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New Immigration policy may save 300,000 from deportation
Posted: Aug 19, 2011 10:24 PM
Updated: Aug 22, 2011 1:10 PM
Karma Dickerson, KNDO reporter
YAKIMA, Wash- The Obama administration announced Thursday that hundreds of thousands of people facing deportation may get to stay in the country.
Advocates Urge Easier Visa Policies To Boost Startups
by WENDY KAUFMAN
As the economy continues to sputter, many policymakers are looking to entrepreneurs to create new jobs. And many foreign-born, highly skilled entrepreneurs want to come to the United States and stay here, but immigration laws and policies haven't made that easy.
In an effort to change that, the White House recently announced more flexible policies for granting visas. But many innovation experts say the changes aren't enough.
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The United States of Unemployment
There are 13.9 million unemployed people in the U.S. – and that just counts those looking for work. That works out to 9.1% of the labor force, the widely publicized unemployed rate.
But here are a few more ways to look at it.
There are more unemployed people in the U.S. than there are people in the state of Illinois, the fifth largest state.
America's jobless crisis has been going on so long that the raw numbers have lost much of their power to convey the severity of the problem. The Wall Street Journal's David Wessel has found a clever new way to get at the issue.
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Immigration activists flooded into a public hearing and confronted an Immigration and Customs Enforcement official in Virginia to protest a program they say is heavy-handed and a threat to public safety.