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Taxes on H-1B visas pay for border bill

Aug 13, 2010
President Obama signed a $600 million border security bill that will put more agents and equipment on the job along the Mexican border. But with the U.S. bank balance deeply in the red, where's that money coming from? According to the White House, from taxes on H-1B visas for skilled workers. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Immigration

The impact of illegal immigrant births

Aug 12, 2010
A new study from the Pew Hispanic Center says in 2008, 340,000 babies were born in the U.S. to at least one parent who was in this country illegally. That's nearly 1 in 12 newborns. A section of the constitution grants automatic citizenship to those babies. Amy Scott reports on what that means for the economy.
Posted In: Immigration

Brown relishes campaign spending gap

Aug 11, 2010
California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown served two terms as governor in the '70s, and is now the state's attorney general. His campaign offers are meager compared to Whitman's. She's already spent $100 million so far. He, less than a million. And he seems to relish the spending gap. April Dembosky reports.

What does Whitman's spending buy?

Aug 10, 2010
California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is on track to spend the most money on a state election campaign in U.S. history. She's already shelled out $100 million. Her Democratic opponent has spent less than a million. What exactly is she getting with all that money? April Dembosy reports.

Smugglers encourage migration to Europe for profit

Aug 9, 2010
Every year, thousands of refugees and illegal migrants try to sneak into the U.K. France's north-coast are flooded with fleeing migrants -- and smugglers hoping to profit from their plight.
Posted In: Immigration

Should government help support homeownership with subsidies?

Aug 6, 2010
Tess Vigeland speaks to economist Dean Baker and former secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros about government subsidies for homeownership.
Posted In: Housing

Sell the right to immigrate to the highest bidder?

Aug 5, 2010
An American Nobel Laureate is proposing a radical solution in the U.S. immigration debate: auctioning off the right to a green card.
Posted In: Immigration

Truck weight limits worry Wisconsin timber industry

Aug 5, 2010
Wisconsin's $26 billion timber industry is concerned about a weight limit trend that towns are considering in order to preserve state roads.

U.S. combat presence in Iraq will withdraw on Aug. 31

Aug 2, 2010
President Barack Obama said in a speech today that the U.S. will withdraw, at least from a combat role from Iraq, on Aug. 31. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer reports takes a look at how much the war has cost and what residual costs will be coming in the future.

U.S. combat presence in Iraq will withdraw on Aug. 31

Aug 2, 2010
President Barack Obama said in a speech today that the U.S. will withdraw, at least from a combat role from Iraq, on Aug. 31. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer reports takes a look at how much the war has cost and what residual costs will be coming in the future.

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