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The low-skilled immigrant is less beloved by economists, and an easier target for anti-immigration groups. President Donald Trump largely refrains from attacking Asian immigrants, who tend to be highly educated and skilled. But he broadcasts calumnies about Mexicans without restraint. Unskilled and ...
Michigan established the Michigan Office for New Americans (MONA) in 2015 to attract global talent and provide resources for skilled, college-educated immigrants. MONA supports immigration and immigrant integration initiatives for the state. Nonetheless, how much do the residents of Michigan really ...

In the coming years, Wisconsin and other Midwestern states may need to rely more on immigrant labor than they have in the past. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that a net 1.3 million people had left the Midwest between 2010-2017, and the region has tended to attract fewer immigrants ...
It was the largest workplace raid since U.S. President Donald Trump took office, vowing to crack down on illegal immigration. Last October, ICE Director Tom Homan announced a new push to crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants. Homan said the goal was to eliminate the "magnet" drawing ...
"It gave us an opportunity to reach out to the immigrant community," he said. "It gave the department and commission for that matter an impetus to be extremely proactive." Concerned that Trump's promises of mass deportations would heighten fears among unauthorized immigrants about reporting crimes, ...
The main creator of this devised piece was Leila Buck, with support from Woodard and an ensemble of actors who, in creating their characters, drew on personal experiences as well as in-depth interviews with immigrants in the Cleveland area. Born to an American father and a Lebanese mother, Buck ...

NPR's Ailsa speaks to Natalie Barnes and her mother Paulette Wilson about how their family was shocked in 2015 to receive word from the British Home Office that Paulette was no longer considered a citizen and risked deportation to Jamaica where she was born after not have visited there for 50 years.
The administration has also stripped basic privacy protections for many immigrants. And lawmakers have proposed loosening the tax laws to require precisely the type of information sharing that we're concerned about. Given this administration's all-out assault on our legal rights and our immigrant ...
Thus, UN data show that most of the sub-Saharan immigrant populations in the U.S. and UK come from countries where English is spoken. In fact, English is a language of importance in six of the 10 biggest source countries for sub-Saharan African immigrants in the U.S. and the UK: Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, ...
The other issue was the presentation of a detainer request to the court by ICE to hold another undocumented immigrant who was being sentenced that day, versus presenting a judicial warrant signed by a judge. About 15 people hurried to the court on Thursday to be a witness for Jesarel Calixto, who was ...
On Feb. 20, a young woman named Mirian arrived at the Texas border carrying her 18-month-old son. They had fled their home in Honduras through a cloud of tear gas, she told border agents, and needed protection from the political violence there. She had hoped she and her son would find refuge ...
“When you talk about immigrants or immigration reform or all those different things, it can be very passionate and personal for people, so this gives an opportunity to put facts to that and to have real conversation that take people's bias out of the picture,” said Sam Centellas, executive director of La Casa de ...
Immigrants are a fundamental component of the U.S. labor force, now representing one in every six workers, according to analysis from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Foreign-born talent is strongly represented locally as well, to the tune of 7,405 immigrant entrepreneurs in the Cleveland metro area ...
A Texas trucker driver who smuggled at least 39 people in an unventilated trailer in 100-degree heat, leading 10 to die, will spend the rest of his life in prison, federal prosecutors announced Friday. San Antonio police officers stumbled onto one of the deadliest cases of human smuggling in recent U.S. ...
This tactic presents unauthorized immigrants with an agonizing choice: continue living without legal status—at a time when Homan has said all undocumented immigrants “need to be worried”—or risk being ... But he does not speak Spanish or consider himself an immigrant, much less a deportable one.
... >> These men are just a few of the Vietnamese immigrants the Trump White House has deported back from the United States, despite a promise America would never send them back. They fled Vietnam over 25 years ago after the end of the Vietnam War, but now Trump is pushing to deport immigrants ...
Like Massachusetts' immigrant community, the students in this classroom at KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate High School are a mosaic of cultures, races, and religions. Caribbean. African. Arab. Central American. South American. They are Muslim and Christian. Some have relatives in the country illegally.

