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  • Analysis: Obama’s Immigration Legacy Will Be His Presidential Legacy

    What’s at stake is President Barack Obama’s legacy. Will the country’s first minority president be remembered for deporting 1.5 million people, a vast majority of them Latinos–the nation’s fastest-growing group? Or will Obama, the son of a woman from Kansas and a foreign student from Kenya, whose improbable rise to the White House was ushered… Read More »

    Jan 31, 2013
  • Legislation for doubling H-1B visa, make Green Card easier

    A bipartisan group of top US Senators has introduced legislation in the Senate aiming at several changes in immigration norms, including doubling of H-1B visa cap and establishing a market-based escalator. The other proposed measures include recapturing of unused Green Card numbers, eliminating country cap and recommending a series of new provisions to provide legal… Read More »

    Jan 31, 2013
  • U.S. immigration changes could lure foreign students away from Canada

    Promise of green cards could lure science students to U.S., compete with Canada Graduates of U.S. universities born outside America will be able to stay in the country if they earn a postgraduate degree in math, science or engineering. Although the New Yorker is surprisingly skeptical, a similar program is already in place in Canada, and… Read More »

    Jan 31, 2013
  • Shortage of skilled workers

    The South Texas economy is growing, our population is increasing and businesses are opening. It is a good time to be in South Texas. Driven by strong energy and industrial sectors, we must prepare for long-term economic development and an educated workforce to meet the needs of our booming economy. I am committed to increasing… Read More »

    Jan 28, 2013
  • Immigration rising to top of U.S. agenda

    Immigration reform — one of the country’s most contentious policy issues — is rising to the top of the national agenda as proposed changes start to take shape in Congress. The discussion will resonate on Long Island and other locales where population growth spurred by immigrants has fanned tensions over policing, housing and the unlawful… Read More »

    Jan 28, 2013
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