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Child immigration to US causes 'urgent humanitarian situation'

12:04 19/06/2014
There has been a huge increase in the number of unaccompanied children arriving on the United States border with Mexico. President Obama has declared this 'an urgent humanitarian situation' and has...

US Democrats press for vote on comprehensive immigration reform bill

16:34 04/04/2014
Democrats in the lower house of the US Congress are to use a very infrequently used procedure to try to force a vote on immigration reform. The Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives...

Hispanics become largest ethnic group in California

14:16 27/03/2014
Research suggests that the Hispanic community will become the largest single ethnic grouping in California during March 2014. It is expected that Hispanics will then make up 39% of the population...

Immigrant sells WhatsApp to Facebook for $19bn

12:03 24/02/2014
Jan Koum, a Ukrainian who settled in the US, has sold his WhatsApp mobile app to Facebook for $19bn. Mr Koum, 37, left Ukraine for the US when with his mother he was 16. His story is a classic 'rags-...

American Apparel pays $4.8m to investors misled over immigrant workers

19:41 10/02/2014
The American clothing company American Apparel has paid $4.8m to settle a claim brought by shareholders in the US Federal Court in New York. The shareholders claimed that American Apparel had risked...

US Representative Issa says immigration reform is unlikely in 2014

14:44 15/01/2014
A member of the lower house of the US Congress, the House of Representatives, Darrell Issa,has told journalists that he does not think that immigration reform will pass in the US in 2014 because...

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