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South Carolina Business Leaders Push Immigration Reform to Shore up Scarce Labor

South Carolina Business Leaders Push Immigration Reform to Shore up Scarce Labor

South Carolina business leaders and businessmen on Monday denounced the scarcity of labor in the state and expressed hope that the open debate in the Republican Party will urgently push immigration reform. continue reading »

Three Keys To The Immigration Reform Debate

Three Keys To The Immigration Reform Debate

1. Despite Republican Rhetoric, Immigration Enforcement & Border Security Are Already in Overdrive: Here are the facts: President Obama has presided over a record-high number of deportations; the U.S. government spends continue reading »

Obama Considers Accepting Immigration Reform Without Path to Citizenship

Obama Considers Accepting Immigration Reform Without Path to Citizenship

President Barack Obama might accept an agreement on immigration reform that does not include a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States - as long as the measure does not bar those people from applying to become citizens via the standard mechanism. continue reading »

Charlotte, N.C. Strives to Integrate Immigrants

Charlotte, N.C. Strives to Integrate Immigrants

Charlotte, the North Carolina metropolis has become a pioneer for the whole country in analyzing best practices for integrating immigrants while promoting the economic advantages they offer. continue reading »

GOP Immigration Principles Contradict, Deny Basic Aspiration

GOP Immigration Principles Contradict, Deny Basic Aspiration

If the GOP leadership has it’s way there will be an official immigrant underclass: legal, but ripped of the most basic aspirational ideal. That, in essence, is what the GOP proposed yesterday in it’s one-page list of immigration reform principles. continue reading »

54 Percent of Republicans Support Legal Residence for Undocumented

54 Percent of Republicans Support Legal Residence for Undocumented

Half of Republicans agree that undocumented migrants should be given legal residence permits, according to a survey made public as a high-profile GOP gathering is under way on the matter. continue reading »

Gutiérrez: A Long Way To Go, But Republican “Standards” Move Us A Little Closer to Reform

Gutiérrez: A Long Way To Go, But Republican “Standards” Move Us A Little Closer to Reform

"The details really matter and I have not seen anything concrete from the Republicans so I am not in a position to say 'yes' or 'no' to anything… I think we are getting a little bit closer and that bodes well for the future. " Rep. Gutiérrez continue reading »

REPORT: Number of Undocumented Immigrants Detained Decreases by 23 Percent

REPORT: Number of Undocumented Immigrants Detained Decreases by 23 Percent

The number of undocumented immigrants arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement dropped 23 percent nationwide between Sept. 30, 2012, and August 2013, though it increased in a half-dozen cities, according to Homeland Security figures. continue reading »

Immigration Activists Fasting for Reform Taking Show on the Road

Immigration Activists Fasting for Reform Taking Show on the Road

The activists who went without food for a month to demand that Congress act on immigration reform, announced Monday that they are taking the Fast for Families protest on the road. continue reading »

Senator Erroneously Blames Immigrants for U.S. Income Inequality

Senator Erroneously Blames Immigrants for U.S. Income Inequality

Despite the formal end of the recession in 2009, unemployment in the United States remains high, wages are still stagnant, and economic indices of all kinds are looking grim. A crisis of this magnitude requires bold action by U.S. lawmakers to realign U.S. economic policies in ways continue reading »