• 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
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    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.

  • Immigration Reform Collapse: The Biggest Losers Friday, 29 Jun 2007 | 1:39 PM ET
    George W. Bush, speaks about immigration reform during an address at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast, Washington, DC.

    This week's collapse of comprehensive immigration reform made all of Washington look inept. But here's a glance at the biggest losers: Arizona Sen. John McCain. Once the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, Mr. McCain has seen his poll numbers dwindle as conservative activists cried “amnesty” over the bipartisan legislation he co-sponsored. His campaign blames fallout over the issue for contributing to his lagging fund-raising. .

  • Senate Hands Bush Major Defeat on Immigration Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 2:01 PM ET

    President Bush suffered a major defeat on his plan to overhaul U.S. immigration laws Thursday when the Senate refused to close debate and advance the legislation.

  • Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein said market conditions are “quite benign” but he worries about a potential crisis in the credit markets.  “Conditions seem quite benign if you look at the underlying fundamentals.” he said. He added, however, that “I think the biggest risk we face would be a crisis in the credit markets.”

  • Two Experts Debate Future of the Immigration Bill Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | 12:03 PM ET

    The immigration bill will be brought back to the floor next week. Mark Krikorian, executive director from the Center for Immigration Studies and Jared Bernstein, CNBC’s Contributor and Senior Economist at the Economic Policy Institute shared their insights on the legislation on “Morning Call.”

  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton now leads top Republican Rudy Giuliani in a potential general election matchup for 2008, according to the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • Bush Faces 'Ferocious' GOP Divide on Immigration Bill Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007 | 2:50 PM ET

    President George W. Bush made a rare visit to Capitol Hill to drum up support for the beleaguered immigration bill. Observers wonder if the bill still has a chance to pass -- and who, if anyone, actually wants it. On "Power Lunch," CNBC's Bill Griffeth hosted a triumvirate of veteran political watchers weighing in on the issue: Jay Carney, Time Magazine's Washington bureau chief; Michael Abramowitz, Washington Post White House correspondent, and John Harwood, CNBC's chief Washington correspondent.

  • Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.

    Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison told “Morning Call” that she believes the bill on illegal immigration can be fixed.

  • President Bush challenged lawmakers to have the political courage to pass an immigration bill amid intense pressure from critics who call it amnesty and advocates who believe the current system is broken.

  • Immigration Bill Sparks Labor-Cost Debate Friday, 18 May 2007 | 2:26 PM ET

    The U.S. Senate's immigration reform bill could result in the H1B visa cap jumping from 65,000 to 115,000 annually. “Morning Call” invited immigration experts to debate both sides of the issue. Ron Hira, a public policy professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, said the H1B program -- for highly skilled workers -- has been “corrupted and needs to be repaired.” ... But Robert Hoffman, vice president of congressional and legislative affairs at Oracle, disagreed.

  • Immigrant rights supporters march

    Key senators in both parties announced agreement with the White House Thursday on an immigration overhaul that would grant quick legal status to millions of illegal immigrants already in the U.S. and fortify the border.

  • White House, Key Senators Agree On Immigration Overhaul Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 2:59 PM ET

    Key senators in both parties announced agreement with the White House Thursday on an immigration overhaul that would grant quick legal status to millions of illegal immigrants already in the U.S. and fortify the border.

  • Dow May be Derailed by Protectionism, Immigration Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 12:37 PM ET

    Stocks came off session lows Thursday morning, following Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s reassuring words on subprime lending. Richard Sichel, chief investment officer at Philadelphia Trust Company, and Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at Harris Private Bank, joined CNBC’s Liz Claman on “Morning Call” to discuss what, if anything, could disrupt the Dow’s momentum now.

  • Deborah Notkin, former president of American Immigration Lawyers Association, told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” that illegal immigrants should be allowed to use special tax ID numbers to pay federal income tax.

  • Will Visa Limit Kill U.S. Tech Edge? Analysts Split Monday, 9 Apr 2007 | 3:42 PM ET

    President George W. Bush visited the storied border town of Yuma, Ariz. Monday to build support for his immigration-reform policies -- proposals that not only affect illegal aliens and blue-collar workers, but also affect the higher end of the educational and economic spectrum. Ron Hira, Public Policy Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, and Robert Hoffman, vice president for Congressional & Legislative Affairs at Oracle, joined "Power Lunch" to debate expanding H1-B visas for highly trained foreign nationals.