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    A California Conversation About Immigration

      The premise of the Talking Across Borders project is that progress will come when we figure out how to talk about the issue with civility — and the warring sides at least listen to the concerns of people with whom they disagree. Making that conversation happen is the mission of Spaceship Media, a Bay […]

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Refugees are vital to the workforce in California’s Poultry Plants

[caption id="attachment_1771" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Al Souki leaves home for his shift at a Foster Farms chicken processing plant. (Brian van ...

Senate Judiciary Committee Passed Immigration Reform Bill

[caption id="attachment_1519" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="(Getty Images/AFP/File, John Moore)"][/caption] Washington, DC-- The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" immigration ...

Immigrant-Owned Businesses Greatly Contribute to U.S. Economy

Perhaps it's not a well-known fact that two in five Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants. Most probably, the minority-owned small ...

Haitian Immigrants in the United States

Migration Information Source “Spotlight” on Haitian Immigrants in the United States reports that the number of Haitians in the United States has tripled since 1990, reaching 676,000 in 2015. Most Haitians entered the United States before 2010, the year of a devastating earthquake from which Haiti is still working to recover. This Spotlight article offers […]

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Committee Approves Bill to Reauthorize Temporary Nurse Visa Program

Committee Approves Bill to Reauthorize Temporary Nurse Visa Program Washington, D.C. – The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill (H.R. 1933) on June 23, 2011 to help hospitals in inner-city neighborhoods and rural areas that have difficulty in attracting nurses.  Specifically, it reauthorizes the H-1C temporary visa program that allows foreign nurses to come to the […]

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H1B Fireworks at GOP Debates

At the Republican debate last week, both Rubio and Trump weighed in on the Disney H1B issue. IDisney let go tech of some workers, replaced the unit with an outsourcing company, and that company brought in H1B workers who the original (USC) workers were asked to train. Marco Rubio called it illegal. “If there’s an […]

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Refugees are vital to the workforce in California’s Poultry Plants

Cindy Carcamo for the Los Angeles Times reports that, in California, most of the meatpacking industry is located in the Central Valley. It has become one of the biggest employers for refugee resettlement agencies and other nonprofits aiding the population in those areas.  Middle Eastern refugees are now an important part of the meatpacking industry’s […]

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