Latest News for: Immigrant communities


Long Beach Convention Center opens as temporary facility for unaccompanied migrant children

The Los Angeles Times 23 Apr 2021
Gaby Hernandez, executive director for the Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition, said turning the Convention Center into a facility for migrant children is not an appropriate solution to the country’s larger immigration issues ... He said the federal immigration system is broken.

Nearly 100 House Democrats Send Letter to Schumer Demanding End to Filibuster

truthout 23 Apr 2021
The lawmakers say that getting rid of the filibuster, which forces bills to have 60 votes to be able to pass, is essential to passing things like a $15 federal minimum wage, voting rights bills like the For the People Act, climate bills, and reforms on immigration and gun rights, among other proposals.

Opinion | The promise and responsibility of admission

Stanford Daily 23 Apr 2021
Affectionately called Manila Mesa, I thrived in a community of individuals that came from a similar background. Many of our parents were immigrants and we proudly wore our respective second-generation statuses as a connection to something bigger than the little suburb we inhabited.

Artworks group exhibition ‘Colorado Asians’ expands boundaries of belonging

Colorado Daily 23 Apr 2021
Considering the current social status of turmoil, I feel honored to show my works in the exhibition in order to create a stronger sense of belonging, unity, love and support as a member of our beloved community.” ... featured creatives, many of which are first-generation immigrants.

Democrats urge Biden to stop using local police to enforce federal immigration law

Business Insider 22 Apr 2021
"These agreements undermine public safety and result in the racial profiling and harassment of members of the immigrant community." ... to our country's long history of targeting, profiling, and tearing apart immigrant communities while criminalizing those who call them home," Rep.

Marcelo M. Su�rez-Orozco: Pandemic highlights contributions of immigrants to Massachusetts

Worcester Telegram 22 Apr 2021
In Massachusetts, immigration is both history and destiny ... The data shows that when given the chance, immigrants take up an American identity, gravitate toward cultural norms and embrace the English language – and improve the levels of education, occupational diversity and income in their communities.

From the Editorial Board

West River Eagle 22 Apr 2021
Perspectives on Immigration. Just last week this board wrote about the importance of keeping a focus on local news as a way to decrease political polarization in our community ... This week our editorial pages highlight two views on the question of immigration to America through our southern border with Mexico.

Letter to the editor: Immigrants play vital role

Lawrence Journal World 22 Apr 2021
Immigrants have played a critical role throughout the pandemic in our community. Across the country, nearly 23 million immigrants have been putting their lives on the line ... Immigrants are essential to our community, our families and our economy.

At South Loop bus station, volunteers see signs of increased immigration

Chicago Sun-Times 22 Apr 2021
Colin McCormick, the program coordinator for Chicago Immigrant Transit Assistance, outside the Greyhound station at 620 W ... In February, volunteers spoke to 20 to 30 immigrants on average each week ... Chicago Immigrant Transit Assistance, now part of the Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants, started as a grassroots effort in 2018.

Colorado Senate Unanimous in Vote to Approve ‘Anti-Blackmail’ Legislation

Pagosa Daily Post 22 Apr 2021
Yesterday, the Senate gave final approval to HB21-1057, sponsored by Senator Robert Rodriguez, that seeks to protect immigrant communities and promote public safety ... With the Governor’s signature on HB21-1057, these scenarios and more would be covered to ensure that no person’s immigration status will be leveraged as a form of extortion.

‘We don’t get help from anywhere’: Covid exposes inequality in crisis-hit New York neighborhood

Yahoo Daily News 22 Apr 2021
It’s the community that is going through this difficult situation,” Santiago told the Guardian, through an interpreter. Like many mothers in the neighborhood, Santiago has stayed home while school is online, but she has found satisfaction as a volunteer at New Immigrant Community Empowerment (Nice), which helps immigrant workers in the city.

Evangelical Christian denomination behind proposed $200 million development in Columbus suburb

The Columbus Dispatch 22 Apr 2021
"We have a heart to be an active part of the community ... The denomination is aware of the diverse population in Columbus — including a large population of Bhutanese-Nepali refugees in Reynoldsburg — and wants to reach out to immigrants and refugees in the area, as well as other multicultural and multiethnic communities, he said.

EDITORIAL: Portrait of the Artist as a Former President

Pagosa Daily Post 22 Apr 2021
Immigration is a defining asset of the United States ... I hope that these faces, and the stories that accompany them, serve as a reminder that immigration isn’t just a part of our heritage ... We call these temporary immigrants “tourists”, and our community leaders regularly assure us that our very existence depends upon temporary immigration.

Privacy champions urge passage of 'Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale' Act

Raw Story 22 Apr 2021
"This kind of tracking is an abuse of power and a violation of our Fourth Amendment right to privacy[and] a harsh truth is that regardless of which party is in power, immigrant communities and people of color are disproportionately targeted," the organization noted.

Column: Clean energy future must start with equity investments

Eagle-Tribune 22 Apr 2021
Those who live in environmental justice communities – low-income residents, immigrants, language-isolated and communities of color – have been historically marginalized, and the transition to a clean energy future presents a new opportunity to address this legacy of injustice.