Immigration law http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25754/all en Obama to push ahead on immigration overhaul early in 2013-NYT http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/obama-push-ahead-immigration-overhaul-early-2013-nyt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Plan would require businesses to verify new employees in country legally</p> <p>* Could create a guest-worker program for low-wage immigrants</p> <p>* Immigrants seeking legal status would have to pay fines and back-taxes</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is forging ahead on a wide-ranging plan to overhaul the U.S. immigration system early this year, including a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country, the New York Times reported on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/obama-push-ahead-immigration-overhaul-early-2013-nyt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Immigration law Immigration reform Labor Law Reform Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 19:00:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733887 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama to launch immigration push in Nevada next week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/obama-launch-immigration-push-nevada-next-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Immigration reform part of second-term agenda</p> <p>* Republicans willing, need to attract Latino voters</p> <p>* Obama says "no excuse for stalling or delay"</p> <p>By Matt Spetalnick</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to launch his second-term push for a U.S. immigration overhaul during a visit to Nevada next week in a bid to win congressional approval of a reform package this year, the White House said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/obama-launch-immigration-push-nevada-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Hospitality Immigration law Immigration reform Politics Reform Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:00:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739625 at http://www.globalpost.com Bipartisan U.S. Senate group proposes broad immigration plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/bipartisan-us-senate-group-proposes-broad-immigration-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators has agreed on a framework for immigration reform that would provide a "path to citizenship" for those in the United States illegally but only after measures are put in place to secure borders and track undocumented immigrants.</p> <p>The document, made available to news organizations early Monday and first reported by Politico, comes a day before President Barack Obama is to outline his proposals for immigration reform.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/bipartisan-us-senate-group-proposes-broad-immigration-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Immigration law Immigration reform Law Reform Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:45:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740396 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-US senators unveil immigration reform as Hispanic influence grows http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-bipartisan-us-senate-group-proposes-immigration-plan A bipartisan group of U.S. senators who have agreed on an immigration reform plan said on Monday they hope to move quickly with legislation giving 11 million illegal immigrants a chance to eventually become American citizens.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-bipartisan-us-senate-group-proposes-immigration-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 110th United States Congress Business Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act Entertainment Environment Health Human migration Immigration Immigration law Immigration reform Immigration to the United States Labor Law Politics Politics of the United States Reform Social Issues United States Americas United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:15:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740406 at http://www.globalpost.com Hispanic activists welcome US immigration reform push, seek details http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/hispanic-activists-welcome-us-immigration-reform-push-seek-deta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Hispanic activists say drive is "heavy on enforcement"</p> <p>* Republicans split on "amnesty," but see room for compromise</p> <p>By Tim Gaynor</p> <p>PHOENIX, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Illegal immigrant Maria Duran sat up all night outside the Arizona state capitol and prayed for an immigration overhaul before welcoming news Monday of a proposal that could give her legal status but left her wanting more clarity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/hispanic-activists-welcome-us-immigration-reform-push-seek-deta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Immigration law Immigration reform Law Reform Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:46:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740818 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Activists cautiously welcome US immigration reform push http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-activists-cautiously-welcome-us-immigration-reform-pus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Hispanic activists say drive is "heavy on enforcement"</p> <p>* Republicans split on "amnesty," but see room for compromise (Update with comment from Arizona Governor Jan Brewer)</p> <p>By Tim Gaynor</p> <p>PHOENIX, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Proposed changes to U.S. immigration law unveiled on Monday could be the answer to the prayers of illegal immigrants like Maria Duran, but she is waiting to see the details.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-activists-cautiously-welcome-us-immigration-reform-pus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Immigration law Immigration reform Law Politics Reform Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:00:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740838 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-Immigration reform could boost U.S. economic growth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/analysis-immigration-reform-could-boost-us-economic-growth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Overhaul could boost housing, productivity, tax revenue</p> <p>* Reforms could boost growth 0.8 pct point a year-economist</p> <p>* Some argue gains to economy won't be significant</p> <p>* Report says gov't should raise money by auctioning visas</p> <p>* Guest worker program seen essential part of any reform</p> <p>By Edward Krudy</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/analysis-immigration-reform-could-boost-us-economic-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Entertainment Environment Health Human migration Immigration law Immigration to the United States Labor Law Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 05:45:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740869 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-Obama pushes Congress on immigration, split emerges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-obama-tread-carefully-immigration-debate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Obama, Republicans differ on border security</p> <p>* Immigration suddenly a priority in Washington</p> <p>* US has 11 million illegal immigrants</p> <p>* Obama launches immigration reform in Las Vegas (Adds more details)</p> <p>By Matt Spetalnick</p> <p>LAS VEGAS, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Just over a week into his second term, President Barack Obama took his fight for immigration reform to the West on Tuesday and pushed Congress to quickly find a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented residents.