Category Archives: immigration

A Two-Way Street: How Immigration Shapes Everyday Life in Silicon Valley | migrationpolicy.org

Source: A Two-Way Street: How Immigration Shapes Everyday Life in Silicon Valley | migrationpolicy.org

While research shows immigrants in the United States become integrated over time, this is only a partial account of the changes that immigration brings. As newcomers reshape their communities, longtime residents themselves adjust to shifting social, economic, and political contexts—sometimes re-engaging with their own ethnic or cultural identities. This article explores this process of relational assimilation in Silicon Valley.

Ordinary Americans carried out inhumane acts for Trump

When we worry and wonder about authoritarian regimes that inflict cruelty on civilians, we often imagine tyrannical despots unilaterally advancing their sinister agendas. But no would-be autocrat can act alone. As a practical matter, he needs subordinates willing to carry out orders. Of course, neither Donald Trump nor Steve Bannon personally detained any of the more than 100 people held at airports over the weekend pursuant to the administration’s executive order on immigration, visitation and

Source: Ordinary Americans carried out inhumane acts for Trump

Fair Immigration Reform Movement | Senate Republicans Join White Supremacists Ranks, Introduce Bigoted Immigration Bill

The Succeed Act introduced today is more of the same: another bill brought forward by Republicans that continues to criminalize immigrant communities. The bill calls for the extreme vetting of immigrants, and restricts family reunification and legal migration.We’ve seen this all before and we’re not going to stand for it. We demand that a clean Dream Act is brought to the floor for a vote. The overwhelming majority of the country is on our side. It’s time for Republicans to grow a spine, get on board and say no to bigotry.”

Source: Fair Immigration Reform Movement | Senate Republicans Join White Supremacists Ranks, Introduce Bigoted Immigration Bill

Key facts about Asian Americans | Pew Research Center

The U.S. Asian population is diverse. A record 20 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, each with unique histories, cultures, languages and other characteristics.The 19 largest origin groups together account for 94% of the total Asian population in the U.S. New fact sheets for each of these Asian origin groups accompany this blog post. Each describes key demographic and economic characteristics of each group.

Source: Key facts about Asian Americans | Pew Research Center

Indian Immigrants in the United States | migrationpolicy.org

Immigrants from India are the second-largest foreign-born group in the United States, after Mexicans. Indian immigrants tend to be far more highly educated and have greater English proficiency than the foreign-born population overall. This Spotlight article offers the latest data on Indian immigrants, focusing on population size, state- and city-level distribution, occupation, educational attainment, and more.

Source: Indian Immigrants in the United States | migrationpolicy.org

Aquí, estoy atorado / Here, I am stuck – IMM Print – (40 years in US but now caged – WTF!)

Sergio has been caged for 18 months inside of a county jail in California that is contracted with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The government is trying to deport him, even though he has lived in the United States for over forty years.Sergio says he volunteers to do different jobs in detention. It keeps him busy and his mind occupied. His day starts at four in the morning when he begins to pass out clean clothes to each of the men in immigration mods. For the past few weeks, he has been re-painting the walls. He is paid a dollar a day. He insists that he doesn’t mind the work. It keeps him busy, he says, and outside of a cell.He tells me that there are men from all over the world inside here with him. They each are fluent in different languages so they begin to communicate with each other through signs. He and many others spend their time helping one another fill out forms that are needed to support their cases. He tells me he has learned a lot about immigration law as he’s been working on his case himself. But he’s come to a point where he can no longer move forward without the resources that he can only access from the outside.

Source: Aquí, estoy atorado / Here, I am stuck – IMM Print

Why are we terrifying our neighbors’ children and deporting their parents? Kathleen Baka (Opinion) | cleveland.com

– I am a resident of Lake County. I buy plants for my yard from Lake County growers. My grass is cut, and beds mulched and weeded, by Lake County landscapers. I buy food at Lake and Geauga County farm markets.I do not know if the owners of these businesses employ undocumented workers, and I will not ask. I do know, from watching them work, that these workers, who have deep tans and often do not speak English, are very hard workers, out there in the boiling heat all day long, sometimes even on Sundays, working for those of us with more money and less incentive to do it ourselves.They are in stores buying goods with the money they earn working for low wages, at jobs we more privileged people do not want. They pay rent with the same money. They quietly go about their lives, helping to keep growers, landscapers, grocery stores, drugstores, big box stores, malls, and property owners in business. In our communities, especially Painesville, they contribute a significant amount to the local economies.

Source: Why are we terrifying our neighbors’ children and deporting their parents? Kathleen Baka (Opinion) | cleveland.com

Stepsister, Yes; Grandma, No: U.S. Sets Guidelines for Revised Travel Ban – The New York Times – trying to reach daily quota for “dumb” early in the day!

Stepsiblings and half-siblings are allowed, but not nieces or nephews. Sons- and daughters-in-law are in, but brothers- and sisters-in-law are not. Parents, including in-laws, are considered “close family,” but grandparents are not.