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    1. March 3, 2015

      Why hispanic Americans are signing up for Spanish lessons

      The spectre of America filling with Spanish speakers who know little English is a recurring fear of anti-immigration...

    2. February 27, 2015

      US Congress averts partial shutdown

      The US Congress averted a partial government shutdown late on Friday but only after conservative Republicans revolted...

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    1. February 26, 2015

      US border agency threat exposes Republican rift

      The US crept closer to a partial shutdown of its border agency, with Republicans in Congress disagreeing on how hard a line...

    2. February 24, 2015

      Security fears as immigration battle threatens partial US shutdown

      The US is days away from a partial government shutdown as Republicans and Democrats struggle to break a deadlock over...

    3. February 17, 2015

      Judge strikes blow to Barack Obama’s immigration plan

      A political fight over US immigration policy intensified after a Texas federal judge temporarily blocked President Barack...

    4. February 17, 2015

      The migrant story behind thriving global tech sector

      During a recent visit to Stockholm, I met several of the entrepreneurs behind the Swedish capital’s booming technology...

    5. January 28, 2015

      Loretta Lynch defends US president’s immigration policy

      Loretta Lynch, the nominee to become US attorney-general, used her confirmation hearing on Wednesday to defend President...

    6. January 26, 2015

      A calm moment in a stormy US-India marriage

      It was 15 years ago that US president Bill Clinton came to India on a five day, five city trip that felt like a new dawn in...

    7. January 21, 2015

      Barack Obama sets out case for middle-class economics

      A serious budget proposal it was not. President Barack Obama’s penultimate State of the Union will be noted for its...

    8. December 19, 2014

      President Obama breaks free of domestic shackles

      Just a month ago, Barack Obama’s remaining time in office looked set to be dominated by gridlock at home and wavering...

    9. December 11, 2014

      Obama’s immigration policy leaves companies exposed

      Businesses that employ low-skilled immigrants are worried that President Barack Obama’s immigration policy will expose them...

    10. December 10, 2014

      US lawmakers reach $1tn budget deal to avoid shutdown

      US lawmakers have reached a last-minute deal on a spending package to avert a federal shutdown, funding most of the...

    11. December 2, 2014

      US moves closer to averting government shutdown

      Republican lawmakers moved closer on Tuesday to proposing a hybrid spending package that would avert a shutdown of the US...

    12. December 2, 2014

      Clock ticks over US spending bill as immigration tensions simmer

      Congress has fewer than 10 days to pass some sort of spending bill to avert a shutdown of the US federal government. In the...

    13. December 1, 2014

      The migration numbers game

      Given the rambunctious immigration debate in countries around the world, it is tempting to believe that the globe is awash...

    14. December 1, 2014

      Obama is a lonely western liberal on immigration

      What should western politicians be most worried about: growth, inequality, the environment, education? To judge from today’s...

    15. December 1, 2014

      EU falls behind US as top destination for skilled migrants

      The EU has for the first time in more than a decade fallen behind the US as a destination for immigrants, according to new...

    16. November 23, 2014

      Immigration reforms fail to satisfy Silicon Valley

      The White House is projecting that most of the economic benefits from its immigration reform will come from highly-skilled...

    17. November 21, 2014

      Obama warns against clash on immigration

      President Barack Obama warned Republicans against letting conflict over his action on immigration become a “deal breaker” on...

    18. November 21, 2014

      Republican aspirants’ immigration outrage

      President Barack Obama’s planned reform of immigration rules has reignited an issue likely to roil the 2016 presidential...

    19. November 21, 2014

      America excels at absorbing immigrants

      One of the most revealing moments in the long, tortured American debate on immigration policy came a few years ago when the...

    20. November 21, 2014

      Obama hits Las Vegas to drum up support for immigration overhaul

      Less than five miles from Del Sol High School in Las Vegas lie the bright lights of “The Strip”, the Sin City gambling mecca...

    21. November 20, 2014

      Obama to shield 5m from deportation risk

      President Barack Obama has unveiled the biggest changes to the US immigration system in decades, removing the threat of...

    22. November 20, 2014

      Timeline: US immigration showdown

      President Barack Obama is set to unveil an overhaul of the US immigration system, setting up a showdown with Republicans...

    23. November 20, 2014

      Obama set to bring more than 4m unauthorised workers out of shadows

      President Barack Obama will shake up the labour market by taking the most sweeping executive action on immigration in modern...

    24. November 20, 2014

      Obama set for US immigration showdown

      When President Barack Obama confirmed he would push ahead with long-awaited plans to overhaul the US immigration system, he...

    25. November 19, 2014

      Immigration Timeline: pathway to showdown

      1965: The US adopts the Immigration and Nationality Act, also known as the Hart-Celler Act, abolishing an earlier quota...

    26. November 19, 2014

      Obama to unveil immigration overhaul

      President Barack Obama will unveil an overhaul of the US immigration system in a televised address to the nation on...

    27. November 18, 2014

      Why Obama is testing the frontiers of executive power

      With a clear majority in both houses, Republicans face a difficult choice about whether to compromise with President Barack...

    28. November 14, 2014

      Clashes loom as Obama pursues his legacy

      Barack Obama has set the stage for a new period of political confrontation in the US, rapidly moving to sharpen his...

    29. November 13, 2014

      Silicon Valley fund hacks US visa regime

      A new investment fund is bringing Silicon Valley’s problem-solving hacker ethos to US immigration law, looking to tackle the...

    30. November 9, 2014

      Obama vows to press ahead with immigration reform

      Immigration reform is developing into the first big clash between the White House and Republicans since a crushing electoral...

    31. October 7, 2014

      Tech groups push White House for more work permits

      Tech groups including Intel, Texas Instruments and Facebook-linked lobbyists are urging the White House to bypass Congress...

    32. September 29, 2014

      Immigration helps wages and employment, study finds

      Immigration leads to higher pay for native workers, while emigration causes lower wages for those left behind, according to...

    33. September 17, 2014

      Obama’s battle with immigration reform

      For almost six years President Barack Obama has tried and failed to persuade Capitol Hill to enact immigration reform. Now...

    34. September 7, 2014

      Obama aims to clarify reforms on immigration

      Barack Obama has admitted he must convince the public of the need for immigration reform after abruptly delaying the most...

    35. August 1, 2014

      Obama denied funding to tackle child migrant influx

      US lawmakers were preparing to begin a five-week recess on Saturday having denied President Barack Obama any funding to...

    36. July 25, 2014

      Central American leaders to lobby Obama on border crisis

      The presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador on Friday lobbied President Barack Obama for more money to fight the...

    37. July 21, 2014

      US border crisis blurs immigration debate

      He has called himself “the most privileged undocumented immigrant in the country”. But when Jose Antonio Vargas was...

    38. July 18, 2014

      Trouble at the borders adds to Obama’s woes

      No illeagles here,” somebody recently spray-painted across the brick wall of a disused army barracks in Westminster,...

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