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

A new beginning for meatpacking plant

Aug 12, 2010
In 2008, federal agents walked into a kosher meatpacking plant in Iowa and walked out with almost 400 people. At the time it was the biggest immigration raid in U.S. history. For the tiny town of Postville and its main employer, it was devastating. Now, the plant is trying to get back on its feet. Jeff Horwich reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, 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

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

MID-DAY UPDATE: The Senate could vote today to send $26 billion to the states...

Aug 5, 2010
... The "jobs bill"would avert state worker layoffs. New unemployment claims rise Sales for big retailers like Costco, Macy's, & Target are...
Posted In: Google, Immigration, Jobs bill, mid-day update, mortgage rates, retail sales, Russian drought, telephone number, Verizon, wheat prices

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

Illegal immigrant 'snitches' use up 10,000 visas in crime-assistance

Aug 3, 2010
Illegal immigrants who report being the victim of a major crime can get working papers to cooperate with police. This year, enough illegal immigrants reported crimes to use up all 10,000 allotted visa slots.
Posted In: Crime, Immigration

Obscure immigration program encourages foreign investors

Jul 29, 2010
One Cleveland entrepreneur is using a little-known U.S. immigration program to encourage local development.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Immigration

Making a case for immigrants and innovation

Jul 15, 2010
Opponents of immigration are belting some harsh rhetoric in the wake of Arizona's new hard-line laws. But economics editor Chris Farrell explains why immigrants are crucial to U.S. entrepreneurship.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Immigration

Joblessness contributes to fall in immigration

Jul 12, 2010
A high unemployment rate is one factor which contributed to a surprising fall in immigration to developed nations in 2008.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs


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