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Emigrants loan money to homelands with 'Diaspora bonds'

May 10, 2013
Emigrants are estimated to have $400 billion in savings, and some are investing the money at home.
Posted In: bonds, emigration, Immigration

Income provisions in immigration bill could trip up undocumented workers

May 9, 2013
Tucked away in the 844-page immigration bill is a provision that could thwart citizenship hopes for many undocumented workers.
Posted In: Immigration, undocumented immigrant

Is immigration bad for the deficit?

May 8, 2013
Critics say immigration reform would cost the government trillions in safety net spending. Commentator Robert Reich says it would actually generate more revenue.
Posted In: Immigration

Eastern, Southern Europeans flock to Germany seeking work

May 8, 2013
More than a million foreigners flocked to Germany for work last year, the biggest influx since 1995. Most of the migrants were from Eastern Europe, but many came from recession-hit countries elsewhere in the euro zone.
Posted In: Germany, Immigration, Europe

PODCAST: Behind the reporting of our special investigation on 'raiteros'

Apr 29, 2013
Go behind the scenes of our investigation into Chicago's underworld of labor brokers, known as "raiteros," who charge workers fees, pushing their pay below minimum wage.
Posted In: raiteros, Immigration, Chicago

Citizenship can make a difference in your paycheck

Apr 17, 2013
A new study links citizenship for undocumented workers to better pay and working conditions. But other experts say newly legalized low-wage workers still run the risk of poor treatment on the job.
Posted In: Immigration, citizenship, low-wage workers

Farmers, unions balance economic interests for immigration deal

Apr 15, 2013
Farmers hope the proposal to expand farm worker visas will stabilize their labor supply. Unions focus on making sure the deal protects workers and their wages.
Posted In: Immigration, farm workers, union

Ready, fire, aim: Why Silicon Valley shoots from the hip

Apr 11, 2013
After embarrassing misstatements during the launch of a Mark Zuckerberg nonprofit, hear why blunders like this can happen in Silicon Valley, the capital of social media.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, Mark Zuckerberg, Immigration

Immigration reform worries E-Verify critics

Apr 10, 2013
The system continues to thwart some eligible workers at a time lawmakers mull expanding it.
Posted In: e-verify, Immigration

Guest workers remain sticking point in immigration debate

Apr 8, 2013
With Congress back, the immigration debate is likely to heat up. We take a look at the 'economic constituents' of the guest worker question.
Posted In: Immigration, guest workers

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