To Fix The U.S. Economy, Fix Immigration
Washington tends to have a narrow view of what counts as “economic policy.” Anything we do to the tax code is in. So is any stimulus we pass, or any deficit reduction we try. Most of this mistakes the federal budget for the economy. The truth is, the most important piece of economic policy we pass -- or don’t pass -- in 2013 may be something we don’t think of as economic policy at all: immigration reform.
As Washington Debates Immigration, Families Deal With Life After Deportation
From Fox News
At the center of an immigration debate that has consumed and polarized Washington, are thousands of families dealing with the emotional and financial havoc after a member of the family is deported.
According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, more than 200,000 undocumented immigrants deported between 2010 and early fall 2012 claim to have children who are U.S. Citizens. An El Paso woman, who only agreed to an interview with Fox News Latino on the condition of anonymity, said her husband was deported across the border to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, over a year ago.
“It’s tearing the family apart,” the woman said
Americans Like Social Security and are Willing to Pay to Keep it
Most Americans think it’s important to preserve adequate Social Security benefits for younger generations — and they may even be willing to pay more taxes to get that assurance, a new survey finds. The survey, released Thursday by the nonprofit National Academy of Social Insurance, found that about eight in 10 Americans think it is critical to support Social Security even if it means that working Americans have to pay more in taxes. A slightly higher percentage of the 2,000 people surveyed said they think it’s critical to save Social Security even if wealthy people have to pay more.