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) Trump’s Immigration Pause Won’t Outlast Him

Those claiming that the pandemic means Trump’s restrictions are here to stay, regardless of the November elections, are being too pessimistic.Bloomberg columnist Noah Smith, an immigration advocate, let loose his inner pessimist on twitter this week and declared in a long thread that thanks to President Donald Trump and coronavirus, the “pro-immigration cause in America” […]

Learn More

(OPINION) There’s a good chance the nurses taking care of you are immigrants. Let’s clap for them, too.

When I attended nursing school several decades ago in the Philippines, our teachers often reminded us that nursing isn’t simply a career. It’s a calling. Today, this sense of mission is sustaining us through the worst health care crisis we’ve ever witnessed. There’s a good chance the nurses taking care of you are immigrants. Let’s […]

Learn More

(OPINION) As U.S. Health-Care System Buckles under Pandemic, Immigrant & Refugee Professionals Could Represent a Critical Resource

In this time of crisis when health-care workers are not only on the frontlines of fighting COVID-19 but are themselves among its primary targets, it is more essential than ever to have enough qualified professionals to meet the needs of a buckling U.S. medical system. As U.S. Health-Care System Buckles under Pandemic, Immigrant & Refugee […]

Learn More

(OPINION) Immigrants Know All About Disaster Preparedness

Americans, it turns out, love their toilet paper. As the coronavirus pandemic intensified across the country, supermarket shelves stripped of eggs, hand sanitizer, and bread produced a phrase that may end up defining our increasingly warped year: panic buying. Immigrants Know All About Disaster Preparedness, Liana Aghajanian, The Nation, April 6, 2020 https://www.thenation.com/article/culture/covid-toilet-paper-panic/

Learn More