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  • Immigration's Impact on the Economy     Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 7:23 PM ET

    How do you grow the economy when you're keeping out many who could help move the country in the right direction. The H1B visa issue, with Tamar Jacoby, ImmigrationWorks USA.

  • 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.

  • 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.