigrants - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On Wednesday, Pittsburgh officials launched an initiative called Welcoming Pittsburgh, with the goal of making the city more welcoming to immigrants. Officials say an aging population could spell trouble for the local labor market, making newcomers a necessity.
Chicago schools remove 'incendiary' immigration query, deny Sheriff Joe link - Fox News The controversial question, in an exam for seventh-graders, "asked students to compare the authority of differing opinions on immigration, including one written by 'Arie Payo.'" The question read: “I think it’s best to keep America for Americans and those who know how to speak English properly...Save America for those of us who know how to behave in law-abiding ways.”
Storming a Spanish Border in North Africa - Reuters From the story: "More than 1,000 would-be immigrants tried to forced their way over razor-wire barriers into Spain's North African enclave of Melilla on Wednesday, with about half succeeding." Melilla is an official Spanish enclave on the Mediterranean, bordered by Morocco. Migrants regularly attempt to cross the dividing fence.