Month: August 2014

White House meets with big businesses to discuss immigration

Officials from the White House recently began talks with business leaders to discuss the immigration crisis and President Barack Obama’s possible use of executive action to address the issue. According to Politico, President Obama was going to use his authority to take executive action on delaying deportations for the country’s undocumented immigrants and to make changes …

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Anti-immigration tensions hurt America’s agriculture industry

The debate over immigration doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon, and as the gridlock between the two major political parties continues, it’s America’s agricultural industry that will suffer significantly. There are more than 20,000 farms in the U.S. that employ more than 435,000 immigrants each year. Thousands of seasonal immigrant laborers are …

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The effect of immigration on the U.S. economy

As President Barack Obama mulls over the possibility of taking executive action to address the country’s immigration crisis, the Economic Policy Institute released information on the myths that have been associated with undocumented immigrants and the U.S. economy. Here are a look at five effects immigrants have on the economy: The report by the Economic …

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Immigration could decide congressional race in Colorado

With 20 percent of its residents identifying as Latino and its schoolchildren hailing from a remarkable 130 different nations, Colorado’s 6th Congressional District is among the most diverse in the entire United States. These factors considered, it should come as no surprise that immigration reform may be one of the most prominent issues in the …

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Advocates defending law to grant children immigration hearings

Immigrant advocacy groups are encouraging Congress to reject the portion of the Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviation National Emergency Act that would fail to given unaccompanied minors immigration hearings. According to the Los Angeles Times, an immigration reform law has yet to be approved by Congress, and both parties have expressed the country’s need to …

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The political risks of using executive action on immigration

In the midst of the immigration crisis, President Barack Obama has acknowledged his consideration of using executive action that could lead to a delay in deportations for undocumented immigrants. According to MSNBC, there is a political firestorm that could result from such action and dramatically change the landscape of Congress following the midterm elections that …

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