A lack of federal action on immigration reform has created a vacuum which state legislators are rushing to fill. If the first two weeks are any indication, 2011 is going to be a headline-grabbing year for immigration.
California Congressman Elton Gallegly is a surprise choice to head the committee.
The current challenge to the birthright citizenship clause of the 14th amendment is nothing new–the Supreme Court took on the issue back in 1898.
GOP leaders have proposed a change to the U.S. Constitution that would prevent the children of undocumented immigrants from being granted American citizenship, even if they are born on U.S. soil.