Tag: Immigration

Iranian-American Woman Breaks Glass Ceiling with Math Prize

Written by on August 21, 2014 in Employment, Integration with 0 Comments
Iranian-American Woman Breaks Glass Ceiling with Math Prize

The Fields Medal is frequently called the “Nobel Prize” of mathematics, and since it was first awarded in 1936, 16 of the 28 honorees affiliated with United States institutions were foreign-born, including two of the medals awarded last week. But before last week, a woman had never won the honor. Maryan Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born Stanford […]

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American Boston Marathon Winner Came to U.S. as Refugee

Written by on April 22, 2014 in Asylum and Refugee, Family, Integration with 0 Comments
American Boston Marathon Winner Came to U.S. as Refugee

For the first time in more than 30 years, an American man won the Boston marathon yesterday. Meb Keflezighi, a naturalized American citizen who came to the United States at age 12, finished the 26-mile race with a time of 2:08:37, his personal best. The 38-year-old Keflezighi is a three-time Olympian who won the 2009 New […]

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Will Unauthorized Immigration Begin to Rise Again?

Written by on April 14, 2014 in Border, Restrictionists, Undocumented Immigration with 0 Comments
Will Unauthorized Immigration Begin to Rise Again?

The record-low level of unauthorized immigration to the United States, particularly from Mexico, raises an obvious question: How long will it last? Presumably, conditions somewhere will change—either here or abroad—and unauthorized immigration will rise again. Even more important than the question of when it will happen, however, is how we will choose to respond. Nativists […]

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Top Five Immigration Stories from 2013

Top Five Immigration Stories from 2013

From the beginning, it was clear that 2013 was going to be a big year for immigration. The results of the 2012 Presidential Election were widely interpreted as a rebuke to Mitt Romney’s enforcement-only “self-deportation” policy, and President Obama’s huge victory among minority communities was seen as a mandate for reform. It seemed, at the […]

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Ongoing Government Shutdown Disrupts Immigration Processing

Ongoing Government Shutdown Disrupts Immigration Processing

With the shutdown of the government in its second week, many immigration-related agencies continue to be closed, affecting availability of services and information necessary for applications for immigration benefits and litigation of immigration cases. Because multiple federal agencies play a role in contributing to the functioning of the immigration system, the impact of the shutdown […]

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Bipartisan Signals Show Lawmakers Are Seizing The Opportunity On Immigration Reform

Written by on February 14, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Bipartisan Signals Show Lawmakers Are Seizing The Opportunity On Immigration Reform

After more than a decade of being overshadowed by other events and political causes, there is a distinct opportunity now for Congress to reform our nation’s immigration laws.  Voters signaled in the 2012 federal elections that they were tired of enforcement-only immigration policies, record-setting deportations, and the senseless pain they caused by separating families. Now, […]

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Why Immigration Reform and Gun Control Aren’t in Competition

Why Immigration Reform and Gun Control Aren’t in Competition

Ever since the horrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, political odds makers have been betting that gun safety will top the President’s list of priorities this year, despite previous statements prioritizing immigration reform.  That’s an unfortunate characterization, pitting two important issues against one another and adding to the mistaken idea that immigration reform is such a […]

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Lawsuit Uncovers USCIS’ Double Standards in H-1B Program

Written by on December 13, 2012 in Administration, Business, Entrepreneurship, Reform, USCIS with 3 Comments
Lawsuit Uncovers USCIS’ Double Standards in H-1B Program

For the past several years, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) H-1B visa review and processing procedures have caused confusion and concern among U.S. businesses that turn to highly-skilled temporary foreign workers in specialty occupations to operate successfully. In newly-uncovered documents, it appears that instead of supporting small businesses that attempt to hire highly-skilled foreign […]

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Tracking the Immigration Agencies’ Actions Amidst Hurricane Sandy

Tracking the Immigration Agencies’ Actions Amidst Hurricane Sandy

Update (11/2): USCIS has posted this reminder of special services and temporary relief that may be available to individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy, including expedited processing of employment authorization documents and extensions of certain non-immigrant status designations.  In its discretion, USCIS will also take it into account requests from individuals who were unable submit evidence […]

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Naturalized Citizens Have the Power to Swing Elections

Naturalized Citizens Have the Power to Swing Elections

There is no doubt that immigrants are a force to be reckoned with in this year’s presidential race. After all, the Obama administration unveiled its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in June, just a couple of months before the official start of the campaign. And Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has said that, […]

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