Immigration to the United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28203/all en 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 5740406 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Details of U.S. Senate immigration reform outline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/factbox-details-us-senate-immigration-reform-outline <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>Jan 28 (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is unveiling the broad outlines of an immigration reform proposal on Monday that they will try to push through Congress this year.</p> <p>The move comes as President Barack Obama will also ratchet up pressure with a policy speech on Tuesday in Nevada on immigration - a campaign promise he made last year to Hispanics when running for re-election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/factbox-details-us-senate-immigration-reform-outline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Immigration Immigration to the United States Labor Law Politics of the United States Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:15:17 +0000 5740581 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 5740869 at http://www.globalpost.com In parallel immigration push, bill focuses on high-skilled workers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/parallel-immigration-push-bill-focuses-high-skilled-workers <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>* Bill is part of long, uphill battle for immigration reform</p> <p>* It will raise H-1B work visa quotas</p> <p>* Seeks to help retain students who earn U.S. advanced degrees</p> <p>By Alina Selyukh</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - U.S. senators introduced a new proposal on Tuesday to make life easier for highly skilled immigrants and their employers to nourish America's high-technology industries as Congress begins the long process of tackling immigration reform.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/parallel-immigration-push-bill-focuses-high-skilled-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business H-1B visa Illegal immigration Immigration to the United States Labor Law Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:30:25 +0000 5741245 at http://www.globalpost.com Arizona Latinos say Obama's immigration push overdue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/arizona-latinos-say-obamas-immigration-push-overdue <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>By Tim Gaynor</p> <p>PHOENIX, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Student Maxima Guerrero welcomed Democratic President Barack Obama's drive to give millions of illegal immigrants like her a pathway to U.S. citizenship on Tuesday, saying it cannot come soon enough for many in the tough-on-immigration state of Arizona.</p> <p>"It was a good step forward," said Guerrero, 22, a student in Phoenix. But one speech will not stop deportations, which are separating some local children from their parents, who entered the country illegally, she said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/arizona-latinos-say-obamas-immigration-push-overdue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Human migration Immigration to the United States Law Nationality law Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 03:45:30 +0000 5741354 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 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 5746788 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-House Republicans challenge Obama immigration plan's citizenship goal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-house-republicans-challenge-obama-immigration-plans-ci <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>* Committee chairman hints at "middle ground" on citizenship</p> <p>* Hearing underscores difficult path for legislation</p> <p>By Richard Cowan</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday challenged President Barack Obama's central goal for immigration reform that would put 11 million undocumented residents on a path to citizenship, adding fresh doubts on whether legislation can be passed this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-house-republicans-challenge-obama-immigration-plans-ci" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bob Goodlatte Immigration to the United States Law Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:00:34 +0000 5746821 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-House Republicans try to chip away at U.S. immigration reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/wrapup-1-house-republicans-try-chip-away-at-us-immigration-refo <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>* Republican panel chairman casts doubt on citizenship plan</p> <p>* Hispanic activists ask Obama to stand firm on path</p> <p>* House Republicans recall flawed 1986 immigration deal</p> <p>By Richard Cowan</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The first major U.S. immigration reform effort since 1986 came under attack on Tuesday from congressional Republicans who cast doubt on a proposal backed by President Barack Obama to give 11 million illegal immigrants a chance to become citizens.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/wrapup-1-house-republicans-try-chip-away-at-us-immigration-refo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crimes Entertainment Environment Health Human migration Immigration to the United States Politics Social Issues Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:31:13 +0000 5747056 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Senate Republicans cast doubt on broad immigration bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/us-senate-republicans-cast-doubt-broad-immigration-bill <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>* Some Republicans push limited measures this year</p> <p>* Citizenship for undocumented immigrants toughest issue</p> <p>By Richard Cowan</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama intensifies pressure for wide-ranging immigration reforms, some Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday made clear that a less ambitious, piecemeal approach might be more realistic for 2013.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/us-senate-republicans-cast-doubt-broad-immigration-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Immigration to the United States Law Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:45:27 +0000 5754876 at http://www.globalpost.com Immigrants can get residency in Obama plan: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/immigrants-can-get-residency-obama-plan-report <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>The White House is drafting an immigration plan that would allow illegal immigrants to become legal permanent US residents within eight years, USA Today reported Saturday.</p> <p>The plan would also allocate additional security funds and require business owners to check the immigration status of any new hires within four years. The estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States could also apply for a "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" visa, the report said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/immigrants-can-get-residency-obama-plan-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Immigration Immigration to the United States Nationality Politics Social Issues AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 02:00:39 +0000 5757916 at http://www.globalpost.com Immigrants can get residency in Obama plan: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/immigrants-can-get-residency-obama-plan-report-0 <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>The White House is drafting an immigration plan that would allow illegal immigrants to become legal permanent US residents within eight years, USA Today reported Saturday.</p> <p>The plan would also allocate additional security funds and require business owners to check the immigration status of any new hires within four years. The estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States could also apply for a "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" visa, the report said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/immigrants-can-get-residency-obama-plan-report-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Immigration Immigration to the United States Labor Nationality Politics Social Issues AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 04:15:24 +0000 5757946 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama draft bill would clear path to citizenship for illegal immigrants -paper http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/obama-draft-bill-would-clear-path-citizenship-illegal-immigrant <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 17 (Reuters) - A draft of a White House immigration proposal would allow illegal immigrants to become legal permanent residents within eight years, USA Today reported on Saturday.</p> <p>The plan, obtained by the newspaper, also would provide for more security funding and require businesses to check the immigration status of new hires within four years. Illegal immigrants could also apply for a newly created "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" visa, under the draft bill, it said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/obama-draft-bill-would-clear-path-citizenship-illegal-immigrant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 110th United States Congress Business Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act Entertainment Environment Health Immigration to the United States Law Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Feb 2013 05:45:19 +0000 5757952 at http://www.globalpost.com Silicon Valley talent dream tied to immigrant hopes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/silicon-valley-talent-dream-tied-immigrant-hopes <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>Silicon Valley's long crusade to break open doors to America for foreigners with key technology skills hinges on a political battle in Washington over broader immigration reform.</p> <p>For more than a decade, the tech sector has been struggling to get more visas and green cards for immigrants with engineering, math or science skills.</p> <p>While Silicon Valley has been largely backing reform-minded Democratic candidates including President Barack Obama, Republicans have begun paying attention to broader immigration reform, an issue dear to US Latinos.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/silicon-valley-talent-dream-tied-immigrant-hopes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> H-1B visa Immigration reform Immigration to the United States Social Issues Technology AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 07:00:46 +0000 5757979 at http://www.globalpost.com White House defends behind-the-scenes immigration reform bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/white-house-defends-behind-the-scenes-immigration-reform-bid <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>The White House defended its behind-the-scenes work on immigration reform Sunday after a plan leaked to the US media was panned by a key Republican as "half-baked and seriously flawed."</p> <p>USA Today said the plan being drafted by administration and which is already circulating among various government agencies would allow illegal immigrants to become legal permanent US residents within eight years.</p> <p>Republicans immediately attacked the plan and sharply criticized the White House for developing it without consulting them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/white-house-defends-behind-the-scenes-immigration-reform-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Immigration Immigration to the United States Nationality Politics Social Issues AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 17:00:45 +0000 5758317 at http://www.globalpost.com