More Immigration Articles

  • House Republicans think Obama's border plan is too spendy

    House Republicans are on track to approve emergency funds to address the immigration crisis at the southern border, but the legislation is unlikely to look anything like the $3.7 billion package being requested by President Obama.

  • Obama the problem creator

    Only if we understand that Wednesday was "Opposite Day" can we comprehend President Obama's bizarre remarks in Texas concerning our border crisis.

  • The Democrats rebrand themselves as the party of cheap labor for billionaires

    While President Obama was busy this week playing pool, eating barbecue and raising millions of dollars for Democrats (what the White House refers to as "doing his job"), shadow president Valerie Jarrett was standing up for the latest victims of Republican obstructionism.

  • The reason that thousands of Central American children are crossing the border

    Economists say the current wave of illegal immigration from Central America was predictable, to an extent, and for different reasons than the migrants might identify.

  • Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border. Republicans demanded...

  • Border surge overwhelming, officials tell Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government's ability to respond, senior Obama administration officials testified Wednesday as they urged senators to agree to the president's emergency spending...

  • Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands in a human drama that's causing a political...

  • UN pushes for migrants to be called refugees

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States and Mexico to accept tens of thousands of people currently...

  • Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with border kids

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border, straining immigration resources and causing a political firestorm...

  • Obama to hold border crisis meeting in Texas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will discuss the crisis at the border with faith leaders and local officials in Texas Wednesday. The meeting comes as Obama faces pressure to visit the border while he's in Texas this week to raise money for Democratic congressional candidates. The White...

  • AP sources: Border policy requests to come later

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is holding off for now on seeking new legal authority to send unaccompanied migrant kids back home faster from the Southern border, following criticism that the administration's planned changes were too harsh. Instead when Obama formally asks Congress...

  • White House: Most kids at border won't stay in US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for humanitarian relief that would prevent them from being sent back to their home countries. The pointed warning came as the White House finalized a...

  • Legal, political hurdles in child migrant crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is facing a host of legal, humanitarian and political constraints as it copes with tens of thousands of Central American children entering the country illegally. A Bush-era law to address human trafficking prevents the government from denying the...

  • Backlash stirs in US against foreign worker visas

    Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing tech support for Harley-Davidson's Tomahawk, Wisconsin, plants. The divorced mother of three hoped it was the beginning of a new career with the motorcycle company. The dream didn't last long. Parker claims she was laid...

  • 5 things to know about US guest worker programs

    Foreign high-skilled workers aren't supposed to take jobs from Americans, but they sometimes do. When companies apply to bring in a foreign worker on an H-1B visa, they are required by the U.S. Labor Department to ensure the new arrivals will not adversely affect similarly employed U.S. workers....



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