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CNBC's Eamon Javers reports 8 senators offered a bipartisan proposal to overhaul immigration; and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) offers insight on the plan. Mark Hannah, Democratic Political analyst; Robert Costa, National Review; and Phil Musser, New Frontier Strategy, weigh in.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports 8 senators offered a bi-partisan proposal to overhaul immigration that addresses employment verification and green cards for advanced degrees. The Senators hope the law could pass by late spring or summer of this year.
WASHINGTON, Jan 28- Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate hope to put immigration reform legislation on a fast-track, possibly passing a bill by the middle of this year, Senator Charles Schumer of New York said on Monday.
A bipartisan group of senators put forth a plan to tackle immigration reform. Tamar Jacoby, ImmigrationWorks USA president, explains why this proposal could create a positive jolt for the U.S. economy.
OTTAWA, Jan 24- Foreign innovators who want to set up new companies in Canada will be able to immigrate under a new start-up visa program that Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said on Thursday was the first of its kind in the world.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 24- San Francisco- based entrepreneur Garrett Johnson is usually too busy with his messaging start-up for much travel, but one issue has inspired him to cross the country: immigration reform.
WASHINGTON, Jan 21- A confident President Barack Obama kicked off his second term on Monday with an impassioned call for a more inclusive America that rejects partisan rancor and embraces immigration reform, gay rights and the fight against climate change.
*New law would prevent suspects from leaving Canada. Canada condemned the attack and said it was seeking more details from the Algerian authorities.
*President issues 23 actions sidestepping Congress. WASHINGTON, Jan 17- During the past two years as his frustration with a "dysfunctional" Congress has grown, President Barack Obama has resorted to bypassing the legislative branch as he did on Wednesday to implement tighter gun control laws.
LONDON, Jan 16- Britain's Prime Minster David Cameron is expected to spell out his plans to renegotiate his country's relationship with the European Union in a speech on Friday.
WASHINGTON, Jan 13- President Barack Obama is forging ahead on a wide-ranging plan to overhaul the U.S. immigration system early this year, including a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country, the New York Times reported on Sunday.
*Group seeks to slow spending on Medicare, Social Security. Donohue, in the chamber's 2013 "state of American business" address, said the upcoming budget fights in Congress should be addressed mainly by "controlling deficit spending through common sense entitlement reform."
WASHINGTON, Jan 4- After a brutal "fiscal cliff" battle, President Barack Obama's looming budget confrontation with Congress threatens to sharply curtail his second-term agenda and limit his ambitions on priorities such as immigration reform and gun control.
The new Congress is set to take a fresh crack at many old, and highly contentious, issues. Among them: gun control, immigration, the record debt, tax reform and the farm bill. Here's a look.
*Immigration reform, economic growth top Obama to-do list. WASHINGTON, Dec 30- President Barack Obama is pledging to focus in his second term on immigration reform, boosting economic growth through infrastructure repair and energy policies that nod to environmental protection.
CNBC's John Harwood takes a look at the Obama administration's top three agenda items in 2013.
*6,000 gas heaters airlifted to Jordan to combat cold. ZAATARI, Jordan, Dec 16- One-year-old Ali Ghazawi, born with a heart defect, faced a battle for survival even before his family fled Syria's civil war. It was a struggle he lost two weeks ago in the bitter winter cold of a tented refugee camp in north Jordan.
SALAMINA, Greece, Dec 6- Egyptian immigrant Waleed Taleb says demanding his unpaid wages in Greece came at a heavy price; 18 hours chained and beaten by his boss, a stint in jail and orders to leave the country he calls home.
WASHINGTON, Nov 30- A bill to create a permanent visa program for foreigners with advanced science and technical degrees cleared the House of Representatives on Friday, the latest salvo in the broader fight over U.S. immigration reform. Broadly, both parties agree on the benefits of helping science and technology experts stay in the United States.
WASHINGTON, Nov 30- A bill to create a permanent visa program for foreigners with advanced science and technical degrees cleared the House of Representatives on Friday, the latest salvo in the broader fight over U.S. immigration reform.