Illegal Immigrants | featured news

For U.S. farmers and Mexican workers, it's tough being legal

Employers say guest visa rules are complex and costly. Labor groups say they fail to protect workers. Fixing things won't be easy... There are millions of undocumented workers in America, and thousands of employers who illegally hire them.


Broad Support for Path to Citizenship, Poll Finds

Nearly two-thirds of Americans favor giving illegal immigrants an opportunity for legal status, according to a poll by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution.


Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is endorsing a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants, a si

Rand Paul

Republican Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday that illegal immigrants should be allowed to become U.S. taxpayers and ultimately get a shot at citizenship, a significant step for the Tea Party favorite amid growing Republican acceptance of the idea.


House G.O.P. Looks at Immigration Plan Without Citizenship

Immigration Hearing

House Republicans staked out what they cast as a middle-ground option, pushing an approach that could include legalization but not a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.


Audits of businesses for illegal immigrants rising

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reached its highest number yet of companies audited for illegal immigrants on their payrolls this past fiscal year.


California to give some illegal immigrants licenses, report says

The state Department of Motor Vehicles has decided to issue driver's licenses to some illegal immigrants who qualify for a new federal program that is deferring deportation and granting them work permits, according to the U-T San Diego.


Immigrants prove big business for prison companies


The U.S. is locking up more illegal immigrants than ever, generating lucrative profits for the nation's largest prison companies, and an Associated Press review shows the businesses have spent tens of millions of dollars lobbying lawmakers and contributing to campaigns....


For Many Immigrants, Obama’s Policy Offers Relief

President Obama’s plan to offer work permits to some young illegal immigrants unleashed hope undercut with some wariness about the policy’s implementation.


Obama's immigration move may have political benefit on 2 fronts

Barack Obama

President Obama's plan to ease rules for some illegal immigrants is likely to shore up his standing among crucial Latino voters while igniting a new fight with Republicans as he seeks reelection.


Rick Perry says his remarks on immigration were ‘inappropriate’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, facing a conservative backlash over his labeling as heartless those who oppose his state law giving college tuition breaks to the children of illegal immigrants, said Wednesday that the tone of his remarks was “inappropriate.”

In an on-camera interview with, a conservative media outlet, Perry said he had been “over-passionate” in his answer to a question about the law during last week’s GOP presidential candidates debate.


Subscribe to this RSS topic: Syndicate content