In New York and New Jersey, piecing back together the communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy will be a daunting task. And who will do the hard work? History suggests immigrants are likely to play a major role.
Officials in New York and New Jersey are doing their best to make sure people in areas hit hard by Sandy can vote Tuesday. But some immigrant residents on a tight budget might not want to use precious gasoline to get to the polls.
How much does it cost to produce a barrel of oil? Ask an oilman and he'll likely give you a dollar amount. Ask somebody who studies biophysical economics, which combines the disciplines of biology and economics, and you'll get a more nuanced response.
Mitt Romney has a two-fold challenge with many Latino voters: try to convince them that he can fix America's broken immigration system, and that President Obama has failed them. But Romney runs a risk calling attention to problems.
A federal government program was introduced in 2000 to provide special visas for undocumented immigrants who are victims of crimes. But in order to receive the visa, immigrants need to be certified as having been victims of crimes and been cooperative with authorities. And in Maricopa County, that's become increasingly difficult.
For Filipinos in the US, there's a quick way to go home -- eating at a Jollibee. It's fast food -- hamburgers, hotdogs, shakes, but with a Filipino flavor. Reporter Aurora Almendral of Feet in 2 Worlds reports from a Jollibee in Jersey City, New Jersey.
The United States needs to focus less on building U.S. manufacturing jobs, a laudable goal to be sure, and more on retaining the entrepreneurs that are educated in her universities. That's the argument author Vivek Wadhwa makes and he says the solution is simple: more visas.
Man and woman with baby in front of house
Between their religion and their generally conservative culture, Mitt Romney ought to have a lock on their vote. But many in the Latino Mormon community are torn between voting for a fellow Mormon — and their dislike of his immigration policies.
American political candidates seem to be having a hard time making the connection between green energy and climate change this campaign season. Take the case of Republican Congressman Joe Heck, who is in a tight re-election contest in Southern Nevada.
We may be wrapping up the largest immigration wave in modern times: One professor is trying to collect and preserve the artifacts of this hidden migration before the clues completely disappear.

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