Emotion over illegal immigration and a lack of understanding between politicians and farmers is hampering efforts to bring much-needed migrant labor into the U.S., a noted farmer, philanthropist and author said Thursday.

The debate over how badly Republicans have damaged themselves among Latinos during the nomination battle understandably focuses on their efforts to woo primary voters by outshouting one another with ever-more-incendiary immigration rhetoric. But what if Latinos also agree with Dems about health care, jobs and the economy?

Some of Silicon Valley’s big names are lending support to Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC.org). Via The Wall Street Journal, we get details on this major development involving a plan by some significant players from tech world to aid DREAMers.

The real competition among companies is for talent. In my last article, I noted that American universities and colleges attract some of the best and brightest students from around the world. But typically, when they complete their degrees, U.S. immigration policy requires these individuals who are legally in the United States to depart.

Alabama made recruiting auto manufacturers a top economic priority for the state. And, it’s worked. Mercedes, Honda and Hyundai have plants in the state. Now, those car industry companies that Alabama prizes are facing pressure to join the fight against HB 56

Groups seeking to repeal a controversial Alabama immigration law are asking the state’s highly influential auto manufacturing industry to join their cause. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights wrote letters to all three of the state’s foreign-owned automakers highlighting that the bill has created “widespread racial profiling and other discrimination.”

Civil rights groups plan to increase pressure on automakers that have plants in Alabama in an effort to stop the state’s contested immigration law, a member of the coalition told The Huffington Post on Tuesday.

A new report released today by the Commission to Study the Impact of Immigrants in Maryland details the many ways in which immigrants of all stripes lift up Maryland’s economy, and recommends steps the state should take to preserve a healthy relationship with all of its residents.

The Republican Party’s embrace of anti-immigrant extremism was on full display this past weekend in the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Among the loudest voices was none other than that of Kris Kobach, who is an endorser and advisor to Romney on immigration issues

It has been nearly four years since the May 2008 ICE raid at the Agriprocessors kosher meat packing facility in Postville, Iowa. The raid, which was the largest worksite enforcement raid in U.S. history, resulted in the conviction and deportation of more than 300 undocumented immigrants, the majority of whom were uneducated Guatemalan farmers.