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Immigration

  • Archbishop Nienstedt urges immigration reform
    Nienstedt says Minnesota's Bishops support a path to citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally.September 4, 2013
  • Ill. lawmaker speaks to Latinos in Minn. on immigration
    U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., drew a crowd of hundreds of Minnesota Latinos on Sunday afternoon at an appearance in a south Minneapolis church. Gutierrez was hosted by U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who called Gutierrez one of the faces of the immigration reform movement.August 25, 2013
  • Project looks at challenges facing small-town America
    Voices from "Fighting for an American Countryside" join The Daily Circuit.The Daily Circuit, August 22, 2013
  • MOA kiosk operators indicted for employing some illegally
    A federal indictment alleges operators of Mall of America kiosks knew they were employing foreign nationals not permitted to work in the U.S.July 23, 2013
  • For young immigrants, a delayed coming of age
    Nearly 300,000 young adults previously living illegally in the United States have been granted permission to stay, one year after President Barack Obama announced they could be allowed to if they met certain criteria.June 18, 2013
  • 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

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