Monday, March 25, 2013

Immigration politics heat up in UK and US

David Cameron takes a hard line on immigration to the UK in a speech today:
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves number 10 Downing Street, in central London March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Winning
But the prime minister's office was having trouble backing up claims of the cost of immigrants to the National Health Service (NHS):

Cameron's speech was also critiqued in the Daily Telegraph:

Meanwhile, in the U.S., Facebook found Mark Zuckerberg is forming a group to push for immigration reform:

And President Obama gave a speech today calling for debate on an immigration reform bill by April:

However, there are reports that a dispute between labor and business interests may hold up the Senate reform bill: