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.

(NEWS) Biden Lets Venezuelan Migrants Work

President Joe Biden’s administration moved boldly yesterday to solve his most immediate immigration problem at the risk of creating a new target for Republicans who accuse him of surrendering control of the border. Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security extended legal protections under a federal program called Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that will allow as […]

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(NEWS) In an increasingly pessimistic era, immigrant espouse a hallmark American trait — optimism

Two sisters. Two American dreams. Two very different results. Maria Del Pilar Barradas-Medel and her older sister Maria Del Consuelo emigrated from Mexico nearly three decades ago. They wanted, more or less, a better life for themselves and the families they hoped for. They wanted schools and jobs — where they could make more than […]

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(OPINION) Aging Americans Face Bleak Futures Unless We Let New Immigrants Help

There are more than 11 million job openings and only 6 million unemployed workers in the United States, and employers have struggled for more than a year to hire enough people to fill their ranks. This shortage is having a great impact on our healthcare system. In particular, America’s aging population is exploding and the unmet demand for […]

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(OPINION) A roadmap for preserving American advantage in the global fight for talent

Nearly every 2024 Republican presidential candidate has made competitiveness, particularly with China, a key component of their campaign. The urgency of the issue resonates with voters — over 80 percent of Americans view economic competition with China as a somewhat or very serious problem for the U.S. If the candidates want to address those concerns and compete […]

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(NEWS) New research suggests that foreign students in STEM don’t hurt American Workers

A union of technology workers in Washington state has been urging courts since 2014 to strike down the “Optional Practical Training” program available to foreign students studying at American universities. Although the union’s previous challenges failed, it recently asked the Supreme Court to review a lower court’s decision to uphold the program. The tech workers’ case hinges on the assertion that […]

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(OPINION) The Case for Legal Immigration Reform: Inaction Forces Small Businesses to Delay Growth

Mike Zaffaroni, owner and president of the Liberty Landscape Supply, is ready to expand his small business, but the persistent worker shortage is stopping those plans cold. “The labor shortage has impacted our business more significantly than any other single factor in the entire 16 years that I’ve been in business,” says Zaffaroni. “It impacts […]

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