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What Does Immigration Reform Mean for Startups?

Mike McGeary | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Mike McGeary

This is the first real attempt at truly comprehensive immigration reform, and it might actually have a shot. So what does this mean for startups? And why does this matter?

Risky Subject Rocks Many Republicans

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

FALLS CITY, Neb. -- Rodney Vandenberg was the first to greet Republican Sen. Deb Fischer when she dropped by the Falls City's Chamber of Commerce offi...

Immigration Bill Would Provide Key Boost To Social Security

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) - A Senate bill to overhaul U.S. immigration laws would help ease financial...

Conservatives Must Reject the "Poor Are Parasites" Narrative

David Bier | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
David Bier

Working poor and middle class are not free riders -- no matter where they are from. In an economy in which everyone is connected, nothing is free. Immigrants and lower income people are valuable contributors to the economy.

Immigration Measure Faces Critical Trial

Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

By ERICA WERNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A landmark immigration bill in the Senate is facing a critical trial – whether it can surviv...

A Pathway to Citizenship Should Create a Pathway to Workplace Protections

Victor Narro | Posted 06.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Victor Narro

The nexus between a pathway to citizenship and workplace protections must not be through an employment verification system. This did not work in 1986 with IRCA's employer sanction laws and it will not work today.

Some Say Bipartisan Deal Could Be Bad For GOP

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some feisty Republicans are challenging a claim widely held among GOP leaders that the party must support more liberal immigration laws ...

Will E-Verify Have Discriminatory Results?

David Bier | Posted 06.26.2013 | Latino Voices
David Bier

Immigration reform is fundamentally about acceptance of new people into American society. But tucked inside the Senate immigration bill is a proposal which, if enacted, will make that process of acceptance much more difficult.

Rube Goldberg Immigration Fix

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

The Gang of 8 prepared the immigration reform proposal. The intentions are noble. The proposed measures promise improvement, but the concept and mechanics of how it should be done look like a Rube Goldberg masterpiece.

Elise Foley

Senators Optimistic For Big Support On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Gang of eight" leaders Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday they are hoping for majority support from b...

Gang of 8: Dreamers Deserve Financial Aid

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Charlene Obernauer

The GOP ought to remember that Latinos don't just vote for immigration reform alone. They vote for the party that will best represent their interests.

Elise Foley

Senators Spar Over Boston Bombing, Bible In Hearing Held On Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A seven-hour Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Monday turned from immigration reform's merits to discussions of self-deportation, the B...

Dear Senate Gang of Eight: We Are Almost There

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 06.22.2013 | Latino Voices
Ana Garcia-Ashley

With the release of this bill, the focus shifts from family to employment. We support provisions that create fair and just employment practices and treatment of workers, but helping families and business is even better, because it builds strong, prosperous communities.

Immigration Measure Heads To Senate Committee

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Boston Marathon bombings cast a shadow Friday over the start of debate on legislation to remake the U.S. immigration system, as...

Elise Foley

Senators: Immigration Won't Be Like Gun Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators of the "gang of eight" pushing for immigration reform promised on Thursday to fight to ensure their bill doesn't get caught in ...

Elise Foley

Immigration Advocates Pleased With Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates of comprehensive immigration reform finally got their chance on Wednesday to see the full text of a bill from the Senate gang ...

Elise Foley

Senate Immigration Bill Released To Increase Border Security, Change Visas

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The senators known as the gang of eight released the full text early Wednesday of their immigration reform legislation, the "Border Secu...

Elise Foley

Senators Turn Toward Defending Immigration Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The senators of the bipartisan group unveiling immigration reform legislation on Tuesday will now begin the process of defending it to t...

Elise Foley

Immigration Bill Would Reunite Families Of Deportees

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill unveiled on Tuesday would allow some families to reunite after deportation, potentially he...

Zach Carter

Rubio: Immigration Reform Will Be Harsher Than Current System

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) suggested Sunday that the bipartisan immigration reform currently being negotiated by eight senators would not...

Elise Foley

New Immigration Group Pushes Border Message

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with groups organizing to block comprehensive immigration reform, a coalition of pro-reform groups to be announced next week hopes...

Elise Foley

Senators Close To Agreement On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators in the so-called gang of eight are coming close to a deal on immigration reform, and Democrats spent Wednesday assuring both ac...

Can Marco Rubio Lead?

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

If Rubio is serious about passing comprehensive reform that includes a fair, attainable pathway to citizenship for 11 million people, he must stop unnecessarily delaying the process and instead use his influence to put the reform bill on the floor.

U.S. Senators Visit U.S.-Mexico Border: Guess What They Saw

Michael Dear | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Michael Dear

No matter what we call the shared space between Mexico and the U.S., cross-border communities are different from others in their nations. The U.S. must remember that the prosperity of both countries depends on the well-being of our borderland "third nation."

How the Technology Sector Will Help Achieve Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 05.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Jason A. Llorenz

The tech sector's recent calls for comprehensive immigration reform could mean the difference in the long fight to bring undocumented immigrants out of the shadows, and create a path to citizenship.