Millions of undocumented immigrants file tax returns each year, and they are paying taxes for benefits they can't even use. The best estimates come from ... program, known as DACA. With the Trump administration's anti-immigrant agenda, however, their chance of getting papers seems remote for now.
Immigrant advocates are outraged by a U.S. government decision to put on hold a program that helps tens of thousands of immigrants navigate the country's complex immigration court system. The $8 million-a-year program that provides legal orientation to immigrants in deportation proceedings is on hold ...
"It is disappointing to see this sort of fear-mongering from someone who wants to serve on the Commissioners Court," said Commissioner Elba Garcia, a Mexican immigrant. "County governance is about management — competent administration and prudent stewardship of taxpayers' dollars, not partisan ...
While immigrants with serious criminal convictions would still "come first," any unauthorized immigrant would become fair game, Thomas Homan, acting director of ICE, told Congress: "If you're in this country illegally and you committed a crime by entering this country," he said, "you should look over your ...
“People have so many competing needs, when you're an immigrant, voting becomes a [least] priority,” she said. “They are thinking about other things — employment, access to healthcare, just being able to be legal.” It is important that immigrants who become naturalized citizens make the connection ...
The Department of Justice will temporarily suspend funding for a legal-advice program for detained immigrants as well as a telephone help line at the end of ... The nonprofit works with a network of 18 legal aid organizations to provide information in multiple languages about immigrant rights and how the ...
Less than 30 percent of immigrants facing deportation proceedings in Texas have lawyers, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at ... Immigrant advocates and attorneys say that a lack of representation multiplies a person's chances of being deported, and they said that the Trump ...
The result is heightened uncertainty for immigrants about encounters with local and state authorities who might take it upon themselves to act unofficially as surrogates for the federal immigration agency. This is especially true in the center of the state, where anti-immigrant feelings run high. "The whole ...
The code, which polarized Quebec, helped spur a loud national debate and even a provincewide commission on what constituted “reasonable accommodation” when it came to respecting the cultures and traditions of immigrants. Should veils, for example, be worn by Muslim students at school? Should a ...
A recent case involving a couple from Guatemala raised questions of how the Gainesville Police Department handles suspects, victims and even witnesses who might not be in the U.S. legally. The Gainesville Police Department said on Tuesday it will rewrite its policy of reporting undocumented immigrants ...
#That's the unique part of Mississippi's policy. The "Non US Citizen" could imply that a documented immigrant is not in the U.S. illegally, although undocumented immigrants cannot obtain a driver's license at all. #"If you are a non-U.S. citizen, you must meet all other requirements for obtaining an operator's ...
Trump's warning this week that a caravan of immigrants from Honduras was headed toward the border hoping to enter the DACA program infuriated immigrant advocates. Castillo explained the program's purpose and why Trump's contention is an impossibility. DACA is for people brought here as children ...
At a sports stadium in a small city in Oaxaca state, hundreds of immigrants, mostly from Honduras, were in the process of applying for transit or humanitarian visas on Tuesday. Those granted transit visas will be allowed to stay in Mexico for up to 30 days, giving them time to reach the U.S. border or head ...
There's nothing wrong with celebrating an immigrant's success, but we must do so for the right reasons. If we highlight stories of immigrant exceptionalism too often, they seem less like exceptions and more like the rule, justifying the exclusion of immigrants who don't meet such lofty standards. If we highlight ...
The Facts Behind 'Caravans' of Immigrants. The President has used the occurrence of an annual human rights demonstration as a reason to deploy the military to the United States-Mexico border. By. Alex Kasprak. 3 April 2018. Brooke Binkowski. 116. On 9 April 2017, four months into Donald Trump's presidency, a group of ...
President Trump Threatens NAFTA and Foreign Aid to Honduras Over Immigrant 'Caravan' ... gets there,” wrote President Trump, referring to a caravan of immigrants reportedly traveling towards the U.S., organized by a humanitarian volunteer group called Pueblos Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders.
The First Unitarian Universalist Church, which has campuses in Hillcrest and Chula Vista, has voted to become a sanctuary for immigrants who are trying to fight their deportation ... At the end of March, the Washington Post tallied about 40 known cases of immigrants living in churches to avoid deportation.
