WASHINGTON, May 21- President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed passage of a bill to reform U.S. immigration policies by a Senate committee, describing it as consistent with the values he supported and well placed to fix a "broken" system.» Read More
Neil Blumenthal, Warby Parker co-founder, explains why today's election has important implications for health care costs and immigration reform.
Congress has failed to come up with any kind of comprehensive policy on immigration, and it looks like it won't do so anytime soon. However, that hasn't stopped the presidential candidates taking a position on the hot button issue.
So what will President Obama and Mitt Romney say they'll do about education if they're in the White House in the next four years? Take a look at their positions.
Alan Patricof, Founder & Managing Director of Greycroft Partners, discusses some of the major concerns for small business.
Rather than wait for prosperous economic times to return to her native Portugal, Tatiana Almeida (26), educated to be a journalist, decided to leave and move to East Timor, a former colony in Southeast Asia, in search for opportunities.
“The European countries realize they need more workers,” said one demographic expert. "“It lowers potential [economic] growth rates. Where it becomes very problematic is the impact it has on social spending.”
Foreign-born entrepreneurs, who traditionally moved to the U.S. to start companies, are now opting to return home, in large part because of difficulties getting a work visa.
Romney attacked Obama during their second presidential debate for failing to push through comprehensive immigration reform, as he had promised during his first campaign for the presidency. "[But] the political reality is that Republicans made that impossible in Congress," says one correspondent.
Governor Romney says America is a "nation of immigrants," and supports an "employment verification system;" and President Obama says "if we're going to go after folks who are here illegally, we should go after criminals."
Watchdog group Judicial Watch is claiming that during a U.S. Department of Agriculture diversity training workshop, employees were instructed to chant "our forefathers were illegal immigrants." Larry Klayman, Judicial Watch founder, discusses whether this is another example of brainwashing Obama's agenda.
Stepping up his criticism of Mitt Romney's caught-on-tape moment, President Obama said his Republican rival's comments about voters suggest he doesn't know Americans very well.
Telemundo's Jose Diaz-Balart, provides perspective on how the Hispanic community looks at deficits, the economy and immigration reform.
Most farmworkers in California are not in the U.S. legally, and because the crackdown on immigration is working, the state is experiencing severe labor shortages at picking time. CNBC's Jane Wells reports.
President Obama’s health care law is putting new strains on some of the nation’s most hard-pressed hospitals, by cutting aid they use to pay for emergency care for illegal immigrants, which they have long been required to provide.
"There's great hatred in politics like I've never seen before," says Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman & president, discussing the political headwinds facing legislation to simplify tax reform and reduce the nation's huge deficits. Trump also weighs in on the Supreme Court's decision on immigration, with Stephen Schwarzman, BlackStone Group chairman & CEO.
Senator Marco Rubio, (R-FLA) discusses his new book, "An American Son," and the Supreme Court's ruling on the Arizona Immigration Law. "The ideal scenario is for the federal government to finally do its job, secure the border, have an electronic verification system in place, and modernize our legal immigration system so it reflects the 21st Century needs of our country," says Rubio.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on the Supreme Court's landmark decision on the Arizona Immigration Law, and the Holder case; and weighing in on the critical week ahead for President Obama, with Ari Melber, The Nation Magazine; Vin Weber, Romney economic policy advisor; and Steve Forbes, Forbes Media.
The Supreme Court has reaffirmed its 2-year-old decision allowing corporations to spend freely to influence elections and has backed Arizona police checks of immigration status.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the Supreme Court upholds some parts of the controversial immigration law, and rejects others.
The technology sector, one of the most vibrant, crucial segments of the economy, needs immigrants to thrive, Cypress Semiconductor CEO T.J. Rodgers said Thursday.