immigration law

Immigrants Prove Highly Profitable for Private Prison Companies

The U.S. is locking up more illegal immigrants than ever, generating lucrative profits for the nation's largest prison companies, and an AP review shows the businesses have spent tens of millions of dollars lobbying lawmakers and contributing to campaigns.

The Lawsuits That Could Unravel American Apparel

The renegade clothing maker and retailer led by the outrageous Dov Charney faces high-drama legal problems worthy of a daytime soap: sexual harassment suits, a wage-and-hour suit, immigration problems and shareholder suits. But federal probes into accounting issues could be the biggest threats to its existence.

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.