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In the news this morning: The birthright citizenship battle, undocumented immigrants and taxes, border arrests continue to drop, more

Illegal Immigration Opponents Want States to Change to Birthright Citizenship - ABC News A coalition of state lawmakers is announcing plans today for a state-by-state approach to blocking the issuance of state birth certificates to children of undocumented immigrants.

Pearce won't attend unveiling of citizenship bill - Arizona Daily Star One of the biggest champions of ending birthright citizenship, Arizona Sen. Russell Pearce, who also sponsored SB 1070, has canceled plans to attend today's scheduled D.C. press conference announcing states' plans to take on the 14th Amendment. Other Arizona legislators are expected to attend.

Birthright Citizenship Looms as Next Immigration Battle - New York Times More on the proposal by several GOP legislators to end the automatic right to U.S. citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants, reported from Arizona.

Do immigrants get more tax money than they give? - Scripps News A 2005 Utah study found undocumented workers paying sales taxes and property taxes through their rent, and taxed wages going into the Social Security and Medicare fund, even if working under false identification.

Immigration Enforcement Working, Numbers Show - NPR Homeland Security numbers show a drop in apprehensions along the southwest border, from more than 1 million five years ago to less than half a million in the past fiscal year, attributed in part to fewer people attempting to cross because there are fewer jobs for them.

Arizona education chief moves to ban ethnic studies in Tucson schools - CNN Arizona's schools superintendent has told the Tucson school district to do away with its Mexican-American studies program or face losing $15 million in state funding annually under a new law.

Patch of California Cracks Down on Illegal Immigration - New York Times A report on the Inland Empire's recent immigration crackdown.

Factbox: State immigration measures - Reuters A state-by-state list of some of the Arizona-style immigration measures that could be introduced in 2011.