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...

Debate over in-state tuition for students in US illegally

By Collin Binkley Twenty states already offer cheaper in-state college tuition to students who are in the United States illegally. Legislation making its way through the Tennessee Legislature would make that state the 21st. Supporters in states where the tuition benefit is...

DHS names local jails that won’t hold illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON –  The Trump administration is naming some names in its efforts to shame local jails that don’t cooperate with immigration authorities. It’s putting the spotlight on Travis County, Texas, home of liberal Austin. The administration released a list of 206...

How Immigration Changes Could Affect California Agriculture

By Drew Bollea SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Major changes may be on the way to immigration policy now that Donald Trump is in the White House and the Republicans have control of both chambers of Congress. On the campaign trail and on his website, President-elect Donald Trump has promised...

Report: Immigrants inject over $116 billion into Houston’s GDP

Anatomy of foreign-born residents spending and taxes in Greater Houston With $31.9 billion in spending power and a contribution to the GDP of over $116 billion, the foreign-born population of Houston is a driver in the local economy that is shaping the city’s future,...

More US schools accused of denying education to immigrants

By Maryclaire Dale PHILADELPHIA — Civil rights lawyers have sued a third U.S. school district over what they call a practice of denying older refugee and immigrant students a meaningful education by steering them to alternative high schools. The plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit...

New study lauds benefits of immigration in Akron

By Rick Armon and Katie Byard The foreign-born population in Akron — everyone from refugees to international students — is an economic powerhouse, a new study says. That group held nearly $137 million in spending power in 2013 and helped boost the total housing value in Summit...

Scholarship Program Aids Immigrants Facing Restrictions

WINDHAM, Conn. — Ivonne Barcenas grew up in the hometown of the University of Georgia and had hopes of studying there — until she found out that immigrants without permanent legal status are prohibited from attending the state’s top public universities. Instead Barcenas,...

Louisiana man pleads guilty to defrauding illegal immigrants

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN – Associated Press – Thursday, May 26, 2016 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to a charge that he preyed on dozens of illegal immigrants in federal detention facilities by promising them legal assistance but taking...
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