Int'l Little Leaguers Visit U.S., Play, Leave

The recently completed Little League World Series provides a great example of how the U.S. visa...

Joe Guzzardi

The Immigration Tipping Point

For decades many Americans were ambivalent about immigration. The false arguments made by the...

Michael W. Cutler

Anchor Baby Category Wider Than Most Realize

Denying citizenship to anchor babies, a concept under heated discussion on the presidential...

Joe Guzzardi

Summer 2015: American Youth Shut Out for Another Year

A website that specializes in placing temporary foreign-born workers in summer jobs inadvertently...

Joe Guzzardi

CAPS Position on Health Care Coverage

CAPS firmly believes that working Americans are entitled to health insurance coverage for contraception.  A case now before the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether private corporations can obtain an exemption from the Contraceptive Mandate of the Affordable Care Act. While we support everyone's right to their own beliefs, we do not believe that employers should be able to deprive their employees of health care coverage for birth control.

Is the world running out of space?

Rachel Nuwer
September 1, 2015
The BBC

Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street crossing or sharing breathing space with sweaty strangers crammed into a London Tube train. Yet our claustrophobia-inducing numbers are only set to grow.
 

How Much Does Our Social Safety Net Cost? $742 Billion a Year and Rising


By Eric Pianin
September 1, 2015
The Fiscal Times

With roughly a sixth of the U.S. population living in poverty and many more struggling to stay out of it, the federal social safety net has evolved in recent years into an extraordinarily costly and wide-ranging assortment of spending and tax measures.
 

Kate Steinle Slaying Prompts Bay Area Counties to Cooperate with Immigration Officials

Tracey Kaplan
August 31, 2015
San Jose Mercury News

The fate of a 31-year-old illegal immigrant from Nicaragua with a history of domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon rested entirely on where he was recently caught in the Bay Area.

Death of San Francisco Woman Leads to Bill on Deporting Felons

By Kurt Chirbas
August 28, 2015
The Los Angeles Times

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez is accusing of killing 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle.

How Donald Trump Turned the immigration Debate from Reform to 'Anchor Babies'

Kate Linthicum
August 27, 2015
The Los Angeles Times
At a recent anti-immigrant rally in the Inland Empire, where activists stood on a street corner chanting, “Help America, not illegals,” several sported the same white T-shirt. On it, in large blue letters, was a name: “Trump.”

The U.S. is Choking on its Traffic and it’s Going to get Worse

Ashley Halsey III
August 26, 2015
The Washington Post

The United States is choking on its traffic, with the average driver losing 42 hours a year in the bumper-to-bumper grind and a drain on the economy costing $160 billion, according to a new report.

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