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  • "The status quo is unacceptable," said Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ), discussing the likelihood of passing immigration reform in both Houses of Congress, while "eleven million people" remain living in the shadows.

  • The Senate voted this afternoon to pass an amendment to the immigration reform bill. National Review's Robert Costa has the details of the bill: Betsy McCaughey, Former NY Lieutenant Governor, says this "is a corrupt bill"; and Tamar Jacoby, ImmigrationWorks USA, says the real way to get control of immigration is in the workplace.

  • We Need to Pass Immigration Bill: Nikpour     Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    The Senate is going to vote on its immigration bill next week. Noelle Nikpour, Republican strategist, and author of "Branding America," provides perspective. "The GOP has a problem with reaching out to Hispanics," she says.

  • House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), discusses the Senate's immigration bill, and his thoughts on the NSA surveillance program.

  • Price Tag for Border Fencing Hard to Pin Down Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 2:47 PM ET
    A segment of the the border fence separating the U.S. from Mexico.

    A plan for 700 more miles of fencing along the southwest US border—part of a immigration-bill deal forged in the Senate this week—would come with a mammoth and unpredictable price.

  • Senate Immigration Bill Boosted by Border Deal Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 7:39 AM ET
    U.S. Border Patrol agent Ryan Bell looks for drug smugglers along the Rio Grande.

    Immigration legislation offering citizenship to millions is swiftly gaining ground following a bipartisan agreement on dramatic steps aimed at securing the border with Mexico.

  • Agreement Nears for Billions for Border Security Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 9:24 AM ET
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent stands at the border fence in Nogales, Ariz.

    Key senators say they are closing in on a bipartisan compromise to spend tens of billions of dollars to stiffen the immigration bill's border security requirements.

  • Taxpayers Fronting Obama Vacation     Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    The Washington Post reports President Obama's trip to Africa could cost between $60-100 million. Bill Burton, Former Deputy White House Press Secretary, and Robert Costa, National Review, discuss.

  • Is Immigration Pro-Growth?     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    Public opinion has shifted on the IRS scandal, and the Senate voted against an immigration proposal. CNBC's Seema Mody reports on tonight's headlines. George Gilder, The Discovery Institute, weighs in.

  • 7-Eleven Franchisees Charged     Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 2:10 PM ET

    Federal agents raided 14 "7-Eleven" stores on Long Island as part of an investigation into "human smuggling." CNBC's Andrea Day, offers insight and the "Street Signs" crew reacts.

  • Deals for Industries, Immigrants in Senate Bill Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 6:27 AM ET
    Capitol Building

    The massive immigration overhaul working its way through the Senate is peppered with benefits for specific industries and immigrant groups like this.

  • Case Backs 'Lolly Wolly Doodle' Startup     Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    Steve Case, Revolution chairman & CEO, discusses why he invested $20 million in a North Carolina company. He also explains why he supports immigration reform that makes it easier to U.S. companies to recruit foreign talent.

  • Sen. Graham: No Immigration Reform, No Budget Deal Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 9:02 PM ET
    Senators, dubbed the "Gang of Eight," hold a news conference on immigration legislation.

    In an exclusive interview with Larry Kudlow, Sen. Lindsey Graham says there will be no chance for a budget deal without passing comprehensive immigration reform.

  • NSA's 'Big Brother' Nation?     Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    Discussing the fate of the NSA's surveillance program, and immigration laws, with Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R); and Robert Costa, National Review.

  • Ryan on Immigration: 'We're Going to Need People'     Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood talks to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) about the immigration debate and the possibilities for a path to citizenship.

  • Immigration Reform Meets Border Protection     Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Cargill CEO Gregory Page discusses how to align immigration reform with security and safety issues, as well as China's appetite for global food deals.

  • Rep. Van Hollen: Budget Reform in 'Limbo'     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    Rep. Chris Van Hollen, (D-MD), reveals his thoughts on raising the debt ceiling, and explains why it makes sense to invest in the nation's infrastructure and get immigration reform passed through Congress.

  • Sen. Corker: 'Fiscal Fatigue' Has Set In     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
    After working four years as a construction superintendent, corker started his own construction company, Bencor, with $8,000. In 1999, he purchased the Osborne Building Corporation and the Stone Fort Land Company, the two largest real estate companies in Chattanooga, making him the largest private landowner in Hamilton County, Tenn.  Corker is the junior United States Senator from Tennessee. Before his election to the Senate in 2006, he served as mayor of Chattanooga from 2001 to 2005.

    Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), shares his views on why the government should get its fiscal house in order through entitlement and tax reform, privatizing intelligence gathering, and implementing GSE reform.

  • Vote Nears on Fiercely Debated US Immigration Bill Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 7:04 AM ET
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks along a section of the recently constructed fence at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    The U.S. Senate is preparing to cast the first votes in the full Senate on a landmark bill that offers the best chance in decades to remake the nation's immigration system.

  • How Immigration Reform Could Boost Real Estate Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 7:57 AM ET
    An immigration activist holds up a sign outside the Capitol during a rally.

    Current U.S. residents, newly legalized, under the immigration bill being debated in Congress, would generate $500 billion in real estate transactions and $25 billion in mortgage income, says a Hispanic realty group.