illegal immigration

Why Smart Investors Should Support Immigration Reform

For the first time in a generation, there seems to be political will on both sides of the aisle to pass new immigration legislation. It's an issue generally framed as a political or cultural one, but it has profound consequences for investors, businesses and the whole U.S. economy.

Obama Signs $600 Million Border Security Bill

The new law will beef up armed patrols and increase funding for unmanned drones hunting for illegal immigrants crossing the border between Mexico and the U.S. President Obama will sign the measure "as soon as possible."

The Immigration Ruling: How Judge Bolton Made Her Calls

In short, she found that federal law trumps the struck-down parts of Arizona's law because they imposed burdens on legal immigrants that only the federal government can impose, and because the law would force the U.S. government to reallocate resources away from its priorities, something states can't do.

Immigration and Unemployment: A Toxic Mix

Polls are showing that the link between the 8 million jobs lost during the Great Recession and the hostile attitude toward immigrants cannot be ignored. These conjoined problems are adding to the pressure to overhaul immigration policies -- and to create new jobs.

Legal Briefing: Novartis Settles Sex Discrimination Case

Pharmaceutical giant Novartis lost a huge gender discrimination case in May, and faced $250 million in punitive damages, plus possibly hundreds of millions more in compensatory damages. Rather than deal with years of appeals, both sides settled Wednesday for $152 million.

Obama Offers a Framework for Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama outlined some key principles that he believes can lead to comprehensive immigration reform legislation and tighter border security for America in a speech on Thursday.

Will Curbing Illegal Immigration Harm the Economy?

Most Americans agree the nation's immigration policy needs revamping -- but disagree on whether undocumented workers help or hurt the economy. Clearing up common misconceptions would help in developing the appropriate policy changes.

High Court to Rule on Arizona's Other Immigration Law

Though the recently passed Arizona law empowering police to detain suspected illegal immigrants has gotten more attention, on Monday the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to rule on a different, but extremely important Arizona immigration law, one that punishes employers for hiring illegal immigrants.

Is the Best Way to Fight Illegal Immigration to Do Very Little?

The number of unauthorized people living in the U.S. fell for a second straight year to 10.8 million between January 2008 and January 2009. The reason for the decline is simple: fewer jobs. The tricky part is bringing those who remain out from the underground.

The most expensive fence in the U.S.

As my husband is training for the Border Patrol right now (the reason: steady job and good government benefits in a bad economy) and we'll be moving...