Archive | News & Opinion

The Coalition highlights selected news and opinion pieces that contribute to the dialogue on immigration issues. We do not necessarily endorse the views of the authors.

(OPINION) DACA Decade: From Students to Careers and Families

Ten years after the Obama Administration created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, DACA recipients have grown in many ways: youth who started as mostly high school and college students are now building careers and establishing families. When President Obama announced the DACA policy in 2012, he described prospective DACA recipients as “young […]

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(OPINION) The Biden Administration Needs to Change Course on Green Cards Before It’s Too Late

The Biden administration failed to issue many of the immigrant visas—more commonly known as green cards—that were allotted last year for immigrants who have been sponsored by a U.S. employer or family member. Statistics released by the State Department indicate that 66,781 visas for employment-based immigrants and 141,430 visas for family-based immigrants went unused in […]

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(OPINION) Incentivizing U.S. Workers Won’t ‘Come Anywhere Close’ to Solving the Skilled Nursing Facility Labor Crisis

The intersection of nursing home staffing and immigration has long been a conversation among operators before and during the pandemic, becoming even more pressing as industry leaders clamor to provide solutions to a historic workforce shortage. Incentivizing U.S. workers to take long-term care jobs won’t “come anywhere close” to filling the need the industry is […]

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