Trump’s H-1B Reform Is to Make Life Hell for Immigrants and Companies

By Joshua Brustein Donald Trump came into office promising a restrictive new approach to immigration and there has been little question about his intention to follow through — with one seeming exception. Despite its enthusiastic rhetoric about the H-1B program, which provides...

Undocumented immigrants provide Texas with net benefit of more than $700 million annually, report says

By Will Anderson Undocumented immigrants contribute about $2.7 billion to the Texas economy while receiving about $2 billion in public services from the state — a net benefit of $703 million that critics of Texas’ restrictive new immigration law are touting. The numbers...

Police chief supports legal path to U.S. for Dreamers

By Art Acevedo In the days after Hurricane Harvey, “Houston Strong” became a slogan capturing our city’s grit and solidarity. Amid the loss of lives and homes, Houstonians stepped up to shelter neighbors, businesses donated millions of dollars for rebuilding...

How long will Texas be the most anti-immigrant state in the nation?

With little fanfare but with quiet determination, Texas has acquired the dubious distinction of becoming the No. 1 anti-immigrant state in the nation. Lawmakers need to reverse this trend of alienating the state’s Hispanic population before it’s too late. They can...

Will DACA Parents Be Forced to Leave Their U.S.-Citizen Children Behind?

By Priscilla Alvarez With the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an estimated 200,000 children are at risk of losing their parents. In September, the Trump administration announced it was rescinding DACA pending a six-month delay. The program is...

Improved Security Procedures for Refugees Entering the United States

New measure announced by the White House will raise the bar for national security, plug potential security gaps. WASHINGTON – Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the implementation of improved security procedures for refugees entering the United States. These new measures...

Phone booths are back in Times Square – and they’re telling the story of immigrants

By Shachar Peled July 12, 2017 (CNN)In an era of ubiquitous smartphones, three new telephone booths in New York City’s Times Square are a curious draw for the throngs of people who pass by. They stop for a double take. They step inside the analog boxes to snap digital...

U.S. Judge Halts Deportation of Iraqi Immigrants

By Dan Levine  July 11, 2017 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled that the government cannot immediately deport nearly 200 Iraqi immigrants arrested last month who argued they would face persecution if they were removed from the country. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith in...

Recent Immigrants to the U.S. Are Better Educated: Report

CHICAGO — Nearly half the recent immigrants to the United States have college degrees, reflecting a steady increase in educational attainment fueled largely by growing numbers of people from Asia, a study released on Thursday showed. Rising immigration from countries such as...

Mexicans No Longer Make Up Majority Of Immigrants In U.S. Illegally

By Hansi Lo Wang For the first time in more than a decade, Mexicans no longer make up the majority of immigrants staying in the U.S. illegally, according to new estimates by the Pew Research Center. Their analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows that last year, there were 5.6...
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