An Indiana Senate study committee on immigration kicks off next week with the first of six meetings that will be held throughout the summer.
The number of unauthorized immigrants living in Indiana is estimated at 85,000.
Several attorneys general are calling on Congress to take action on immigration reform.
Indiana is one of 17 states alleging President Obama overstepped his constitutional powers when issuing an executive order on immigration.
President Obama says he will not deport undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. for at least five years and are parents of U.S. citizens.
Indiana's two U.S. senators say the executive action the president proposes is unconstitutional.
A Pew Research Center report indicates 15,000 fewer unauthorized immigrants lived in Indiana in 2012 than in 2009.
Even if President Obama advances reform through executive action, Congressional action may still be necessary.
An Indiana-based anthropologist says the U.S. immigration issue is intertwined with American demand for illegal drugs and the Central American drug trade.
Our statehouse reporter breaks down the top issues facing lawmakers this session, immigration reform in Indiana and Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray.