Immigration reform

Reform would hurt the job market One of the consequences of immigration reform is typified by the woman in the article who intends to use her new legal status to quit cleaning houses and look for better-paying jobs to support her family. [“Seattle latest stop in national fast for immigration o

House OKs college aid for young illegal immigrants

House OKs college aid for young illegal immigrants Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 6:06 pm, Wednesday, March 13, 2013 SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a measure making young illegal immigrants eligible for state college financial ...

Microsoft proposes immigration reform for more STEM workers

We strongly support The Seattle Times’ endorsement of Microsoft's STEM immigration proposal [ “Heed Microsoft on immigration reform ,” Editorials, Dec. 18]. It is long overdue and necessary to attract qualified workers in the science and tech sectors of our economy while at the same time providing grant moneys in those fields.

Military spending: Opportunity costs

The story in today's Seattle Times about China overtaking the United States as the world's largest trading nation fits nicely with my Sunday column about the need for America to kick its military spending jones and make the transition to a peacetime economy. To be sure, China has an advantage in low labor costs and an economic model that emphasizes stealth protectionism (one that resembles ...

Focus on policy, not Teach for America, says The Times

The Seattle Times editorial regarding the Seattle School Board’s oversight of Teach For America candidates displayed a lack of understanding regarding the role and function of a school board in safeguarding the well being of all students in the district [“Board should focus on policy, not TFA,” Opinion, Sept. 10].