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Pass the Bill!

By DAVID BROOKS Published: July 11, 2013 NYTimes It’s beginning to look as though we’re not going to get an immigration reform law this year. House Republicans are moving in a direction that will probably be unacceptable to the Senate majority and the White House. Conservative commentators like my friends Bill Kristol and Rich Lowry […]

Republicans should back a single-payer health-care system

By Jack Bernard Sunday, June 23, 2013 The Augusta Chronicle My party, the Republican Party, has staked out amazingly naïve positions on two of the key domestic issues facing us: immigration and health reform. These issues are intertwined. Health Affairs, one of the most influential professional health care journals, has published a new Medicare study, […]

The Worst of Both Worlds

By CHARLES M. BLOW Published: June 12, 2013 NYTimes Congress’s approval rating is abysmal. No news there. But it’s important to understand why. According to a Gallup poll released Wednesday, the reason most Americans disapprove of Congress isn’t because of a specific policy or bad ethical behavior but because of inaction and partisan gridlock. Americans […]

Redefining the language of health care

By Wayne Lowell | JUNE 10, 2013 Boston Globe at is about to get more challenging. According to the US Census, more than 55 million people speak a language other than English at home. In Massachusetts, the number is 1.2 million. In the City of Boston, one in three residents speak another language. At Cambridge-based […]

The Bill That Could Make or Break Our Economy

BY MARK WARNER June 8 2013 Mashable Comprehensive immigration reform will have a positive impact on Americans across the country. It will create a better system to retain the hardworking people who have helped to build our communities and to attract those who want to remake the American dream for a new generation. These small […]

Immigrants Subsidize, Rather Than Drain, Medicare

By JORDAN RAU NPR May 30, 201312:53 PM As Congress mulls changing America’s border and naturalization rules, a study finds that immigrant workers are helping buttress Medicare’s finances. Immigrants contribute tens of billions of dollars a year more than immigrant retirees use in medical services. “Immigrants, particularly noncitizens, heavily subsidize Medicare,” the researchers wrote in […]

How Immigration Hurdles Derail Startup Success

BY MANU KUMAR May 22 2013 Mashable fter graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, I started my first company with just $5,000. But soon, I faced immigration hurdles that almost forced me to return home to India. Had that happened, my story and my life today would be very different. Today, I’m able to help build […]

Poor Immigration Policy Threatens Bright Students

BY JEFFREY BUSSGANG May 22 2013 Mashable Recently, I testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce on the topic of immigration reform. I am a former entrepreneur turned venture capitalist at Flybridge Capital Partners and also teach entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School. Like many others, I am struck by how our current broken immigration […]

US immigration bill passes Senate panel

21 May 2013 Last updated at 21:32 ET BBC A sweeping immigration bill that would offer a chance of citizenship to millions living in the US illegally has taken a stride forward in Congress. A Senate panel voted 13-5 to back the measure, after a plan to allow people to sponsor same-sex partners for permanent […]

Bigotry against Jews and Muslims on the rise, says US

20 May 2013 Last updated at 15:12 ET BBC News Discrimination against Jews and Muslims is on the rise around the world, according to an annual US Department of State report. The findings for 2012 spoke of an increase in anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe and Asia. It also said there was growing anti-Semitism, especially in […]