Last week, the AFL-CIO, the largest labor union in the country, and the US Chamber of Commerce finally reached a deal on the amount of visas that will be granted to guest workers, once immigration legislation is introduced and hopefully passed. During the last attempt to pass immigration reform in 2007, one of the main … Continue reading
Author Archives: Cindy Delgado
What Senator Rand Paul Got Sort of Right on Immigration Reform
Last week, Senator Rand Paul spoke out on behalf of immigration reform. His proposal for reform surprised many, as he usually takes a more conservative stance on social issues. However, it’s apparent that even some of the most conservative factions of the GOP are realizing that it is not a smart move to be on … Continue reading
Immigration and the Economy: The Reason For Reform
Today, the consensus is that our immigration system is in dire need of reform. However, there are still those who do not wish to acknowledge the precedence that this matter should take. Apart from being merely a matter of doing the right thing, it is crucial to understand that some sort of earned legal status … Continue reading
Why Should the US Continue to Increase Investments in Mexico?
For one very simple reason- it’s the right thing to do. Now, in saying that, I really mean that it’s the right move to make. While true altruism is something that exists only in the figments of the most optimistic imaginations, it’s important to note the benefits that the US’ continued investment in Mexico could … Continue reading
A Portrait of the Emerging Mexican Middle Class
For a country whose reputation has been eclipsed by widespread reports of brutal killings and what appears to be an incessant drug war, there is another story that has been kept largely under wraps. This story is that of Mexico’s emerging middle class. The international community’s perception of Mexico has generally been one of a … Continue reading
Mexico: The New Industrial Giant
Although it seems as if almost every consumer good is manufactured in China, in recent years, China has found an unlikely competitor in our neighbor to the south, Mexico. With the drug war raging in Mexico, it may be hard to believe that it is proving to be worthy competition for China’s position as the … Continue reading
Why Should Increased Border Security Precede Immigration Reform?
Last week, a bipartisan group of Senators known as the “gang of eight” unveiled the framework for an immigration plan that will put more than 11 million undocumented immigrants on the path to legal status. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is fronting the coalition on the Right, which includes key players such as John McCain (R-AZ), … Continue reading
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