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COMMENT - Comprehensive immigration reform in US may be defeated by House Republicans

10:21 31/05/2013
By Alex Owen Washington commentators are predicting that President Obama's promise to introduce sweeping immigration reform in his second term may be defeated by Republican members of Congress...

US Congress announces June vote on immigration reform

10:03 26/04/2013
The US Congress has announced that it will vote in June on the immigration reform bill prepared by the so-called 'Gang of Eight'. The Gang of Eight is made up of four Republicans and four Democrats...

US budget crisis impacts on immigration

19:10 05/03/2013
On Friday 1st March 2013, President Obama ordered swingeing cuts in US public spending after Congress failed yet again to agree a deal on public spending. The President's order will cut $85bn from...

US immigration could make E-Verify checks 'permanent and mandatory'

10:48 28/02/2013
Two new bills have been introduced in the US Congress this year which would make it compulsory for employers to use the E-Verify system before taking on new employees. E-Verify is a system that...

Alabama's anti-immigration law fails to increase jobs for US citizens

16:02 26/09/2012
A law introduced last year to crack down on illegal immigration in the US state of Alabama has failed to deliver the benefits for local people that its sponsors predicted, according to US government...

US state legislature passed fewer immigration laws this year

17:54 10/08/2012
A new study has found that US state legislatures passed fewer immigration laws this year; lawmakers' priorities focused on balancing budgets. In addition US courts debated how much authority state...

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