Archive for August 2017

A California Conversation About Immigration

Aug 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Headline News

  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 […]

Haitian Immigrants in the United States

Aug 15th, 2017 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Research

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 […]

UC Davis Digital Storytelling Project: Humanizando la Deportación/Humanizing Deportation

Aug 15th, 2017 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Research

UC Davis, Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Conacyt and UC Mexus recently sponsored this amazing digital storytelling project “Humanizando la Deportación” (Spanish)/ “Humanizing Deportation” (English). There are 32 stories up already. Check out their official site at and their YouTube page at About Humanizing Deportation: In response to general lack of first-hand knowledge regarding […]

William Wong: Trump’s Immigration Policy Would Have Kept Out My Father

Aug 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Immigration, Research

William Wong of New American Media recently wrote about his father’s experiences as a Chinese immigrant in 1912, the 30th year of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Wong states that his father somehow was able to get in legally even though he didn’t tell the whole truth. This fact makes Wong and his family grateful that […]

Six Words Fresh Off the Boat

Aug 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Entertainment, Immigration

ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat gave word that they will be giving fans a book inspired by the show and the immigrant experience. Six words, countless takes on the immigration experience. Our family has made us who we are. A collaboration between the Six-Word Memoir author at the hit ABC television show Fresh Off the […]

NY Times Editorial Board: Trump Embraces a Senseless Immigration Proposal

Aug 7th, 2017 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Petitions

The New York Times editorial board in “Trump Embraces a Senseless Immigration Proposal” outlines its displeasure with the proposed RAISE Act and his attempt to appeal to his supporters. President Trump has endorsed legislation that would slash legal immigration by half, mainly by cutting the number of visas granted to relatives of citizens, while favoring […]

Chicago’s lawsuit against DOJ over sanctuary city status

Aug 7th, 2017 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, lawsuit, Politics

  Daniella Diaz and Laura Jarrett from CNN report that Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel defends the city’s lawsuit on the DOJ over their sanctuary city status. The City of Chicago escalated its months-long battle with the Trump administration over immigration enforcement Monday, asking a federal court to block Attorney General Jeff Sessions from imposing several […]

John Oliver Highlights Issues of Trump’s Plans to expand the Border Patrol

Aug 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Headline News

On the latest episode of “Last Week Tonight,” Emmy award winning host John Oliver gave viewers an in depth look into the border patrol. The segment focused on the agents who guard our southern borders and revealed a number of issues including the hiring process. The story aired after news on President Trump signing an […]

Supreme Court Announces October Oral Argument Calendar

Aug 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Politics

The Supreme Court announced its October oral argument calendar.  Immigration will dominate the first two weeks of the 2017 Term.  The Court will hear oral arguments in three immigration cases! Arguments in Session v. Dimaya will be on October 2 and arguments in Jennings v. Rodriguez will be on October 3.   Arguments in the “travel ban” cases will be […]

The U.S. Census and Our Sense of Us

Aug 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration

NPR’s Code Switch looks at the U.S. Census. As NPR describes the Census, “It’s about what we call ourselves, the ways we see ourselves and how we’re represented.” On this episode they ask the former head of the Census bureau why he quit. They talk about how the Census helped create ‘Hispanic’ identity. Also, there is […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...