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  • Swiss set to vote in gold, immigration referendums Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    Switzerland's system of direct democracy gives citizens the right to force popular votes if they can gather enough signatures of support. Despite Switzerland's prosperity, some citizens see the country as under siege- from immigrants seeking work and from trading partners who have insisted in recent years that the Swiss dismantle their business model...

  • UK PM 'balanced' on EU immigration  Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron's speech on EU immigration was "carefully balanced", says Stephen Booth, research director at Open Europe.

  • UK's Cameron gets vocal on immigration  Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron's speech on EU immigration was a "political speech" to shut down the threat of immigration dominating the upcoming general election, says Ben Southwood, head of policy at the Adam Smith Institute.

  • Boris Johnson: Google attack won't impact trade  Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 12:47 AM ET

    Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, says he sees no reason why Europe's issue with Google may jeopardize trade relations between the U.S. and Europe

  • Health-care maze remains for the undocumented Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    Up to 5 million undocumented immigrants may find getting affordable health care tough despite a presidential executive order to stop deportations.

  • Investors to Obama: We need more foreign workers! Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    CNBC spoke to entrepreneurs, investors—and technology workers—who argue in favor of H-1B visa rules being liberalized.

  • America is losing the global start-up race Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    Obama's executive actions on immigration don't focus on a key start-up problem: Few skilled workers. Why innovators are bypassing the U.S.

  • Government shutdown looming?  Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    Discussing the likelihood of a House immigration bill, as well as a government shutdown before Christmas, with Ben White, Politico.

  • US, Turkey stay at odds over ISIS, Syria Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 2:59 PM ET

    Top officials from the U.S. and Turkey emerged from a meeting offering no indication that the two countries had bridged their differences.

  • Kudlow: What about the brainiacs? Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 10:07 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in Washington, on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

    Obama’s failure to address the high-skilled visa problem is a huge mistake, says Larry Kudlow.

  • President Barack Obama' s executive action easing the threat of deportation for 4.7 million undocumented immigrants is unlikely to cover many of those eligible because of practical hurdles, immigration lawyers said. Only 44 percent of the 1.2 million eligible immigrants under the 2012 order had been approved after two years, according to the Migration...

  • LAS VEGAS, Nov 21- President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote. With many Americans skeptical of his decision to bypass Congress and impose an immigration...

  • Chuck Todd: Immigration politics complicated  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    Discussing disconnect in Washington. D.C. following President Obama's executive action, with "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd.

  • Immigration battle builds  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    President Obama is on the road to build support for the executive action order he outlined regarding immigration, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Zandi: Immigration critical to long-term growth  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 3:18 PM ET

    Discussing whether President Obama's executive action on immigration will depress wages, with Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics, and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Business boon from immigration plan: Expert  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    Professor and historian Andrew Sandoval-Strausz, is the author of "Latino Landscapes." He discusses the lower regulatory burden to small business from President Obama's new immigration plans.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 21- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Friday that President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration had sabotaged chances for bipartisan legislation and vowed to lead a fight to block the order. Obama is set to sign the order, the biggest U.S. immigration changes in a decade, later on Friday at a high school in Las...

  • 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...