Immigration http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Obama Wants To Pivot To Immigration Reform, But Can It Work? http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/obama-wants-pivot-immigration-reform-can-it-work Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>It may be hard to believe, but the agenda here in Washington does include a few items beyond trading punches over the healthcare law and its troubled website. Near the top of the list is immigration reform. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:59:31 +0000 Mara Liasson 34404 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Immigrant Investor Visa Popular With State Legislators, But Outside Their Control http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/immigrant-investor-visa-popular-state-legislators-outside-their-control <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/09/091313TB_Visas_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>There's a little known back door into the United States, available only to the affluent. It's called the immigrant investor visa -- or EB-5.<p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:27:00 +0000 Tom Banse 32457 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Immigrant Investor Visa Popular With State Legislators, But Outside Their Control Labrador Says Future Of Immigration Reform Rests On Senate's Willingness To Compromise http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/labrador-says-future-immigration-reform-rests-senates-willingness-compromise <p>Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador reacted today to the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/27/196328579/senate-approves-sweeping-immigration-overhaul-in-final-vote">Senate’s approval Thursday</a> of an immigration reform bill.&nbsp; The Republican congressman who made his living as an immigration attorney before being elected to the House in 2010 says he gives the Senate credit for framing the issue and addressing important aspects of the immigration debate.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:47:33 +0000 Scott Graf 28085 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Labrador Says Future Of Immigration Reform Rests On Senate's Willingness To Compromise Idaho Senator Crapo Predicts Future Of Immigration, Farm Bills http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-senator-crapo-predicts-future-immigration-farm-bills <p></p><p>Supporters of the Senate immigration bill got a boost today from the Congressional Budget Office.&nbsp; The CBO report says the bill would boost the economy and reduce federal deficits.&nbsp; But last night, the House approved an immigration bill increasing criminal penalties against anyone in the U.S. illegally.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:55:40 +0000 Samantha Wright & Associated Press 27620 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Senator Crapo Predicts Future Of Immigration, Farm Bills Immigration Group Rallies At Labrador’s Office, Meets With Congressman http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/immigration-group-rallies-labrador-s-office-meets-congressman <p></p><p>A group of about a dozen immigration rights supporters protested Monday outside Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador's Meridian office. They criticized Labrador’s decision last week to leave a group of House Democrats and Republicans who’ve worked for weeks on a bipartisan bill to reform immigration law.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:25:07 +0000 Scott Graf 27110 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Immigration Group Rallies At Labrador’s Office, Meets With Congressman Idaho Rep. Labrador Quits Congressional Immigration Reform Panel http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-rep-labrador-quits-congressional-immigration-reform-panel <p>Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador (R) quit a bipartisan House group working on immigration legislation.&nbsp;</p><p>He sent this tweet after his announcement:</p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I left Group of 8 <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23immigration">#immigration</a> talks today; after today's meeting, framework of bill had changed in a way that I could no longer support</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 23:45:47 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 26846 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Sen. Crapo: Americans Should Get First Pick Of Guest Worker Jobs http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/sen-crapo-americans-should-get-first-pick-guest-worker-jobs <p></p><p>Democratic and Republican senators have filed hundreds of amendments to an immigration bill in the U.S. Senate.&nbsp; Many amendments filed by Republicans aim to boost border security and add employment enforcement provisions. Supporters say in some cases the real intent is to kill the legislation.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 19:37:40 +0000 Samantha Wright & Associated Press 25269 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Sen. Crapo: Americans Should Get First Pick Of Guest Worker Jobs May Day Protests In Seattle Turn Ugly Again http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/may-day-protests-seattle-turn-ugly-again <p>May Day began peacefully in Seattle with a march for immigration reform. But in the evening, hundreds of protesters clashed with police.</p><p></p><p>Police used what they call “blast balls.” That’s a kind of explosive that also contains pepper spray.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 12:53:09 +0000 Deborah Wang 24929 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org May Day Protests In Seattle Turn Ugly Again Immigration Rally In Boise Looks To Idaho Congressman For Support http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/immigration-rally-boise-looks-idaho-congressman-support <p>A few hundred people rallied at a downtown park in Boise for immigration reform before marching to the Statehouse. As part of the national May Day rallies, Idaho labor unions, businesses and student groups came out in support of a U.S. Senate bill that would create a path to citizenship for immigrants who came to America illegally.&nbsp;</p><p>Cristina McNeil is with the Idaho Community Action Network. She says that lobbying Congressman Raul Labrador to pass comprehensive immigration reform is an important part of the struggle.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 02:48:51 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 24914 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Immigration Rally In Boise Looks To Idaho Congressman For Support At High Profile CPAC, Labrador Lays Out Immigration Plan http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/high-profile-cpac-labrador-lays-out-immigration-plan <p>Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador joined the GOP's biggest stars Thursday morning as thousands of conservatives and tea party activists gather&nbsp;near Washington DC.</p><p>The Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, offers Republican leaders a high-profile stage to talk about issues, including immigration.</p><p>Labrador told CPAC members that conservatives need a grander vision for immigration reform.&nbsp; He laid out a three-point plan.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:52:32 +0000 Samantha Wright 22460 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org At High Profile CPAC, Labrador Lays Out Immigration Plan Labrador Votes To Hold Attorney General Holder In Contempt http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/labrador-votes-hold-attorney-general-holder-contempt <p>The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.&nbsp;</p><p>Holder withheld documents from a congressional investigation into the failed border security operation knownas&ldquo;Fast and Furious.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 23:09:58 +0000 8978 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Labrador Votes To Hold Attorney General Holder In Contempt Gov. Otter: Illegal Immigration “Tremendous Expense” For Idaho http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/gov-otter-illegal-immigration-tremendous-expense-idaho <p>Idaho Governor C. L. &quot;Butch&quot; Otter (R) is in Utah Friday to meet with other chief executives from neighboring states.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s the first ever meeting of what&rsquo;s called the Rocky Mountain Roundtable.&nbsp; They discussed common issues like public lands, water resources, and endangered species.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 23:10:50 +0000 5112 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Gov. Otter: Illegal Immigration “Tremendous Expense” For Idaho