More Immigration Articles

  • 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...

  • Rick Perry: Obama administration 'either are inept or don't care' about border crisis

    Texas governor Rick Perry amplified his criticism of the Obama administration's handling of the ongoing immigration crisis in south Texas on Sunday morning, saying that administration officials "either are inept or don't care."

  • 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.

  • Texas border representative: Obama administration a 'step behind' on immigration crisis

    President Obama received criticism Sunday from a member of his own party on his management of the recent immigration crisis in Texas. 

  • 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...

  • At South Texas field hearing, Gov. Rick Perry criticizes federal inaction, makes call to 'Secure this border, Mr. President'

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday told a House panel that Texas has been doing the job of the federal government for nearly a decade, securing the international border without adequate support from President Obama.

  • Happy Fourth of July despite it all

    On July Fourth, I plan to celebrate this nation's birth with something approaching devotion. I will so despite the fact that each day's news brings fresh reasons to worry about the future.

  • VIDEO --- Gov. Rick Perry: Border crisis on verge of 'monumental tragedy'

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday the increase in unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border could turn into a monumental tragedy if something isn't done.

  • Business leaders to make immigration reform push

    Five of the nation's top big business coalitions will throw their weight behind the current push to get Congress to take up a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

  • What border crisis?

    Despite the rhetoric, the "border crisis" in the Rio Grande Valley is a relatively minor one, in terms of numbers.

  • Could you pass the U.S. citizenship test? (Long version)

    How would you do on a 50-question quiz that tests your basic knowledge of civics, history and geography? See how you stack up against the U.S. citizenship exam.

  • 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...



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