Immigration reform is once again a hot-button issue in the nation's capitol, with some lawmakers urging a delay in the wake of the Boston bombings, while others like Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) say the recent terror attacks highlight a need to fix a broken immigration system.Many proposed ideas include securing the borders more thoroughly, creating a pathway for children, and enforcing existing laws. A plan proposed by former Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, Edward Lazear, actually involves paying for U.S. citizenship."At first blush it sounds crazy but here's why it's not: these things should be allocated appropriately, meaning we get the right people coming in, both in terms of skills and ability to contribute entrepreneurship," he said. "We want the system to be fair, and we have the problem of 12 million people here illegally…we believe if you sold the right to become a citizen it would deal with all three of these in a better way than the current system."Lazear ...
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WSJ editorial page deputy editor Dan Henninger on the need for lawmakers to come up with a budget plan.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, (R-SC), on the budget talks and immigration reform.
FBN's Rich Edson breaks down Rep. Ryan's budget plan.
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WSJ senior economics writer Steve Moore on Americans’ approval rating of Congress and budget talks. .
FBN’s Stuart Varney sounds off on the need for limits to government entitlements.
Rep. Greg Walden, (R-Ore.), on efforts to reach a budget compromise.
Former Federal Reserve Senior Economist Kevin Hassett, First Trust Advisors Chief Economist Brian Wesbury and Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel on the budget negotiations.
Rep. Todd Rokita, (R-Ind.), on the budget negotiations.
Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Diana Furchtgott-Roth on the budget negotiations.
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Former Rep. Allen West, (R-Fla.), discusses whether the Kentucky Senator is the future of the Republican Party.
Omnivest Co-President and Chief Investment Officer Tom Sowanick on whether there’s more room for stocks to go up, and what is affecting consumer sentiment.
FNC's Julie Roginsky weighs in on the falling approval rating of President Obama.