Economy

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 […]



Undocumented Immigrants Pay $11.6 Billion in State and Local Taxes; Contributions Would Substantially Increase Under Reform

Feb 26th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Economy, Immigration, Research

Undocumented immigrants contribute more than $11.6 billion to state and local coffers each year and pay an average 8 percent of their incomes in state and local taxes according to a newly updated 50-state study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP). ITEP’s analysis also finds that the combined state and local tax […]



CAP’s Top 10 Ways the Senate’s Immigration Reform Bill Will Fix Our Broken System

Apr 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Economy, Employment, Immigration, Reform, Visa/Green Card

Washington, DC–For the past several months, four Senate Democrats—Chuck Schumer (NY), Dick Durbin (IL), Bob Menendez (NJ), and Michael Bennet (CO)—have worked with four Senate Republicans—John McCain (AZ), Lindsay Graham (SC), Marco Rubio (FL), and Jeff Flake (AZ)—to develop a proposal to repair our nation’s failing immigration system. The product of the bipartisan “Gang of […]



Congress to Pass DREAM Act Before Nov. Elections?

Apr 5th, 2012 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Economy, Employment, Immigration, Petitions, Politics, Reform, Visa/Green Card

As November elections neared in 2010, the Democratic supporters of the immigration reform bill known as the Dream Act kicked into high gear, pushing it toward an eventual vote in the House and Senate that December. The bill proposed conditional legal status for qualifying young people who arrived in the U.S. under age 16, provided […]



McCain: GOP Should Address Immigration Humanely

Dec 4th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Economy, Immigration, Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said his home state and others could be “up for grabs” in the 2012 presidential election, due in large part to the growing numbers of Hispanic voters and warned GOP candidates to watch their rhetoric on immigration issues. “The demographics are clear that the Hispanic vote will play a major role […]



Internships and Leadership Development for DREAMers

Dec 4th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Economy, Immigration

(New York, NY) This week, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and the Fund for Public Advocacy released the DREAM Fellowship Program application, as part of a new initiative that will provide 10 exceptional undocumented students with CUNY scholarships of $2000 each and the opportunity to participate in an internship and leadership development program.  Internships […]



Buy a House, Get a Green Card

Nov 7th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Business, Economy, Immigration

Washington, D.C.: In the future, it could be possible to obtain Permanent Resident status in the United States by buying a house. Two U.S. Senators, one Democrat and one Republican, have worked together on a bill that would make a green card available to a foreigner who invests $500,000 in real estate in the United States. One of […]



Asian American Population Growth

Oct 28th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Economy, Research

From the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice: Dear Friends, We are pleased to announce the release today of a ground-breaking new demographic report, A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans in the United States, 2011, co-authored by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center and the Asian American Justice Center, members of the Asian American Center […]



Alabama Loses Workers as Immigration Law Takes Effect

Oct 7th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Economy, Employment, Immigration

Phillip Rawls of the Associated Press writes: Alabama’s strict new immigration law may be backfiring. Intended to force illegal workers out of jobs, it is also driving away many construction workers, roofers and field hands in the country legally who do backbreaking jobs that Americans generally won’t. The vacancies have created a void that will […]



Taco Truck Regulation Redux – My Streets! My Eats!

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Business, Economy, Employment

Taco truck regulation has increased coincidentally with the national concern with immigration from Mexico, a land filled with some true fans of the taco.  Rumor even has it that the capital of the state of California, Sacramento is considering a change to its food truck ordinance to deal with the taco truck “problem.” A clinic of the University of Chicago Law […]

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