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WASHINGTON (AP) — House members writing a bipartisan immigration bill said Thursday they had patched over a dispute that threatened their efforts, even as they and the rest of Congress prepared to return home for a weeklong recess where many could confront voters’ questions on the issue.
WASHINGTON Walk the aisles of any neighborhood grocery store today, and you’re as likely to find tomatoes picked in Sinaloa, Mexico, as Central California, or oranges from Sao Paulo, Brazil, as Bradenton, Fla.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is preparing to introduce an immigration bill this week that proposes to boost the number of visas for highly skilled workers while eliminating the diversity visa program that Democrats are keen to preserve.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he will bring the “strong bipartisan” immigration bill approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee to the chamber’s floor in June.
Washington (CNN) - After months of intense negotiations, a bipartisan U.S. House group has reached an “agreement in principle” on immigration reform, according to Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, one of the GOP members of the group.
When we hear the words “immigration reform,” we probably assume that any rules coming out of the legislation will apply only to immigrants. Wrong.
Among the key provisions is one that will directly affect all of us, whether we are employers or prospective new employees and whether we are citizens or immigrants.
Farm jobs. The pay is usually low and the work is grueling.
That’s why no one should be surprised by a study released on Wednesday looking at immigration and agriculture in North Carolina.
The upshot: Almost no U.S.-born workers are taking farm jobs in that state. And even during the recession, native workers weren’t more likely to seek employment in agriculture.
he Postville raid revealed the abhorrent conditions endured in workplaces across this state, as well as the vulnerability of unauthorized immigrant workers in the United States. These conditions and the status of the human beings who endured them are not coincidental.
Central Iowa business leaders have traveled annually over the past three decades to talk with congressional leaders about issues that are important to them. This year’s trip might be among the most important, as national debate swirls around the national deficit, immigration, sequestration, health care reform and other critical issues.
Today, the Heritage Foundation released a report that attempts to assess the fiscal costs associated with legalizing the 11 million unauthorized individuals living in the United States. The new report is similar to a 2007 study, which was widely criticized at the time of publication and continues to be refuted today by conservatives like Republican budget hawk Paul Ryan, former head of the Congressional Budget Office under President Bush, Douglas Holtz-Eaken, anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and the libertarian Cato Institute. In addition, the Bi-Partisan Policy Institute’s Immigration Task Force (which includes Condoleeza Rice and Haley Barbour) remarked on the report after its release noting, “we strongly believe that this study’s modeling and assumptions are fundamentally flawed because they do not account for the many contributions that an appropriately reformed immigration system can afford our economy and our country.”