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  • Immigration reform will happen: Jack Lew Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:58 AM ET
    US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew speaks to the media during G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in Sydney.

    The public has grown far too pessimistic on the prospects of immigration reform, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew tells CNBC.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew provides perspective on a CBO study which looked at the economic benefits of immigration reform.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says immigration reform is "the right thing to do," in discussing the benefits of immigration reform on the U.S. economy.

  • Spring surge: Africans risk lives to reach Europe Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 2:53 AM ET

    MELILLA, Spain— They perched atop a barbed-wire laced fence for more than seven hours, hands and feet bloodied, buffeted by chill winds whipping the cliffs of Africa's Mediterranean coast.

  • Construction firms worried about worker shortage Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 3:02 PM ET

    The plan by the Associated General Contractors of America, which represents 30,000 companies, aims to draw more people into building trades by establishing charter schools focused on technical training, starting non-union apprenticeship programs and pushing for immigration reform.

  • House Democrats unveil budget plan with tax hikes Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— House Democrats unveiled their response to Paul Ryan's GOP budget on Monday, and it relies on a $1.5 trillion in higher taxes over the coming 10 years and the economic benefits of immigration reform to make the numbers work.

  • Next year's high-skilled visas snapped up in days Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    The far-reaching immigration bill that passed the Senate last year included a major increase in H-1B visas along with other changes making it easier to bring skilled workers to the U.S.

  • Can young immigrants force Obama's hand? Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 9:46 AM ET
    A march to the White House demanding President Barack Obama stop deportations gets underway Saturday, April 5, 2014.

    Young immigrants, many here illegally, are stepping up their protests against Obama's deportations and are calling for reform.

  • GOP Immigration backers see service path to status Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    The Californian from a competitive, increasingly Hispanic district is one of a handful of GOP proponents of reform whose hopes for a vote have been quashed this election year. Mo Brooks, R- Ala., circulated a letter among his colleagues opposing any attempt to add immigration legislation to the defense bill.

  • Reaching Latinos: Media vies for a winning formula Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 3:58 AM ET

    NBC's attempt at a website called NBC Latino folded in January after 16 months, despite producing thousands of original stories. Even the much-heralded Fusion— a joint venture of Univision and ABC— is still experiencing growing pains, shedding several programs in its first year and restructuring its nightly news show from five days a week to one.

  • Asylum seekers in Europe reach two-decade high Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, March 24- Nearly half a million people sought asylum in Europe last year, the most in two decades, with the largest number coming from Syrians fleeing civil war, the European Union said on Monday. The European Union rejected 65 percent of the requests and granted refugee status to 15 percent of the asylum seekers.

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- Thousands of Americans nationwide have been targeted since August by a phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and demand money for unpaid taxes, said the IRS' watchdog on Thursday. The fraudsters can manipulate victim's phone's caller ID so it displays the number of a local IRS office, TIGTA said.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, March 11- Malaysia's military believes it tracked a missing jetliner by radar over the Strait of Malacca, far from where it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast, a military source told Reuters. It made it into the Malacca Strait, "the military official, who has been briefed on investigations, told Reuters.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, March 11- Malaysia is investigating whether any passengers or crew aboard a missing airliner had personal or psychological problems that might explain its disappearance, along with the possibility of a hijack, sabotage or mechanical failure, police said on Tuesday.

  • Wanted: Foreign workers. H-1B visa requests leap Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 3:34 PM ET

    Visa requests allowing overseas nationals to work in the U.S. could reach record levels in 2014.

  • Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), shares his thoughts on why raising the minimum wage could hinder job creation.

  • Rep. Ryan: I voted for ENDA     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., discusses his vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which provides basic protections against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender.

  • Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), shares his "pro-growth" ideas to lower tax rates on business and families and create jobs. Simplifying the tax code is clearly one of the best things we can do to create growth and jobs in this economy, says Ryan.

  • Sold to the highest bidder! Citizenship Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 2:13 PM ET
    U.K. entry visa.

    The U.K. plan to auction off visas, with bids starting at $4 million, may sound strange, but it's not too different from other schemes that give investors visas.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 19- More than 800,000 Californians have enrolled in private health insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, but that number included fewer Latinos than officials hoped, the head of its state-run marketplace said on Wednesday.

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