STOCKHOLM, Sept 15- Shrugging off scandal and condemnation from their political rivals, the far right Sweden Democrats have more than doubled their vote to hold the balance of power in their country- cementing immigration worries into mainstream political debate.» Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.