COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Immigration Medical Examinations

COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Immigration Medical Examinations

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that, effective Oct. 1, 2021, applicants subject to the immigration medical examination must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the civil surgeon can complete an immigration medical examination and sign Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. We are updating our policy guidance in accordance with […]

What to Know About the Delta Variant

What to Know About the Delta Variant

By Dr. Dave A. Chokshi  From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our knowledge about the virus has constantly evolved, and we are now confronting a new challenge. Over the past several months, we have seen a rise in COVID-19 infections as a result of the delta variant, a new strain of the original virus […]

Immigrant Sept. 11 Cleanup Crews Seek Residency as a Reward

Immigrant Sept. 11 Cleanup Crews Seek Residency as a Reward

By Claudia Torrens, AP News NEW YORK (AP) — Franklin Anchahua cleared thick layers of dust in offices, apartments and even in a chapel in lower Manhattan for weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks. At first, he treated his heartburn and acid reflux with herbs his mother would send from Peru. He avoided available health […]

White Supremacy, With a Tan

White Supremacy, With a Tan

By John Blake, CNN (CNN) – Cutting taxes for the rich helps the poor. There is no such thing as a Republican or a Democratic judge. Climate change is a hoax. Some political myths refuse to die despite all evidence the contrary. Here’s another: When White people are no longer a majority, racism will fade […]

Cities for Action Leaders call on Biden Administration to Protect Immigrants From 15 Countries Using Temporary Protected Status

Cities for Action Leaders call on Biden Administration to Protect Immigrants From 15 Countries Using Temporary Protected Status

Thirty mayors from across the country sent a letter to the Biden Administration today requesting that they designate or redesignate 15 countries for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The countries include: Afghanistan, the Bahamas, Cameroon, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, Lebanon, Mauritania, Nepal, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Sudan. The letter explains how designation […]

A 6-Week Abortion Ban is Taking Effect in Texas and Upending Decades of Protections for Abortion Rights

The law, which bans abortions after 6weeks of pregnancy and empowers private citizens to sue to enforce it, went into effect Wednesday in a monumental shift on abortion rights.

A 6-Week Abortion Ban is Taking Effect in Texas and Upending Decades of Protections for Abortion Rights

Protesters against Texas Bans Abortion Laws, who gather and demonstrate in Times Square on Saturday afternoon on September 4, 2021 in New York City. (Shutterstock) By Zoe Tillman and Nicole Fallert, BuzzFeed News WASHINGTON — A Texas law banning abortions in the state at 6 weeks of pregnancy — and leaving it up to private […]

Bilingual People With Language Loss Due to Stroke Can Pose a Treatment Challenge – Computational Modeling May Help Clinicians Treat Them

Bilingual People With Language Loss Due to Stroke Can Pose a Treatment Challenge – Computational Modeling May Help Clinicians Treat Them

By Claudia Peñaloza, The Conversation The big idea New research shows that computational modeling can predict how bilingual stroke patients will respond to language treatment – and that could help clinicians identify which language to focus treatment on and increase chances for improvement in both. Aphasia is a speech and language disorder often caused by […]

Unaccompanied Minors Among Thousands Evacuated from Afghanistan

Unaccompanied Minors Among Thousands Evacuated from Afghanistan

By Rebekah Wolf, Immigration Impact Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have confirmed that 34 unaccompanied minors from Afghanistan currently in the United States were among the approximately 123,000 Afghan nationals evacuated from Afghanistan last month. With more Afghan children expected to arrive in the United States, their future and what […]

City Council Passes CM Rosenthal’s Legislation Mandating Free, Comprehensive Doula Services for Incarcerated People on Rikers Island

Legislation is part of an ongoing, multi-pronged effort by the City Council to combat maternal mortality and morbidity in NYC, especially among communities of color

City Council Passes CM Rosenthal’s Legislation Mandating Free, Comprehensive Doula Services for Incarcerated People on Rikers Island

Conversation on Police Violence. What needs to change? Council Member Helen Rosenthal, NY State Senator Robert Jackson, Edafe Okporo, Crystal Walthall – New York, New York / USA – June 16th 2020 (Shutterstock) Today the City Council overwhelmingly passed legislation introduced by Council Member Helen Rosenthal to increase critical maternal health services for people incarcerated on Rikers […]

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