• A decision by the Supreme Court last week upholding an Arizona law that imposes harsh penalties on businesses that hire illegal immigrants could foreshadow a serious regulatory headache for national banks that have local mortgage lending subsidiaries.

  • Arizona Immigration Law Upheld by Supreme Court Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 11:12 AM ET
    US Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court has sustained Arizona's law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers who are in the United States illegally, rejecting arguments that states have no role in immigration matters.

  • Will Barack O'Bama Cheer Up the Irish? Monday, 23 May 2011 | 7:16 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    US President Barack Obama (or Barack O’Bama as some Irish jokers have dubbed him) is one of many Americans with Irish roots who come back to the old country to visit the places their ancestors left.

  • Obama to Tackle Immigration     Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 7:51 PM ET

    Immigration is back on the front pages as President Obama is out campaigning for full fledged reform, with Tamar Jacoby, ImmigrationWorks USA, and JD Hayworth, (R) former Arizona congressman.

  • With widespread complicity by individual citizens and state governments, U.S. immigration laws have about as much meaning as speed limits on highways. Some people get caught but most don’t.

  • Migration to Help German Construction Boom Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 8:00 AM ET

    Germany ends work restrictions on some citizens from the new, former communist European Union members torn between fears of a wave of immigration and hopes for help in its booming construction sector.

  • Revolts Raise Fear of Migration in Europe Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 11:47 PM ET
    Libyan opposition supporters demonstrate in Benghazi, Libya.

    Many in Europe worry that they will face new waves of illegal immigration not only from the liberated areas in the north, but from much of sub-Saharan Africa as well, the New York Times reports.

  • UK to Relax Entry, Visa Rules for the Super-Rich Monday, 7 Feb 2011 | 3:57 AM ET

    Multimillionaire foreigners will find it easier to make a home in the UK under government plans to relax immigration rules for the ­super-rich. The Financial Times reports.

  • Poll Shows Britons' Hostility to Immigration Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 6:39 AM ET

    Britons are much more hostile towards immigration than other developed nations, according to a poll of people in the US, Canada and across western Europe.

  • Obama is expected to resist some Republicans demands such as canceling unspent stimulus funds, rolling back government spending levels and cutting new financial rules. But the White House does intend to demonstrate its commitment to cut spending.

  • Mexico, Peak Oil, and Immigration Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | 12:36 PM ET

    All too often the American debate about immigration seems to be about a fantasy world in which the value and economic needs of the United States will decide our immigration future.

  • China Can't Lead Knowledge-Based Future: Condi Rice Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 5:13 PM ET

    China may well become the world’s largest economy, but because it has exhibited fear of the Internet in its policies, it “can’t lead a knowledge-based revolution,” former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Given historical patterns and current circumstances—a bad economy—the most likely election scenario is a Democratic rout, but midterms often surprise.

  • The elections will leave the Republican Party in disarray on key economic issues. Congressional Democrats won’t be able to identify potential compromises until they know what Republicans want. This will create an opening for President Obama to frame his vision for international economic policy.

  • Arizona may be the frontline of the immigration policy debate, but states far from the Mexican border are also busy grappling with the costly problem of illegal aliens.

  • Your Taxes, Your Vote: 2010 Races to Watch Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 4:37 PM ET
    Stubbornly high unemployment among other economic problems and a surprisingly unpopular health care reform page will reshape the composition of the the US Congress as well as bring changes to state houses in the 2010 election. With all 435 House seats and 37 Senate seats up for grabs—thanks partly to a number of retiring incumbents—the election could very well reshape the balance of power; Republicans could take a big bite out of the Democrats' large majorities and might even gain control of one

    CNBC will track several key mid-term election contests that distill the dollars-and-cents dilemmas facing Americans as they choose new representatives, senators and governors this fall.

  • German Officials Blast Banker's Remarks as Racist Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 6:51 AM ET
    Germany's Bundesbank building in Frankfurt.

    Top German officials and immigrant leaders on Sunday condemned remarks by a board nember of Germany's federal bank as racist and anti-Semitic. Chancellor Angela Merkel said the Bundesbank should discuss dismissing the banker.

  • Obama to Sign $600 Million Border Security Bill Friday Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 4:19 PM ET

    Determined to show a commitment to stopping the flow of illegal immigrants, the Senate convened a special session Thursday and passed a $600 million bill to put more agents and equipment along the Mexican border.

  • Could Be Long Time For Job Comeback: NYC's Bloomberg Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 11:58 AM ET

    The national unemployment rate edged down to 9.5 percent last month, but the private sector still has 7.9 million less jobs than it did at the end of 2007. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told CNBC he is worried it could be a “long time” before companies really start adding to their payrolls.

  • Gronbach: New Immigration Law and 'The Gangs of Arizona' Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 11:00 AM ET

    In nationwide surveys that were conducted in 2008 and 2009, the Pew Center found that 23 percent of Americans said that Hispanics were discriminated against “a lot” in society today.