Politics & Government
Today’s Buzz covers the push by some evangelical leaders for immigration reform, NSA tracking methods, and the passing of South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela.
Today’s Buzz covers talks about increasing the federal minimum wage, a fast for immigration reform, and how holiday shopping in the United States compares to countries around the world!
In a recent appearance on Meet the Press, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, who until recently was head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, shared his views about what he believed was the primary problem confronting the Roman Catholic Church – “we’ve been out-marketed.” Dolan says that while the Catholic Church does not favor same-sex marriage, its leaders are tired of being characterized as “anti-gay” rather than “pro-traditional marriage.”
Today’s Buzz covers TipsforJesus, a U.S. citizenship test, and which state’s residents are least likely to curse!
Today’s Buzz covers #GivingTuesday, futuristic delivery drones, and Archbishop Timothy Dolan’s latest comments on the Catholic Church.
In case you missed it, PRRI’s latest immigration survey report, What Americans (Still) Want From Immigration Reform, received significant national media coverage last week! Be sure to check out some thoughtful takes on the findings at The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, NPR, NBC, MSNBC, NBC Latino, Fox News Latino, The L.A. Times, and Time.
While immigration reform legislation has experienced its ups and downs during 2013, recent surveys have shown that American views on immigration have not budged over the course of the year.
Today’s Buzz covers the findings of PRRI’s latest immigration report, as well as a new discovery on Buddha’s life and what could be the end of tax-free housing for clergy members!
Prominently featured both online and in The New York Times print edition today is an article by Julia Preston on PRRI’s latest report, What Americans (Still) Want from Immigration Reform, released just today at the American Academy of Religion Annual Conference!
Although immigration reform policy is complex and continues to evolve, the Senate bill that passed in June (S-744) includes three key features: a 13-year waiting period before immigrants may become full citizens, an estimated $4,000 in mandatory fines and fees to be paid over the course of the citizenship process, and a $46 billion investment in increased border security. While there is consensus around some provisions, on others, views differ sharply by political affiliation.