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Families worry that border will become a divide

May 31, 2007
The immigration bill in Congress would give millions of illegal immigrants a path to lawful status but would leave their families behind. And, Joy Diaz reports, that worries a group of wives in southern Mexico.
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Highly-skilled immigrants still seen as a need

May 21, 2007
The new immigration bill being debated on Capitol Hill would give more weight to aspiring immigrants' education and skills. But many in the business world say it still won't deliver the workers they need. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico
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Immigration reform's new hurdle

May 21, 2007
Last week's compromise on immigration reform remains tenuous as critics attack it as too easy on illegals from one side, unfair to them from the other. But the deal stands its first test on Capitol Hill today, John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington
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Senate agrees on immigration plan (Sorry, Emma)

May 17, 2007
Forget about the tired, the poor, the huddled masses. . . If a new Senate proposal becomes law, immigrants will need a tip-top resume and bankable skills to come to this country. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington
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Hotel execs call for immigration reform

May 15, 2007
CEOs of six big hotel chains have written an open letter to Congress demanding action on immigration reform. One of them, Bill Marriott of Marriott International, spoke with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington
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Immigration reform has foes on both sides

May 14, 2007
Conventional wisdom is that with Democrats in control of Congress, President Bush could well get a new immigration law. But commentator Jeff Birnbaum says the Democrats aren't so eager for change.
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Immigration reform stuck at the border

May 14, 2007
Lawmakers are scrambling to come up with a compromise on immigration reform before '08 politicking makes that impossible, but the two sides can't agree on which workers to let into the country. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington
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Border patrol forecasts economy

May 10, 2007
Researchers have stumbled across an interesting correlation between immigration and the economy: The number of migrants apprehended at the Mexican border appears to be a very good predictor of economic growth in the U.S. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy, Immigration
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Keeping Mexicans home

May 1, 2007
While immigration is a problem for the U.S., Mexico has an emigration problem. Latin America expert Pamela Starr talks with Kai Ryssdal about the Mexican President Calderon's efforts to deal with it.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico
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Immigration reform still not close

May 1, 2007
Congress continues to struggle with immigration reform. Back-room politicking hasn't done much so far. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

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