What You Need to Know About the New Proposal to Update The Registry

What You Need to Know About the New Proposal to Update The Registry

By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact Democrats in the House of Representatives have introduced a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for at least seven years to legalize their status. The bill would change a provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act known as “Registry,” which allows certain long-term […]

Anti-Immigrant Republican Extremism Positions Itself and Intensifies

Anti-Immigrant Republican Extremism Positions Itself and Intensifies

Dallas, Texas / United States – 05 30 2018: Texas Governor Greg Abbott holding a press conference to unveil his school safety plan following a school shooting at Santa Fe High School. (Shutterstock) By Americas Voice Whether through state laws, city ordinances, executive orders, or federal measures, if anti-immigrant Republicans have anything in common it’s […]

‘Mija’ Film Review: Intimate Doc Spotlights Two First-Generation Daughters of Mexican Immigrants

‘Mija’ Film Review: Intimate Doc Spotlights Two First-Generation Daughters of Mexican Immigrants

By Elizabeth Weitzman, TheWrap For her first feature-length film, documentarian Isabel Castro set out to capture a widely experienced, yet still broadly overlooked immigrant perspective. And there’s a line late in “Mija” that sums up her sensitive approach so succinctly that it could be pulled out and used as a logline: “We inherit our families’ […]

For Over a Decade, Legislative Paralysis has Forgotten “Dreamers” and Other Matters

For Over a Decade, Legislative Paralysis has Forgotten “Dreamers” and Other Matters

Activists signs express support for immigrant community at a rally to protest president Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA Downtown Portland, OR, on September 5th, 2017. (Shutterstock) By America’s Voice The 15th of June marks the tenth anniversary of the executive order that ex-President Barack Obama issued creating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which […]

Undocumented Immigrants and Mental Health

Undocumented Immigrants and Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In this article, we highlight aspects of the mental health of immigrants based on a Stress & Trauma Toolkit for Treating Undocumented Immigrants in a Changing Political and Social Environment from the American Psychiatric Association. Mental health risk factors Immigrants experience trauma and stressors before, during, and after immigration. […]

Immigrants Punch Above Their Weight as Taxpayers

Immigrants Punch Above Their Weight as Taxpayers

By Nan Wu, Immigration Impact As Tax Day approaches, it’s a good time to bring the significant tax contributions of immigrants—including undocumented immigrants—into the spotlight. These contributions are indispensable to the health and success of America’s public services and programs. Immigrant households paid $492.4 billion in total taxes in 2019 alone, based on analysis of […]

Hundreds Halt Bridges to Renew Excluded Workers Fund, but an Uphill Battle Lies Ahead

A $2.1 billion program aimed at helping undocumented workers excluded from unemployment benefits was exhausted in two months. It’s still unclear whether Albany lawmakers will push to extend it.

Hundreds Halt Bridges to Renew Excluded Workers Fund, but an Uphill Battle Lies Ahead

New York, NY – March 8, 2022: Excluded workers protesters march over Brooklyn Bridge and stage rally in front of Municipal Building in Manhattan. (Shutterstock) By Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY Nearly a year after New York approved a historic fund for undocumented immigrants and other non-traditional workers shut out of unemployment benefits and pandemic-spurred government […]

Murphy to Announce Health Care for Undocumented Children in Budget Address

Murphy to Announce Health Care for Undocumented Children in Budget Address

Paramus, NJ – January 20, 2022: Governor Phil Murphy speaks during First Lady Dr. Jill Biden visit of Bergen Community College with Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. (Shutterstock) By Sophie Nieto-Munoz, New Jersey Monitor Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to announce an $11 million plan to provide health care for thousands of undocumented children in […]

These Essential Workers are Afraid to Report Labor Violations

A fatal industrial accident in Georgia fuels calls for more protections for immigrant workers fearful of cooperating with investigations.

These Essential Workers are Afraid to Report Labor Violations

By Susan Ferriss, Public Integrity An industrial accident last year shook Gainesville, Georgia, the self-proclaimed “Chicken Capital of the World.” Six poultry-processing workers died when nitrogen gas used to freeze chicken leaked into a factory room and asphyxiated them. Five of the six people killed were Mexican nationals — as were many survivors at the […]

The Dignity Act Could Signal Increasing Support for Immigration Reform on Capitol Hill

The Dignity Act Could Signal Increasing Support for Immigration Reform on Capitol Hill

By Jeremy Robbins, Immigration Impact Miami Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, a freshman Republican from Florida’s 27th congressional district, introduced an immigration reform bill that she calls the “Dignity Act.” Rep. Salazar claims the bill will both halt undocumented immigration to the United States and provide a “dignified solution” to the legal status of the more […]