Category Archives: Economic Story

The southwest border is a place of commerce, these posts tell that story.

Washington Post – Key provisions expected in immigration legislation proposal

The Washington Post has put together a truly terrific outline of the entire recently released immigration legislation proposal. Below please find a handy info graphic outlining what each of the sections of the legislative outline do. The sections presented below … Continue reading

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Homeland Security Today: No furloughs for CBP. Continuing Resolution to Provide CBP Boosts to Maintain Staffing

President Barack Obama is set to sign a continuing resolution (HR 933) to fund the federal government for the rest of fiscal year 2013, ostensibly increasing funding for border security efforts for the year.  The appropriations bill allocated $39.6 billion … Continue reading

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New York Times – New Waves of Immigrants From Mexico Unlikely

Past experience and current trends in both Mexico and the United States suggest that legalization would not lead to a sudden flood of illegal immigration on the scale of what occurred after 1986. Long-running surveys of migrants from Mexico found … Continue reading

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Invite: 2 Live Web Briefings on US-Mexico, Border, Immigration Reform

With the President announcing a May trip to Mexico, and members of the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” taking a constructive trip to the border, NDN/NPI’s 21st Century Border Initiative has put together two timely, informative background briefings on Mexico, the progress made … Continue reading

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Labor and big business continue negotiations

One of the most important components of any immigration reform bill will be how the immigration system will be changed to deal with future waves of immigrant workers in manual labor sectors. Last week, leaders from business and labor came … Continue reading

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Tech leaders plan virtual push for immigration reform

High-tech leaders including the former heads of AOL and Mozilla are organizing a “virtual march for immigration reform” aimed at pressuring lawmakers to enact sweeping changes to the nation’s immigration laws. The effort unveiled Monday is particularly focused on making … Continue reading

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Business and labor reach basic agreement on immigration reform

In an effort to avert the bitter and public feuding between business and labor organizations that helped kill a broad immigration overhaul in 2007, representatives of the two groups released a statement on Thursday outlining shared goals designed to show … Continue reading

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Poll shows Obama with upper hand in immigration fight

President Barack Obama enters the latest budget showdown with Congress with his highest job- approval rating in three years and public support for his economic message, while his Republican opponents’ popularity stands at a record low.

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Lack of immigration reform threatens farmers

Immigration reform that will afford more visas to low-skilled workers and legalize those already here will have a dramatic impact on American agriculture. According to Red Bryan, a California berry producer, “Labor is the No. 1 issue for agriculture. It’s … Continue reading

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Bloomberg: Obama says economy stifled by outdated immigration law

President Barack Obama said the U.S. economy is “stifled” by an inefficient immigration system and that a consensus is forming in Congress that may lead to a rewritten law in the next few months. Current immigration laws result in some … Continue reading

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