About 8.5 million of the 11-plus million unauthorized immigrants living in the US are in the workforce, accounting for about 5 percent of all workers. Almost none of them want to be unauthorized—they either have no way to attain legal status, or the pathway to legal status is so onerous that they believe they are better off remaining unauthorized.
Central American migration issues require a response that secures our border, supports our partners, and addresses the root causes of instability.
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Recent reports demonstrate a growing Iranian influence in South America, including countries such as Venezuela and Bolivia, by their acting as advisors on how to form civilian militias and funding secret military sites. The news come simultaneously as the U.S. continue its nuclear negotiations in Switzerland, and some critics say the threat of Iran is being downplayed by the Obama administration.
Irregularities in El Salvador’s recent elections call into question the wisdom of President Obama’s decision to offer the nation $277 million in aid.
Plagued by scandal, the Kirchner administration cannot end soon enough for many Argentines.
The scandal involving Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras poses a growing threat to President Dilma Rousseff’s government.
The prospect of a gold rush for American businesses in Cuba has generated support for the plan to scrap the US embargo.
For Obama to salvage his new Cuba approach, his team will have to develop and implement an actual strategy that measures up to his rhetoric without letting down American interests and ideals.