AFL-CIO Calls on Mayorkas to Protect Immigrant Workers

AFL-CIO Calls on Mayorkas to Protect Immigrant Workers

New York, NY – September 10, 2021: Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during 911 security briefing at One Police Plaza. (Shutterstock) The Biden administration has made a historic commitment to support worker organizing and empowerment. To live up to that pledge, there are concrete steps the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can and must […]

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. […]

Supreme Court Rejects Review Over Factual Questions in Immigration Removal Proceedings

Supreme Court Rejects Review Over Factual Questions in Immigration Removal Proceedings

By Kate Goettel, Immigration Impact The Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision on May 16 rejecting federal court review of fact-finding done by immigration courts. The Court’s reasoning could have wide-ranging impacts on many more types of immigration relief. The case—Patel v. Garland—centers around Pankajkumar Patel, a native of India, who erroneously checked a box […]

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and His Model of a Progressive Prosecutor’s Office

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and His Model of a Progressive Prosecutor’s Office

New York, NY – January 4, 2022: Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez speaks during press conference in District Attorney office. (Shutterstock) By Manuel Holguin Eric Gonzalez became the first Latino District Attorney elected in New York State in November 2017. Gonzalez became acting DA after his predecessor, Ken Thompson, was diagnosed with cancer and took […]

The U.S. Immigration Debate

Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Congress for years, moving controversial policy decisions into the executive and judicial branches of government.

The U.S. Immigration Debate

By Claire Felter, Danielle Renwick, and Amelia Cheatham, CFR Introduction Immigration has been a touchstone of the U.S. political debate for decades, as policymakers have weighed economic, security, and humanitarian concerns. Congress has been unable to reach an agreement on comprehensive immigration reform for years, effectively moving some major policy decisions into the executive and […]

The Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Have Harmful Ripple Effects for Immigrants

The Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Have Harmful Ripple Effects for Immigrants

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND/USA-MAY 23, 2019: Demonstrators protest for the passage of Reproductive Privacy Act to codify Roe v. Wade and protect safe, legal abortion. (Shutterstock) By Kate Goettel, Immigration Impact Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, could have damaging effects to immigrant rights secured through the courts. […]

Less Immigrant Labor in US Contributing to Price Hikes

Less Immigrant Labor in US Contributing to Price Hikes

By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press Just 10 miles from the Rio Grande, Mike Helle’s farm is so short of immigrant workers that he’s replaced 450 acres of labor-intensive leafy greens with crops that can be harvested by machinery. In Houston, Al Flores increased the price of his BBQ restaurant’s brisket plate because the cost of […]

The Anti-Immigrants Don the Cloak of Trumpism, Again

The Anti-Immigrants Don the Cloak of Trumpism, Again

New York City – July 12, 2019: People taking part in the “Lights4Liberty” protests against President Trump’s planned ICE raids against immigrants and the detention centers along the southern border. (Shutterstock) By America’s Voice In the United States, Trumpism salivates over the prospect of achieving, in the short term, control of Congress, and with its […]

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