Linda S. Bosniak (Rutgers): Birthright Citizenship, Undocumented Immigrants and the Slavery Analogy. Geoffrey Heeren (Valparaiso): Persons Who Are Not the People: The Changing Rights of Immigrants in the United States. Research suggests hispanic immigrants are assimilating just as quickly as earlier groups. From FDL, a book salon on Killing the American Dream: How Anti-Immigration Extremists Are Destroying the Nation by Pilar Marrero. Whose body is this? Forensic scientists are working to identify the anonymous corpses of thousands of unlucky immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. Rebecca Hamlin reviews Run for the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings by Steven W. Bender. From Wonkblog, Dylan Matthews on five things economists know about immigration; and Sarah Kliff on the insanely confusing path to legal immigration, in one chart. Taking off: Pedro Salazar Ugarte on Mexico’s demographic challenge. Is Mexico the new Land of Opportunity? Kent Paterson wonders. What country’s legislature made the greatest stride in attacking climate change last year? Let’s try Mexico.