September 18, 2013 The debate can be heard across borders. Foreign workers are now finding jobs in highly homogeneous countries such as South Korea. But in other rapidly aging countries such as Japan, policymakers are wary of allowing immigrant labor.
August 29, 2013 The Dutch social affairs minister warned recently about the negative consequences of immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania. The debate comes as the Netherlands — and Europe — still feels the effects of the global recession.
August 8, 2013 The activists, who were brought to the U.S. as children, were allowed in the country to await a court hearing on their asylum application. The road, however, is bound to be long. Asylum cases can take years to come before a judge.
August 7, 2013 KUOWOne of the nation's largest herb producers once relied heavily on undocumented labor, but has learned some hard lessons since an immigration crackdown. He says transitioning to a legal workforce was well worth it, but that navigating a cumbersome foreign worker program has been challenging.
July 30, 2013 Big Money often gets what it wants in Washington. But when it comes to the immigration debate, there are no guarantees of success.
July 29, 2013 The Center for Immigration Studies is happy to court controversy in the current debate over immigration. The influential Washington think tank favors greater immigration restrictions. But when a Morning Edition story called the group "decidedly right-wing," it rightfully objected.
July 23, 2013 The ordinance gained national attention in 2006, when many jurisdictions passed tough laws against illegal immigrants. The legal fight cost the city of 29,000 residents at least $6 million.
July 10, 2013 A closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill solidifies the House GOP's opposition to a Senate bill that includes a path to citizenship. One House Republican says there's "almost unanimous agreement" that the bill is "fatally flawed."
June 27, 2013 There's enough recent evidence to suggest that strong bipartisan support for legislation in the Senate doesn't necessarily lead to a similar result in the House.
June 27, 2013 In addition to putting millions of immigrants who illegally entered the United States on a path to citizenship, the bill includes measures that would punish employers who take advantage of immigrant workers, as well as provisions for border security. It remains to be seen how the immigration bill will be greeted in the House of Representatives.
June 21, 2013 Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a potential Republican presidential candidate, has transformed from hero to suspect in the eyes of many on the right.
June 20, 2013 Like the contest between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, the effort to pass a comprehensive immigration bill in Congress is proving wildly unpredictable.
June 18, 2013 House Speaker John Boehner strongly suggested he would abide by the Hastert rule on immigration legislation, meaning no floor vote unless a majority of House Republicans backed the bill.
June 14, 2013 Calling for reform of America's immigration laws, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said, "Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families." His speech stressed immigrants' role in America's economic future.