Rep. Elton Gallegly is the most important California Member of Congress dealing with immigration that you've never heard of. But if his hard-line views become law, he could ruin the state's economy – and his party's prospects with Latino voters. Continue »
Lakshminarayana Ganti, 33, who has been denied a U.S. visa, checks his visa status online daily. Lakshminarayana Ganti reached out to me in the spring of 2009, long after he had exhausted every other option. Sixteen months earlier he had been a young man on the rise, living in... Continue »
A recent hearing on the H-1B work-visa program also made it clear that while Reps. Smith, Gallegly, and King have never met an undocumented dishwasher or field hand they liked, they recognize the vital role of high-skilled immigration to the United States. Continue »
A group of 270 farmers and businessmen from Georgia's agricultural and landscaping industries delivered a letter to state lawmakers yesterday asking them to reconsider the economic consequences of a proposed immigration bill. Continue »
A group of 270 farmers and other businessmen mostly representing Georgia's agricultural and landscaping industries is warning lawmakers about the impact their immigration enforcement legislation could have on the state's economy. Continue »
The Florida Immigrant Coalition is afraid that a law as tough as Arizona's SB1070 - or even tougher - would plunge the state into a severe economic recession since the area depends so much on Hispanic investment, labor and spending. Continue »
Yesterday, the Obama Administration's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Labor Department finally agreed to work together to make sure the government's zeal to enforce immigration laws doesn't hurt labor enforcement efforts. Continue »
Jaime Lopez used to earn $14 an hour, plus benefits, as a maintenance man for an office building outside Minneapolis. Then his employer was audited by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Mr. Lopez and 1,200 other illegal immigrants in the Twin Cities lost their jobs in October 2009. Continue »
Ahead of the one-year anniversary of SB 1070, the Center for American Progress released a new report entitled "A Rising Tide or a Shrinking Pie: The Economic Impact of Legalization Versus Deportation," analyzing what would happen if SB 1070 were carried out to its full intended effect and every... Continue »
After finishing medical school in Bogota, Colombia, Maria Anjelica Montenegro did it all — obstetrics, pediatrics, emergency medicine, even surgery. By her estimate, she worked with thousands of patients. None of that prepared her for the jobs she's had since she moved to the United States: Sales clerk. Babysitter.... Continue »