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New studies say immigration reform is too late to fix one long-term U.S. challenge

Immigration reform too late to fix one big problem, studies say (via The Christian Science Monitor) Copyright ImageClick to View A Mexican worker holds workers petition forms as he lines up outside the US Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico, before his working visa interview in 2007. Two studies say the flow…

New Senate immigration deal would include visas for 336,000 farm workers

Immigration reform: Farm-worker compromise brings bill a step closer to Senate floor (via The Christian Science Monitor) Copyright ImageClick to View A worker trims a Vidalia onion plant before planting its roots into the soil on a farm in Lyons, Ga. Immigration legislation aims to overhaul the nation’s agriculture worker…

Obama expects Senate immigration bill next month

US President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he expected the Senate would start debating comprehensive immigration reform next month, putting an optimistic spin on the legislation’s prospects. In an interview with the Univision Spanish-language television station, Obama praised a bipartisan group of Democratic and Republican senators working to come up…

Stall on immigration reform causes trouble on U.S. farms as growers seek workers and crops rot

Here’s a mess with no easy fix: American crops going unpicked — it’s backbreaking work Americans won’t touch — and poor migrants in need of work shying from it for fear of being abused. Creating a program for temporary farm workers from Mexico and other countries to work the land,…

Watch live: House Judiciary hearing on immigration reform

The House Judiciary Committee hears testimony on the opportunities for legal immigration and enforcement of laws against illegal immigration. Watch live, broadcast on Feb. 5. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Watch live: Obama announces immigration reform plan in Nevada

President Barack Obama discusses immigration reform at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Jan. 29. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Five reasons Republicans won’t win over Latino voters

Harry J Enten: If the GOP has decided to embrace immigration reform to bolster its electoral chances with Hispanic voters, it should think again Republicans may feel electoral pressure to vote for comprehensive immigration reform. They shouldn’t – at least in the short term. Latino voters are Democrats, and Republicans would gain…

Watch live: Senators talk about bipartisan immigration reform proposal

A bipartisan group of Senators holds a news conference at the Capitol to announce their agreement on an immigration reform proposal. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Jan. 28. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Watch live: Groups hold news event to urge immigration reform

eaders of civil-rights groups, labor leaders and others hold a news conference to call on President Obama and Congress to act on immigration reform. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Jan. 28. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy [Image via Shutterstock]…

White House says promised immigration push will begin next week

Immigration reform: White House says promised push begins next week President Obama will begin his push for sweeping reform of the nation’s immigration laws – a major campaign promise that was embraced by Latino voters in November – on Tuesday in Las Vegas, the White House announced on Friday. The…

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