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  • 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.

  • Mayors Push Feds for More Oil Spill Help Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 4:48 PM ET
    A BP cleanup crew shovels oil from a beach on May 24, 2010 at Port Fourchon, Louisiana. BP CEO Tony Hayward, who visited the beach, said that BP is doing everything possible to clean up the massive oil spill still gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.

    When the leaders of America's cities gather this weekend in Oklahoma City for the US Conference of Mayors, they will be faced with a late addition to the agenda, an emergency meeting on the BP oil spill.

  • Want to Become a US Citizen? Money Talks Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 11:59 AM ET

    A little known program allows foreigners to invest in U.S. businesses and create jobs in exchange for a green card. Think of it as "immigration through investment". Foreigners can apply for it by proving they'll pour $1 million into a U.S. company.

  • Foreign Worker Hiring Slows Way Down Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 5:08 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    All this week, the NBC news family is focusing attention on "A Nation Divided," and ahead of President Obama's Silicon Valley visit on Wednesday, I was asked to look at the H1-B visa issue again, especially as it relates to the tech community and a new hiring wave.

  • Immigration and the Boycott of Arizona Monday, 3 May 2010 | 1:08 PM ET
    Thousands of demonstrators march during a May Day immigration rally on May 1, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. More than 100,000 people were expected to march from four directions towards Los Angeles City Hall to protest Arizona's new immigration law.

    We seem incapable of dealing with illegal immigration. As a nation, we're ambivalent about enforcing the law and securing the border. Like Prohibition, immigration is enforced intermittently, seemingly half-heartedly. Perhaps we should either get serious or throw in the towel.

  • 2010 Census May Show Boomer Impact On Future Economy Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | 10:52 AM ET
    2010 US Census form

    Major demographic differences with the rest of the nation could present roadblocks for future social and education programs, while delayed retirement will affect housing and labor market trends.

  • Contrary to popular belief - and one often fueled by misperception and misinformation, major IT services companies do not hoard visas and they do not displace American workers. However, before favoring massive H1-B reform or outright abolishment, opponents should take a closer look at its implications from a global perspective.

  • Bank of America is starting to withdraw offers to some MBA students that graduate from US business schools this year, the Financial Times reported Monday.

  • A Capital Solution Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 11:48 PM ET

    Former GE Chairman Jack Welch visits Fast Money with a capital solution to immigration.

  • I received this response from a gentleman in Portland, Ore., to my previous post on housing and immigrtion. He happens to be a mortgage consultant. He's absolutely right. All of this seems to come right back to the lenders:

  • Immigration And Housing: The Documented Link Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 12:45 PM ET

    There’s an interesting article in the Washington Post today about immigration and housing being linked. This is not the first time I’ve discussed this, but generally we talk about it in terms of rising demand for housing. This article discusses how in Prince William County, VA, home prices and a rising Hispanic population went hand in hand.

  • What, Me Worry? Most Shrug Off Subprime Mess Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 1:02 PM ET

    Americans are relatively unconcerned about the subprime mortgage troubles, and they say President Bush is doing a better job, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • U.S. Plans Workplace Crackdown on Illegal Immigrants Wednesday, 8 Aug 2007 | 12:22 PM ET

    The U.S. government is planning a workplace crackdown on illegal immigrants after Congress failed to overhaul immigration laws, a Homeland Security Department spokesman said Wednesday.

  • Housing Crisis Solution For U.S.: More Immigration? Monday, 16 Jul 2007 | 11:21 AM ET
    American Flag

    An interesting op-ed in the Boston Globe last week from Nicholas P. Retsinas, director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. The premise: baby boomers had better embrace immigrants, because they’re the ones who are going to buy their homes.

  • U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that June’s employment report shows the economy can grow without reigniting inflation. ... But he also said the job market underscores the need for immigration reform: “What I hear from companies and small businesses is you either have to give us a legal channel for workers or you’re forcing me to hire illegally or forcing me to go out of business,” Gutierrez said.