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  1. April 13, 2014

    Last chance for US immigration reform

    Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, hit the right note earlier this month by stating that it was an “act of love” to...

  2. April 3, 2014

    Why Obamacare is a civil rights issue

    One of the pleasures of watching old movies again is that sometimes you see something new. Such was the case recently when I...

  1. March 14, 2014

    US prosecutors file indictment against Indian diplomat Khobragade

    US prosecutors filed an indictment against Devyani Khobragade, an Indian diplomat accused of falsely acquiring a visa for...

  2. March 14, 2014

    Calls for Barack Obama to slow US deportation

    The Obama administration is close to deporting its two-millionth immigrant and faces growing calls to slow down the...

  3. February 13, 2014

    Cracks form in coalition pushing for US immigration reform

    Cracks are emerging in an eclectic coalition backing US immigration reform as business groups become queasy over an...

  4. February 10, 2014

    Yellen must not be bullied by Congress

    Janet Yellen is likely to be tugged in all directions in her debut testimony today to Congress as chairwoman of the US...

  5. February 6, 2014

    Boehner dents hopes for immigration reform

    The Republican leader who last week launched a push for US immigration reform has dented the hopes of pro-reform activists...

  6. February 5, 2014

    An atypical outbreak of sense in Washington

    A funny thing happened in Washington last week, so atypical of the times that it might – if only might – be the harbinger of...

  7. January 31, 2014

    Zuckerberg helps fund GOP leaders’ immigration campaign

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is helping to fund a new ad campaign backing Republican leaders whose push to reform the US...

  8. January 31, 2014

    Republicans revisit immigration debate to woo minority vote

    The Republican party has begun a divisive internal debate on immigration and wooing minority voters that leaders believe has...

  9. January 28, 2014

    Business groups press Republicans over immigration reform

    Pro-immigration business leaders ranging from strawberry growers and bulldozer makers to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are...

  10. November 22, 2013

    Silicon Valley clamours for change to US immigration laws

    Heavy bags hang under the eyes of the undocumented immigrants who struggled through the night for a cause they believe in –...

  11. November 5, 2013

    Obama meets business leaders to shift focus of debate to immigration

    Barack Obama’s meeting on Tuesday with an array of senior business leaders to press his case for an overhaul of US...

  12. October 14, 2013

    The hunt for the Hispanic dollar

    Add up the headcount at a baby shower, says Lizette Williams, and you will understand that new arrivals in Hispanic-American...

  13. August 9, 2013

    Republican Bob Goodlatte is linchpin for US immigration reform

    Bob Goodlatte remembers the frustration he felt as an immigration lawyer in the 1980s, long before he was a Republican...

  14. July 10, 2013

    Obama to push economic case for immigration reform

    Barack Obama will on Wednesday argue that comprehensive immigration reform will boost the US economy, as the president...

  15. July 2, 2013

    A patriotic gesture even xenophobic Republicans should muster

    This is the week when, every year, an enthusiastic local real estate agent goes around the neighbourhood and plants little...

  16. June 27, 2013

    Immigration reform bill clears US Senate

    The Senate voted with an overwhelming majority to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill on Thursday, laying the...

  17. June 26, 2013

    Compelling story of a poster boy’s spectacular crash

    The Billionaire’s Apprentice: The Rise of the Indian-American Elite and the Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund By Anita...

  18. June 25, 2013

    Obama looks to expand visa-free travel in immigration bill

    The Obama administration is urging Congress to expand the number of countries whose citizens can visit the US without a visa...

  19. June 24, 2013

    Senate passes border security amendment

    The Senate has passed a tough border security amendment to a comprehensive immigration reform bill, paving the way for a...

  20. June 23, 2013

    A return to the American heartland

    Fate of the States: The New Geography of American Prosperity, by Meredith Whitney, Portfolio RRP$27.95/RRP£17.95 Google...

  21. June 20, 2013

    Senate strikes deal for immigration reforms

    The US Senate moved closer to passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill on Thursday, with a deal to increase security...

  22. June 19, 2013

    Time for a business push on migrants

    Is it possible to have a rational discussion on immigration? We need one. Hostility to immigrants is sweeping through the...

  23. June 18, 2013

    US immigration bill would aid deficit

    The comprehensive immigration reform plan outlined by the Senate would reduce the US’s federal deficit by a net $175bn over...

  24. June 11, 2013

    Senate votes to open immigration debate

    The Senate’s efforts to pass a comprehensive US immigration reform bill got off to a promising start on Tuesday, when an...

  25. June 10, 2013

    US Senate to debate immigration reform

    Barack Obama’s attempts to overhaul the US immigration system are entering a crucial period, with the Senate poised to begin...

  26. June 4, 2013

    Rural US shrinks as young flee for the cities

    The population of rural and small-town America contracted over the past two years for the first time on record as young...

  27. June 3, 2013

    Global Insight: Obama’s frosty relationship with Congress bodes ill

    When President Barack Obama failed in April to persuade Congress to pass even a modest gun reform bill, within the...

  28. May 21, 2013

    Silicon Valley set for immigration win

    Tech companies like Google and Facebook will not have to offer jobs to Americans before hiring foreign workers under an...

  29. May 13, 2013

    Silicon Valley immigration lobby group loses backers

    An alliance of prominent technology industry leaders that has been promoting US immigration reform has lost two of its early...

  30. May 10, 2013

    Silicon Valley’s artful answer to the tech talent problem

    If your political priority were to make your nation more welcoming to talented young immigrants, and if you then backed...

  31. May 6, 2013

    Conservative group warns immigrants could cost US $6.3tn

    The 11m unauthorised immigrants in the US could cost taxpayers $6.3tn if they were allowed to become American citizens,...

  32. May 5, 2013

    Reform supporters link terror fight to overhaul

    Immigration reform would reduce the chances of future terrorist attacks like the Boston bombings, supporters of a...

  33. May 5, 2013

    Gay couples gloomy over US immigration reforms

    A year ago, Martin Chavez married his British partner Adam Norbury in New York. Months later, he was promoted to Goldman...

  34. May 1, 2013

    Global Insight: Barack Obama faces going on the road to get round Congress

    Perhaps because his style is so hard to pigeonhole and his biography so unique, Barack Obama has been lumbered with...

  35. April 29, 2013

    Alarm grows among Indian tech groups over US immigration plans

    Indian IT outsourcing groups with large operations in the US are reacting with growing alarm to new immigration rules...

  36. April 26, 2013

    The unintended consequences of immigration reform

    There is an unseemly precision to the numbers that senators have been batting around in three days of immigration hearings...

  37. April 25, 2013

    US immigration: They have a dream

    Nancy Hernandez stood in front of the famous dome of the US Capitol holding up a sign exhorting “Immigration reform now!”...

  38. April 25, 2013

    US House eyes small immigration bills

    The House of Representatives will approach immigration reform through a series of small bills, rather than as a...

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