August 22, 2007 As the federal government steps up raids on businesses that employ illegal immigrants, officers are arresting people who have lived in the country for years, and may have American-born children. Guests discuss increased enforcement, and the changing politics of the immigration debate.
August 9, 2007 In a move to clamp down on illegal immigrants, the Bush administration is poised to announce new rules that would effectively require employers to fire workers if they use phony Social Security numbers. But employee and business groups fear the change could also hurt many legal workers.
July 31, 2007 U.S. officials say increased border security has resulted in fewer immigrants entering the country illegally. But a large number are dying as they attempt to get in. Recently, one group survived an attempt to cross the scorched terrain — mostly because they got caught.
July 30, 2007 Analysts say a surge in naturalizations has been spurred by Congress' failure to pass an immigration overhaul in recent years. Through May of this year, more than half a million people had filed forms to become citizens, up 60 percent from last year.
July 2, 2007 Proposed immigration legislation, backed by the President, is no more after falling short of key votes in the United States Senate. But the debate on what happens next is just beginning. Representatives from two minority advocacy groups discuss the long road ahead.
June 28, 2007 A bill that would have legalized millions of undocumented immigrants is dealt a death blow in the Senate. The move makes it unlikely that there will be action on the issue until after the 2008 elections.
June 26, 2007 The immigration bill survived a test vote Tuesday but has many miles to go. The Senate voted 64-35 to re-open debate on the measure. It now faces a series of amendments that threaten the delicate bipartisan balance struck by the bill's sponsors.
June 26, 2007 The revived measure needs 60 votes to move toward passage, with the Bush administration predicting a rare domestic policy victory by week's end.