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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

How The Browning Of America Is Upending Both Political Parties

Oct 18th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Politics

Domenico Montanaro of NPR writes that America is at a demographic inflection point. The country is changing — it’s getting browner, as population growth slows among whites. Non-whites now make up a majority of kindergartners; by the next presidential election, the Census Bureau predicts they will be a majority of all children; and by 2044, […]

It’s Children Against Federal Lawyers in Immigration Court

Aug 21st, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, lawsuit

Fernanda Santos of the New York Times writes: “Every week in immigration courts around the country, thousands of children act as their own lawyers, pleading for asylum or other type of relief in a legal system they do not understand. Suspected killers, kidnappers and others facing federal felony charges, no matter their ages, are entitled […]

Black and undocumented: ‘I didn’t know anybody else like me’

Mar 14th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Reform

As the debate on immigration heats up, some are hoping to inject a new perspective into the conversation: that of those who are both black and undocumented. The Southern California Public Radio reports on undocumented Black immigrants.  Latinos make up the majority of the undocumented population.  However, according to estimates from the Migration Policy Institute, nearly […]

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