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  • Obama's immigration plan risks backlash Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 1:47 PM ET
    Mexican agricultural workers cultivate romaine lettuce on a farm in Holtville, Calif.

    The president's immigration actions may actually worsen labor shortages that many industry groups hope reform will fix.

  • Tech world needs high-skilled foreigners: CEO Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:51 PM ET
    National Venture Capital Association President and CEO Bobby Franklin.

    Immigration reform that entrepreneurs and tech companies need already has bipartisan support, the National Venture Capital Association CEO said.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- The morning after President Barack Obama announced his sweeping action to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, conservative groups and states were already pulling together legal strategies to dismantle the plan. Opponents said there will likely be a three-pronged legal approach to stymie Obama's moves: Congress could sue the president for...

  • Obama sabotaged immigration reform efforts: GOP Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Jose Cruz wears a U.S. flag during a demonstration in favor of immigration reform outside of the White House in Washington, D.C.

    South Carolina Republican Mick Mulvaney criticized Obama's executive actions on immigration, while New Jersey Democrat Bill Pascrell defended the White House.

  • Venture Capital's immigration request     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    Discussing the technology industry's view of President Obama's new immigration plans, with Bobby Franklin National Venture Capital Association President & CEO.

  • Discussing the move in the markets after dovish comments by ECB's Draghi, with Art Cashin of UBS. Also, Cashin shares his view of President Obama's immigration plans.

  • Small business & immigration     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    The President's new immigration policies could have a huge impact on the business community, especially small businesses that are trying to retain and attract workers.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks to "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd, about President Obama's immigration executive order.

  • House GOP sues Obama administration on health law Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    Legal experts expressed doubts that the GOP would prevail or that the case could be concluded during Obama's presidency. GOP lawmakers said those unilateral actions were unconstitutional and have promised unspecified congressional action. A Republican official said party leaders might amend the suit to include Obama's immigration actions, which would...

  • Boehner: Obama can't be trusted to enforce law Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 9:43 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks to the media during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol, November 6, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    House Speaker John Boehner said President Barack Obama's new executive actions on immigration "deliberately sabotage" bipartisan efforts.

  • I warned the president, says House Speaker John Boehner, commenting on President Obama's immigration plan.

  • White House: Immigration steps would boost wages Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama's moves on immigration would expand the labor force and increase worker productivity, according to a White House report Friday that estimates average wages would rise over a 10- year period. Obama's Council of Economic Advisers forecasts that as a result of his administrative actions, the gross domestic product would...

  • There's more than one border, says Rep. Bill Pascrell, (D-N.J.), debating President Obama's amnesty plan with Rep. Mick Mulvaney, (R-S.C.).

  • Immigration war erupts on Capitol Hill     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    Rep. Mick Mulvaney, (R-S.C.), and Rep. Bill Pascrell,(D-N.J.), debate the President Obama's plan to offer amnesty to some illegal immigrants. This is not an executive order, this is new law, counters Mulvaney. The system is broken, says Pascrell.

  • Amnesty push riles GOP     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    CNBC Contributors Jared Bernstein, and Sara Fagan, discuss President Obama's plan to take executive action on immigration. States are likely to sue the Obama administration, says Fagan. Congress isn't going to fix this, counters Bernstein.

  • Obama acts: What should immigrants do next? Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:53 AM ET
    President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants.

    Immigrants who may qualify for deportation protection should begin gathering documents that will help them prove eligibility. USA Today reports.

  • President Obama's immigration reform plan     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides highlights of President Obama's plan to grant amnesty to certain immigrants and the rift between the GOP over the issue.

  • US immigration system must be rationalized     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Tony Fratto, managing director at Hamilton Place Strategies says that immigrants in the US are "important parts of our economy" and that the US needs to find a way to "rationalize that system".

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Soon after President Barack Obama announced his immigration plans on Thursday evening, Democrats and Republicans who might be angling for his job in 2016 weighed in on an issue that is almost certain to be at the center of their campaigns. Hillary Clinton, who lost the Democratic nomination to Obama in 2008 and is expected to make a run to be the...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans who vow to fight his moves. In a White House speech, Obama rejected Republican arguments that his decision to bypass Congress...