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 […]

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 […]

Maz Jobrani: Immigrant on Netflix

Aug 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Entertainment, Immigration

A Netflix original:  Maz Jobrani: Immigrant   Comic Maz Jobrani lights up the Kennedy Center with riffs on immigrant life in the Trump era, modern parenting pitfalls and more. Here are a little facts on the special.  A graduate of UC Berkeley, Jobrani fled the Iranian Revolution in the late 1970s at the age of […]

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 […]

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