immigration reform

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.

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.

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.

The Growing Backlash Against Arizona's Immigration Law

Since it passed a controversial immigration law, Arizona has been the subject of a furious war of words -- and now the attacks have begun to hit it in the wallet as cities across the country are instituting economic sanctions against the state. The latest move comes from Los Angeles, where the city council voted on Wednesday to slash economic ties with the state.