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Immigration

  • Graham: Without immigration, GOP to fail in 2016
    Republicans are "in a demographic death spiral" and will fail in their effort to win the presidency if the party blocks an immigration overhaul, said U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., adding that conservatives who are trying to block immigration reform will doom the party and all but guarantee a Democrat will remain in the White House after 2016's election.June 16, 2013
  • How do immigrants affect the country's bottom line?
    In debates over immigration reform, the economic angle is sometimes overlooked.The Daily Circuit, June 2, 2013
  • High-tech industry gains advantages in immigration bill
    More than any other group, the high-tech industry got big wins in an immigration bill approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, thanks to a concerted lobbying effort, an ideally positioned Senate ally and relatively weak opposition.May 26, 2013
  • Rubio says immigration deal needs tough terms
    A bipartisan deal on immigration legislation would need tough enforcement and even stricter penalties for those who came to the United States illegally, a leading Republican at the center of negotiations said Sunday.April 14, 2013
  • AP source: Immigration bill could exclude many
    A promised path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally may leave out hundreds of thousands of them.April 12, 2013
  • Graham: Still hang-ups to immigration deal
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says disagreement over a new low-skilled worker program is still hanging up an immigration deal -- even after an agreement a week ago between the AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.April 7, 2013
  • Can GOP win without Hispanics? Look at Arizona
    Nowhere is a harder line on immigration taken than in Arizona, where Republicans have a lock on statewide offices and dominate the Legislature. Advocates of tighter immigration restrictions point to Arizona as a model for how Republicans can maintain their tough stance on the issue and still win elections.April 6, 2013
  • H-1B visa requests exceed supply in 1 week
    The Homeland Security Department has received more applications for high-skilled immigration visas than are available and will use a lottery to select which companies will receive them and then pass them on to prospective employees.April 5, 2013
  • Rubio: Reports of immigration deal 'premature'
    Even with one of the largest hurdles to an immigration overhaul overcome, lawmakers on Sunday cautioned much work remains and that no final deal has been reached. The AFL-CIO and the pro-business U.S. Chamber of Commerce reached a deal late Friday that would allow tens of thousands of low-skill workers into the country. Yet despite the unusual agreement between the two powerful lobbying groups, lawmakers from both parties tried to curb expectations.March 31, 2013
  • Source: Business, labor get deal on worker program
    Big business and labor have resolved a dispute over a low-skilled worker program that threatened to hold up agreement on a sweeping immigration bill, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.March 30, 2013
  • Rise of Latino population blurs US racial lines
    Welcome to the new off-white America. A historic decline in the number of U.S. whites and the fast growth of Latinos are blurring traditional black-white color lines, testing the limits of civil rights laws and reshaping political alliances as "whiteness" begins to lose its numerical dominance.March 17, 2013
  • Liberians in Minn. glad for reprieve but want permanent US residency
    Liberians formerly on temporary residency status in the United States have received a third reprieve from deportation.March 16, 2013
  • What does a 'secure' border look like?
    There is no simple yardstick to measure border security. And yet, as the debate over immigration reform ramps back up, many will try. "Secure the border first" has become not just a popular mantra whenever talk turns to reform but a litmus test for many upon which a broader overhaul is contingent.February 24, 2013
  • Report: Bill would set an 8-year path to residency
    The White House is circulating a draft immigration bill that would create a new visa for illegal immigrants living in the United States and allow them to become legal permanent residents within eight years, according to a report published online Saturday by USA Today.February 17, 2013
  • Immigration bill splits GOP on national-local line
    The immigration debate is threatening to split the Republican Party, pitting those who focus mainly on presidential elections against those who care mostly about congressional races.February 2, 2013

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