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New Census Data Show Immigrants Complement Natives in the US Workforce

New Census Data Show Immigrants Complement Natives in the US Workforce

Every year, the Census Bureau releases new data from its American Community Survey (ACS), which contains a wealth of information about the characteristics of the U.S. population. Without fail, this data always underscores the significant extent to which immigrants contribute to the U.S. economy. The 2017 data—released in September 2018—was no exception. As the ACS data […]

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New American Undergraduates Are Key to Growth

Written by on December 5, 2016 in Demographics, Economics with 0 Comments
New American Undergraduates Are Key to Growth

The U.S. Department of Education recently released new data on university undergraduates that underscores the key role immigrants and their children play in our economy. New American Undergraduates examines the enrollment trends of immigrant (foreign-born) and second-generation (born in the U.S. to at least one foreign-born parent) students. Together, they are referred to as New […]

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Undocumented Children Face These Challenges in Accessing Public Education

Written by on April 14, 2016 in Refugee Status with 0 Comments
Undocumented Children Face These Challenges in Accessing Public Education

Unaccompanied children arriving from Central America face many challenges – post-traumatic stress, facing a judge without an attorney, separation from their families, and the fear of being returned to their home countries, among others. Receiving the public education to which they are entitled should not be one of those challenges. However, a recent report from the […]

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Annual Review of State-Level Immigration Policy Still Trending Pro-Immigrant

Written by on August 11, 2015 in Integration, State and Local with 0 Comments
Annual Review of State-Level Immigration Policy Still Trending Pro-Immigrant

After long legal battles over punitive, state anti-immigration laws like Arizona’s SB1070 and Alabama’s HB56, state governments learned the limits on what types of immigration policies they can set at the local level. Since then, states have begun moving in a new direction by more generally enacting state immigration laws that seek to protect, integrate […]

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Some Schools Need Reminding of their Obligation to Educate All Children

Written by on November 10, 2014 in Immigration 101 with 3 Comments
Some Schools Need Reminding of their Obligation to Educate All Children

In the past year, more than 50,000 children have fled violence and persecution from Central America and Mexico and have crossed into the U.S. seeking protection. Most of them have been reunited with family members in America as they await their immigration court dates. In the meantime, our laws require that they attend school. While […]

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Anti-Immigrant Group Reduces Lives of Refugee Children to Costs of Education

Written by on September 8, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Anti-Immigrant Group Reduces Lives of Refugee Children to Costs of Education

The nativist Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has long blamed children for the costs of their own educations. Whether focusing its ire on immigrant children or the U.S.-born children of immigrants, FAIR is routinely outraged at how many taxpayer dollars are devoted to teaching these children to read, write, and count. So it should […]

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Why Federal Officials Reminded Schools Not to Discriminate Against Immigrant Students

Why Federal Officials Reminded Schools Not to Discriminate Against Immigrant Students

Last week, the Department of Education took steps to help ensure that undocumented students are not deterred from enrolling at K-12 public schools.  The Department issued updated guidance regarding public schools’ responsibility to provide equal access to elementary and secondary education for all students regardless of immigration status. As the Supreme Court ruled in its […]

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

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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Alabama Doubles Down, Appeals Ruling on HB 56

Written by on September 12, 2012 in State and Local with 1 Comment
Alabama Doubles Down, Appeals Ruling on HB 56

Late last month, after a panel of federal judges unanimously struck down major provisions of Alabama HB 56, a statement issued by Gov. Robert Bentley gave reason to hope the state would graciously concede defeat. Calling it time “to move past court battles,” Bentley said Alabama should turn its focus to the handful of provisions […]

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American Innovation Takes on Broken U.S. Immigration System

Written by on December 5, 2011 in Business & the Workforce, Employment and Wages with 1 Comment
American Innovation Takes on Broken U.S. Immigration System

In the past several days news reports have depicted good old American ingenuity taking on our broken and outdated immigration system. CNN ran a story last week from Georgia about a handful of educators who have taken matters into their own hands after the state’s Board of Regents passed an extreme law in 2010 banning […]

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