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How the Broken Immigration System Hurts Farmworkers Who Pick Our Crops

Written by on March 28, 2014 in Economics, Reform with 0 Comments
How the Broken Immigration System Hurts Farmworkers Who Pick Our Crops

By Adrienne DerVartanian, Director of Immigration and Labor Rights of Farmworker Justice Like many Americans and aspiring Americans, Juan (a pseudonym to protect his identity) has high hopes for immigration reform. Juan came to the United States from Mexico in 1995. Over the past 18 years, he has migrated throughout the country, cultivating and harvesting many […]

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Local Welcoming Initiatives Help Build a Nation of Neighbors

Written by on July 3, 2013 in Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship with 6 Comments
Local Welcoming Initiatives Help Build a Nation of Neighbors

While attention has been focused on federal immigration efforts these last few months, states and cities continue to encourage and promote immigration as well.  From well-established programs like Welcoming America and its many state-level affiliates, Cities of Migration, the Building Resilient Regions research group, and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, to new […]

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Foreign Students Add Billions of Dollars to the U.S. Economy Each Year – And That’s Just the Beginning

Written by on November 20, 2012 in Business, Economics, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Reform, Students, Visas with 2 Comments
Foreign Students Add Billions of Dollars to the U.S. Economy Each Year – And That’s Just the Beginning

Most people don’t think of foreign students as an economic resource, yet that is precisely what they are. Each year, students from other countries spend billions of dollars in the U.S. economy, pumping money not only into the colleges and universities they attend, but the surrounding businesses as well. In addition, many foreign students go […]

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Arizona’s Immigration Policies are an Economic Disaster

Arizona’s Immigration Policies are an Economic Disaster

Faced with a battered, post-recession economy, lawmakers in Arizona adopted a unique approach to fostering economic recovery; they passed a law that beat down or drove out tens of thousands of the state’s workers, consumers, and taxpayers. The rationale for this counterintuitive action was that the workers, consumers, and taxpayers in question were unauthorized immigrants, […]

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Thousands Rally for Repeal of Alabama’s Extreme Anti-Immigrant Law

Thousands Rally for Repeal of Alabama’s Extreme Anti-Immigrant Law

Thousands gathered outside the historic 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama yesterday to demand the repeal of the state’s harsh anti-immigration law, HB 56. Religious, community and civil rights leaders, as well as a special Congressional delegation, urged state legislators to bring an end to Alabama’s immigration law—a law which continues to slow state […]

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