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  • Some in US illegally could get retirement benefits Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House. Under Obama's actions, immigrants who are spared deportation could obtain work permits and a...

  • Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House. Under Obama's actions, immigrants who are spared deportation could obtain work permits and a...

  • Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:58 AM ET

    Business lobbyists contended that these and other "asks" were fairly modest to begin with, since all acknowledged that the big-ticket items on their agenda— such as increasing the number of high-tech visas available for foreign workers— could only be done by Congress. There's just not an opportunity for the administration to deliver the moon for us— that's a...

  • Health-care maze remains for the undocumented Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    Up to 5 million undocumented immigrants may find getting affordable health care tough despite a presidential executive order to stop deportations.

  • Pope to Europe: Accept immigrants, create jobs Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    STRASBOURG, France— Pope Francis sought Thursday to inspire an old and "haggard" Europe to find its vigor and greatness once again, urging European governments to welcome migrants, care for the elderly and create jobs for the unemployed. "A Europe which is no longer open to the transcendent dimension of life is a Europe which risks slowly losing its own soul," he said.

  • Investors to Obama: We need more foreign workers! Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    CNBC spoke to entrepreneurs, investors—and technology workers—who argue in favor of H-1B visa rules being liberalized.

  • GOP wisdom shifts on immigration Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    Less than two years ago, party leaders solemnly declared after an exhaustive study that the GOP "must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform." Scott Walker, who is considering a 2016 White House bid, said alongside nodding colleagues at the Republican Governors Association annual conference in Florida. Having claimed the Senate majority in...

  • America is losing the global start-up race Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    Obama's executive actions on immigration don't focus on a key start-up problem: Few skilled workers. Why innovators are bypassing the U.S.

  • Government shutdown looming?     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    Discussing the likelihood of a House immigration bill, as well as a government shutdown before Christmas, with Ben White, Politico.

  • Obama defends moves on immigration Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    HENDERSON, Nev.— President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. In an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Obama said it was important that he act unilaterally to prioritize the deportation of criminals and recent...

  • Spain rolls out red carpet for entrepreneurs Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 6:46 AM ET
    Madrid skyline at sunset

    A new law is Spain's latest effort to make the country more attractive to people outside the EU who want to start a businesses, invest or work there. The NYT reports.

  • US, Turkey stay at odds over ISIS, Syria Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 2:59 PM ET

    Top officials from the U.S. and Turkey emerged from a meeting offering no indication that the two countries had bridged their differences.

  • NY's poor gain from health insurance changes Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A year into New York's operation of a medical insurance exchange, more than half of the people with new coverage qualified for Medicaid— the federal program for the poor— and many didn't know they were eligible until the push under the Affordable Care Act. Overall, 370,604 people were enrolled with commercial and nonprofit insurers, 525,283 in Medicaid;...

  • Kudlow: What about the brainiacs? Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 10:07 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in Washington, on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

    Obama’s failure to address the high-skilled visa problem is a huge mistake, says Larry Kudlow.

  • Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy— just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms. "This is focused on people who are already in the economy today, who are contributing mightily but are basically operating in the shadows," said Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, a professor at the...

  • Biden announces new aid for Syrian refugees Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 5:49 AM ET

    ISTANBUL— Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged from a nearly four-hour meeting Saturday, offering no indication that the U.S. and Turkey had bridged their differences about how to deal with Islamic State fighters or Syrian President Bashar Assad. Biden announced $135 million in new U.S. aid for Syrian civilians,...

  • Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 3:48 AM ET

    "We alone, I say it openly, we the Senate are waiting in our duty to stop this lawless administration and its unconstitutional amnesty," said one of them, Sen. In remarks on the Senate floor, according to his office, he was channeling Cicero, the ancient Roman orator. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate leader Mitch McConnell want none of that.

  • President Barack Obama' s executive action easing the threat of deportation for 4.7 million undocumented immigrants is unlikely to cover many of those eligible because of practical hurdles, immigration lawyers said. Only 44 percent of the 1.2 million eligible immigrants under the 2012 order had been approved after two years, according to the Migration...

  • LAS VEGAS, Nov 21- President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote. With many Americans skeptical of his decision to bypass Congress and impose an immigration...

  • Chuck Todd: Immigration politics complicated     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    Discussing disconnect in Washington. D.C. following President Obama's executive action, with "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd.