Report: Immigration measures across U.S. rose 83% in first half of 2013

09/12/2013 | Reuters

The number of immigration-related measures passed in 43 U.S. states and the District of Columbia has climbed 83% in the first half of 2013, compared with the same period in 2012, according to a report from the National Conference of State Legislatures. The report found 146 laws and 231 resolutions were passed, compared with 206 laws and resolutions last year. The increase may have been driven by the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of a controversial piece of Arizona immigration law, as well as the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, this article says.

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