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In immigration news: Lawmakers push for highly-skilled visas, Asian American reform priorities, lateral deportation, more

Dell Opens New R&D Center In Silicon Valley And Holds Career Fair

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The Dell logo is displayed on the exterior of the new Dell research and development facility on October 19, 2011 in Santa Clara, Calif. Some lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are putting pressure on the Obama administration to bring in more highly skilled workers, including tech industry workers.

Lawmakers, entrepreneurs push immigration proposals ahead of State of the Union - Washington Post From the story: "A group of entrepreneurs and legislators is urging President Obama to put particular emphasis on bringing more highly skilled, foreign-born individuals into the country, as calls for broad immigration reform grow louder."

Asian American priorities for immigration reform - The Hill An opinion piece by two Asian American California lawmakers. Among the priorities is dealing with lengthy visa backlogs affecting Asian immigrants; some are forced to wait more than two decades to be reunited with the family members sponsoring them.

ABC, Univision announce name of joint venture aimed at growing Latino audience - Washington Post ABC and Univision are launching a joint venture that "will provide English-language news programming aimed at the growing Latino demographic." And the name of that joint venture is: Fusion. 

Do illegal immigrants actually hurt the U.S. economy? - New York Times From the piece: "Illegal immigration does have some undeniably negative economic effects. Similarly skilled native-born workers are faced with a choice of either accepting lower pay or not working in the field at all."

Lateral deportation: Migrants crossing the Mexican border fear a trip sideways - Washington Post The program began a decade ago with the goal of reducing migrant deaths in the border desert by repatriating  people elsewhere: "An illegal migrant apprehended in the mountains outside Nogales, Ariz., for example, could be processed and transferred by bus or flight to Brownsville, Tex."

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