Anti-immigration gets harsher in Arizona

Jan 1, 2008
One of the nation's harshest anti-immigration laws goes into effect today in Arizona. If a company knowingly hires undocumented workers, it could lose its business license. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Law puts Arizona economy on the fence

Dec 31, 2007
In Arizona an estimated 1 in 10 workers is undocumented -- double the national average. It's also the reason the nation's toughest demand-side immigration law will go into effect there Jan. 1. The law could become a national model, if the state doesn't go bankrupt first. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration

America needs immigrants' ambition

Dec 26, 2007
Illegal immigration is still a hot topic on the campaign trail. But commentator Robert Reich says the current debate over the issue misses the mark.
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High-tech innovation in short supply

Dec 6, 2007
To make up for a shortage of mathmaticians and computer scientists in the U.S., many companies turn to outsourcing. But Dan Grech reports the congressional limit on work visas might also be pushing out innovation.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

The subprime effect on new Americans

Dec 5, 2007
Subprime mortgages may be hurting the market now, but at some point these loans helped someone buy their first home. Dan Grech has the story of one immigrant family's housing success, then struggle.
Posted In: Housing, Immigration

Iraqi refugees returning, but to what?

Nov 30, 2007
Tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees are estimated to have returned home. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Syria says hundreds of Iraqis are leaving every day. Kai Ryssdal talks with the agency's Sybella Wilkes in Damascus.
Posted In: Immigration

INS plans to speed Cuban immigration

Nov 23, 2007
The Immigration and Naturalization Service has launched new measures to speed up the immigration process for Cubans. At the same time, the U.S. government is already dealing with a huge backlog of pending cases. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Mexico offers 3-for-1 on ex-pats' money

Nov 7, 2007
Mexicans living abroad are expected to send home more than $25 billion this year. Most of that will go to their families. But communities benefit, too, thanks to a matching program with a twist. Joy Diaz reports.
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Raising the H-1B cap to help high-tech

Nov 6, 2007
The limited number of H-1B visas available to skilled foreign workers in the U.S. is a problem for smaller high-tech firms, who get beaten out by big fish like Microsoft. Rachel Dornhelm reports on improvements to the U.S. work visa system.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Power from pond scum

Oct 31, 2007
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is going to restart its research into algae as a replacement for oil and gas. In fact, the lab is going to team up with Chevron for the project. Michael Montgomery reports.
Posted In: Immigration