Migration Policy Institute. September 10, 2014.

Mexico has long been accused of turning a blind eye to Central American migrants traveling through the country en route to the United States. With the recent unaccompanied child migration crisis garnering major U.S. public and policymaker attention, the trains that have served as unofficial conduits for some of this migration have come under scrutiny, prompting the Mexican government to take action. [Note: contains copyrighted material]

http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/central-american-migrants-and-la-bestia-route-dangers-and-government-responses [HTML format]

Migration Policy Institute. September 2014.

In recent decades, large flows of immigration have challenged destination cities both old and new to find innovative ways to meet the needs of immigrant residents and promote their integration. Because city administrations are responsible for providing everyday services and maintaining public spaces and institutions, they hold considerable power over community life and their actions strongly influence the integration of newcomers. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

http://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/publications/TCM_Cities_McHugh-FINAL.pdf [PDF format, 19 pages]

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The White House. Office of the Press Secretary. September 10, 2014.

In an address from the State Floor of the White House, President Obama speaks to the nation about ISIL — and the United States’ comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/10/statement-president-isil-1 [HTML format].
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/10/president-obama-we-will-degrade-and-ultimately-destroy-isil [Video format, 14:12]

The White House. Office of the Press Secretary. September 10, 2014.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) poses a clear threat to the people of Iraq and Syria, and to the broader Middle East, as well as U.S. persons, allies and interests in the region. Left unchecked, ISIL could pose a growing threat beyond the region, including to the U.S. homeland.

http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/texttrans/2014/09/20140911308064.html#axzz3CzSfoyCT [HTML format].

Brookings Institution. September 5, 2014.

In June 2014, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Riley v. California, in which the justices unanimously ruled that police officers may not, without a warrant, search the data on a cell phone seized during an arrest. Writing for eight justices, Chief Justice John Roberts declared that “modern cell phones . . . are now such a pervasive and insistent part of daily life that the proverbial visitor from Mars might conclude they were an important feature of human anatomy.” This may be the first time the Supreme Court has explicitly contemplated the cyborg in case law, admittedly as a kind of metaphor. But the idea that the law will have to accommodate the integration of technology into the human being has actually been kicking around for a while. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Research/Files/Reports/2014/09/cyborg%20future%20law%20policy%20implications/cyborg_future_law_policy_implications_FINAL2.pdf [PDF format, 28 pages].