More Immigration Articles

  • Obama won't look at the illegal immigration crisis but he'll raise funds off it

    Illegal immigrants continue to pour across the southwestern U.S. border, overwhelming both the border security apparatus and the immigration system.

  • 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....

  • Top 10 users of H-1B visas at a glance

    The biggest users of the H-1B visas — the visas needed to import skilled workers — tend to be global outsourcing firms. Here are the top 10 H-1B firms in 2013 and the number of new H-1B visas they received: Source: U.S.

  • Obama: US always has been a nation of immigrants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, President Barack Obama said more than two dozen foreign-born service members who became U.S. citizens at the White House on the Fourth of July are vivid reminders that welcoming immigrants "is central to our way of life." He...

  • Obama under pressure to visit US-Mexico border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is facing mounting calls from Republicans to take a firsthand look at the immigration emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, putting him on the spot concerning what he has called the "humanitarian crisis" of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children...

  • Guatemalan boy left for better life, died alone

    SAN JOSE LAS FLORES, Guatemala (AP) — Gilberto Ramos wanted to leave his chilly mountain village for the United States to earn money to treat his mother's epilepsy. His mother begged him not to go. "The better treatment would have been if he stayed," Cipriana Juarez Diaz said in a tearful...

  • Dead migrant boy's mom begged him not to make trek

    SAN JOSE LAS FLORES, Guatemala (AP) — The mother of a Guatemalan boy whose body was found in the desert about a mile from Texas' southern border said Tuesday she begged him not to make the dangerous journey from their modest cinder block- and sheet-metal home high in the northern Cuchumatanes...

  • Obama challenged to act swiftly on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Anger rose Tuesday over the surge in Central American immigrants entering the U.S. illegally, while President Barack Obama faced immediate demands by advocates for bold action on immigration, including a slowing the rate of deportations. Republican opposition grew to Obama's...

  • Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Conceding defeat on a top domestic priority, President Barack Obama blamed a Republican "year of obstruction" for the demise of sweeping immigration legislation on Monday and said he would take new steps without Congress to fix as much of the system as he can on his own....

  • Immigrant surge underscores Texas political divide

    DALLAS (AP) — Texas Democrats say the solution for dealing with the thousands of immigrant children pouring into the country is a softer, more measured policy response, while state Republicans emphasize clamping down on the U.S.-Mexico border first and tackling everything else later. Both...

  • Fla. mayor urges halt of Venezuela deportations

    DORAL, Fla. (AP) — The mayor of a Miami suburb is urging President Barack Obama to suspend deportations of Venezuelans with no criminal history. Doral Mayor Luigi Boria presented three resolutions at the United States Conference of Mayors held in Dallas June 20 - 23. In addition to halting...

  • Official says Obama to seek $2b for border control

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is seeking more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and asking for new powers to deal with returning immigrant children apprehended while traveling without their parents. A White House...

  • Hundreds rally in NYC for immigration reform

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of immigration activists have protested at the federal building in lower Manhattan to demand immigration reform. The protesters circled 26 Federal Plaza on Saturday while chanting and carrying signs. Steve Choi of the New York Immigration Coalition said activists are...



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