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-obama-tread-carefully-immigration-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Immigration law Immigration reform Labor Political parties in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Presidency of Barack Obama Reform Social Issues Sons of the American Revolution Technology United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:00:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741014 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Reid predicts U.S. Congress will pass immigration legislation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/reid-predicts-us-congress-will-pass-immigration-legislation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Refiles to add Reid's first name and title, paragraph 5)</p> <p>* "It has to get done," Reid says of immigration legislation</p> <p>* Obama gave immigration speech in Reid's home state Nevada</p> <p>* Reid expresses confidence in Menendez amid allegations</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - The top Senate Democrat on Sunday predicted that Congress will pass and send to President Barack Obama legislation overhauling the U.S. immigration system, saying "things are looking really good."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/reid-predicts-us-congress-will-pass-immigration-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act Harry Reid Harry Reid Immigration law Immigration reform Labor Law Politics Reform Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:45:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5744636 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama, aides seek momentum on immigration reform this week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/obama-aides-seek-momentum-immigration-reform-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Obama to tout economic benefits of reform to CEOs, unions</p> <p>* Republicans soften stance, citizenship remains big hurdle</p> <p>* House panel to take up immigration on Tuesday</p> <p>By Matt Spetalnick and Richard Cowan</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/obama-aides-seek-momentum-immigration-reform-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Immigration law Immigration reform Politics Reform Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:00:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745721 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Obama to lobby for immigration reform amid citizenship dispute http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-obama-aides-seek-momentum-immigration-reform-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* President to tout economic benefits to CEOs, unions</p> <p>* Republicans soften stance after rebuke by Hispanic voters</p> <p>* House panel to take up immigration on Tuesday</p> <p>By Matt Spetalnick and Richard Cowan</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will seek to build momentum for U.S. immigration reform this week ahead of his State of the Union address, which is expected to challenge Republicans to take up an overhaul amid an increasingly contentious debate in Washington.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-obama-aides-seek-momentum-immigration-reform-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Immigration law Immigration reform Law Politics Politics of the United States Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:30:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745802 at http://www.globalpost.com House Republican warns against rushing U.S. immigration reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/house-republican-warns-against-rushing-us-immigration-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Judiciary panel Republicans note need to enforce laws</p> <p>* Democrats urge citizenship for undocumented residents</p> <p>* Hearing underscores difficult path for legislation</p> <p>By Richard Cowan</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. immigration system is badly in need of reform but Congress should not rush legislation to President Barack Obama, who is demanding prompt action, a leading Republican said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/house-republican-warns-against-rushing-us-immigration-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Immigration law Immigration to the United States Law Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:30:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746646 at http://www.globalpost.com Republican urges measured pace on immigration reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/republican-urges-measured-pace-immigration-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A rising Hispanic-American political star joined experts Tuesday in urging US lawmakers to implement immigration reform, but a top Republican warned against rushing legislation through Congress.</p> <p>In the first hearing on immigration this year, House members debated the potential way forward after President Barack Obama and a bipartisan group of senators unveiled plans for comprehensive immigration reform late last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/republican-urges-measured-pace-immigration-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Immigration law Immigration reform Immigration to the United States Politics Social Issues AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:16:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746788 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Obama urged to reject tying immigration reform to border security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-obama-urged-reject-tying-immigration-reform-border-sec <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Obama meets with immigration reform advocates, CEOs</p> <p>* CEO want chance to reform laws for good of economy</p> <p>* Details of guest worker program still an issue</p> <p>By Mark Felsenthal and Roberta Rampton</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Immigration reform advocates urged President Barack Obama on Tuesday to reject congressional proposals that would delay a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants by making changes contingent on stepped-up border security.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-obama-urged-reject-tying-immigration-reform-border-sec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Immigration law Immigration reform Law Politics Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:15:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746994 at http://www.globalpost.com Republicans pick Rubio to respond to Obama's speech to Congress http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/republicans-pick-rubio-respond-obamas-speech-congress <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, a favorite of conservatives and an advocate for reforming the nation's immigration laws, has been chosen to give the official Republican response to President Barack Obama's speech to Congress next week.</p> <p>The Cuban-American lawmaker from Florida will deliver the response to Obama's State of the Union speech in English and Spanish, Republican leaders said, a move that plays to the growing clout of Hispanics in the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/republicans-pick-rubio-respond-obamas-speech-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Immigration law Social Issues Tea Party movement United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:30:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748228 at http://www.globalpost.com