In two recent cases in which Border Patrol faced public blowback over its arrests, the agency said those arrested were tied to human smuggling cases. But it never turned over the cases to federal prosecutors, and the immigrants arrested were never charged with crimes tied to smuggling. At the same time, ...
... vetting of potential immigrants and visitors by requiring all U.S. visa applicants to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers — information that was previously sought only from applicants identified for extra scrutiny. The department estimates 710,000 immigrant ...
Mukhi suspects she slipped through some interviews because of how American she sounds, but when an employer would ask for details and discover her immigrant status, she was knocked out of the running. (This is technically illegal but very difficult to prove.) And even if you get in, filing with a certain job ...
Feeding into the President's narrative that immigrants make the U.S. a more dangerous place, last week, national news featured a story about a “violent deportee” who escaped custody at Kennedy Airport. Mohamadou Lamine Mbacke was being deported back to Senegal when, while waiting to board the ...
(AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday declared "NO MORE" to a deal to help "Dreamer" immigrants and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop people from crossing into the U.S. He claimed they're coming to take advantage of protections granted ...
... to Denise Gilman, a University of Texas law professor. Gilman is a co-director of the school's Immigration Clinic and an immigration attorney. She was contacted by organizers since she provides legal advice to immigrants in Texas, where some of the caravan's migrants could end up in detention centers.
The group United We Dream wants to help persons at risk of being detained and, potentially, getting deported through the Notifica app. The group United We Dream (UWD), the largest organization of undocumented young immigrants in the United States, wants to help persons at risk of being detained and, ...
A large caravan of Central American migrants is snaking its way through Mexico and heading toward the U.S. border, and President Donald Trump is not happy about it. He tweeted his feelings on the topic Sunday morning. “Mexico has the absolute power not to let these large 'Caravans' of people enter ...
Nirva, left, a Haitian immigrant in the United States under temporary protected status, helps care for 96-year-old Isolina Dicenso. Nirva is among many direct-care workers who face deportation over the next 18 months because of President Donald Trump's policy changes. Kaiser Health News photo by ...
Luis Bolanos immigrated from Mexico in 1996. He is building a better future in the United States for his family, teaching the same welding courses at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College that changed the course of his life. Shelby Le Duc | USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.
A proposal favored by a number of Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration would replace the current family-preference immigration system, which critics call “chain migration,” with one that favors skilled immigrants, while reducing admissions over all. Democrats have balked at the plan, ...
“Expecting taxpayers to provide money for illegal immigrants to fight immigration authorities is wrong,” he said. Jan Callison, the board chairwoman, said she disagrees with the Trump administration's immigration policies and sympathizes with the immigrant community. But she doesn't think the county ...
It's important to me because I am in immigrant. I came here four years ago from Venezuela. My whole family are immigrants and in South Florida we have a large population of immigrants and undocumented immigrants. To step out and use my voice as a documented immigrant to speak and help them, and ...
Poor immigrants facing deportation in New Jersey could get access to legal aid under a $2.1 million cash infusion in Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy's ... Murphy also campaigned on the promise of setting up an Office of Immigrant Protection, but his budget proposal, at least so far, does not include that.
Nirva, left, a Haitian immigrant in the United States under temporary protected status, helps care for 96-year-old Isolina Dicenso. Nirva is among many direct-care workers who will face deportation over the next 18 months because of President Donald Trump's policy changes. Must credit: Kaiser Health ...
ROANOKE — A lot has changed in this hilly railroad city since the early 1990s, when Bob Goodlatte was the go-to guy if you were an immigrant who needed ... In Roanoke, Goodlatte's transformation — from the guy immigrants used to call to the one leading an effort to keep them out — is a cause for painful ...


 

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