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” […]
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These are hard times for pro-immigration forces in the U.S. President Donald Trump has seized upon this moment of confusion and distraction to issue a 60-day ban on most green-card applications — suggesting that the administration has been just as intent from the start on targeting legal immigration as well as the illegal variety. Trump’s […]
PHOENIX (AP) — The $2.2 trillion package that Congress approved to offer financial help during the coronavirus pandemic has one major exclusion: millions of immigrants who do not have legal status in the U.S. but work here and pay taxes. That includes Carmen Contreras Lopez, a 48-year-old housekeeper who, though she earns low wages, files a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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/
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Almost half of the immigrants who moved to the United States in the past decade were college-educated, a level of education greatly exceeding immigrants from previous decades, as the arrival of highly skilled workers supplanted workers in fields like construction that shrank after the Great Recession. Almost Half of Recent US […]