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Sur la route des migrants. What Is President Obama’s Immigration Plan? Who could be affected?

What Is President Obama’s Immigration Plan?

The president’s plan is expected to affect up to five million of the nation’s unauthorized immigrant population, currently 11.4 million according to the Migration Policy Institute. It would create a new program of deferrals for approximately 4 million undocumented parents of American citizens or legal permanent residents who have been in the country for at least five years. Deferrals would include authorization to work and would be granted for three years at a time. It would also expand a program created by the administration in 2012 called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which allows young people who were brought into the country as children to apply for deportation deferrals and work permits. The plan would extend eligibility to people who entered the United States as children before January 2010 (the cutoff is currently June 15, 2007).

“What’s next for Obama’s immigration actions in court?” The PBS News Hour just aired this report on What’s next for Obama’s immigration actions in court?

“What’s next for Obama’s immigration actions in court?”

You can find the transcript here. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On President Obama’s Executive Order On Immigration. Insightful Interaction. Remittance Flows Worldwide in 2012. U.S. top sending country; India top receiving country Please select a country on the map in remittances were sent from to other countries in 2012 in remittances were sent to from other countries in 2012.

Remittance Flows Worldwide in 2012

An awesome map of the last time each European country was occupied. This is just a fantastic map of the last year that every country in Europe, and a handful in the Middle East, was occupied by a foreign power: Reddit/Bepoyo There are a few strange editorial decisions here.

An awesome map of the last time each European country was occupied

Labeling all of Germany as occupied through 1991, for instance: both East and West Germany were technically independent for most of the Cold War. Syria wasn't occupied by the United Arab Republic, a voluntarily political union with Egypt (the correct date should be 1946, when French troops withdrew). By any reasonable definition, Turkey was occupied after World War I. Nonetheless, there are all sorts of interesting historical nuggets here.

The really significant takeaway here, though, is about Ukraine. Since World War II, Europe has been astonishingly good at avoiding war. Russia's annexation of Crimea and games in eastern Ukraine threaten the incipient agreement between European countries that it's unthinkable to wage wars of territorial conquest. 40 maps that explain the Middle East. Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics.

40 maps that explain the Middle East

Here are 40 maps crucial for understanding the Middle East — its history, its present, and some of the most important stories in the region today. Middle East History. 37 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants. By Dara Lind on October 2, 2015.

37 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants

Ideas for E.L.L.s. This great map lets you explore the history of migration for every single country. Amid all the recent clamour, arguments and figures regarding the refugee crisis and the wider, separate topic of immigration, it sometimes can be easy to get lost in all the numbers.

This great map lets you explore the history of migration for every single country

The International Organisation for Migration has a visualisation which allows users to see at a glance the multinational make-up of countries' populations. Using data taken from the World Bank in 2010, it built a tool which helps users comprehend the numbers for inward and outward migration in each individual country. To use the visualisation, click on a country and see the pattern of migration to or from the nation. Each circle represents up to 20,000 people, which you can hover over to see the nationalities thereof. Note: To view the migration app you will require a modern web browser. 160 years of US immigration trends, mapped. US immigration trends shifted dramatically between 1850 and 2013 —including changes in the dominant countries of origin for each state and decade, and the total size of foreign-born population — according to a new series of historical maps from the Pew Research Center.

160 years of US immigration trends, mapped

There's no argument about the fact that immigrants have consistently played an important part in American history, but the maps, based on recent US Census data, reveal lesser-known facts about immigrant population rate changes over time. The census shows us that different decades saw changing sizes of non-US-born populations. Compare, for example, the largest immigrant populations by country of origin in 1900, 1950, and 2000. In 1900, 2.7 million Germans made up the largest total percentage of immigrants.

USA immigrants by country or origin in 1900. The Racial Dot Map: One Dot Per Person for the Entire U.S. Terms of Use Add Map Labels Remove Color-Coding Hide Overlays.

The Racial Dot Map: One Dot Per Person for the Entire U.S.

Mapping Immigrant America. 1 dot = 20 immigrants Mexico Latin America East/SE Asia South Asia SW Asia/N.

Mapping Immigrant America

Africa Europe Sub-Saharan Africa Canada Oceania 2 km 1 mi. Multiethnolects: How Immigrants Invent New Ways of Speaking a Language. To see this, consider Germany, which expects to see as many as 1.5 million asylum applications from Syria and elsewhere this year, and which also has a large and well-established population of Turkish immigrants. If an adult immigrates to Germany, chances are that his or her German will always be imperfect. A language that, like German, forces you to remember that forks are feminine, spoons are masculine, and knives are neuter seems designed to resist anyone speaking it well if they learn it after adolescence. On the other hand, that immigrant’s children, growing up amid native German-speakers, will likely be able to speak perfect German.

But they might also speak something else. Quite commonly, in Germany a young person whose parents are Arabic- or Turkish-speaking immigrants will also speak a kind of German that sounds peculiar coming from someone who grew up speaking the language. The New Colosus - The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. A Young Poet Captures the Essence of Lady Liberty Emma Lazarus, a native New Yorker, contributed one of the most well known pieces of art inspired by the Statue of Liberty and its optimistic message to the world's disenfranchised people. Her sonnet entitled "The New Colossus," written in 1883 for an auction to raise funds for the pedestal, was a tribute to the symbolism of Lady Liberty.

In the past, many large monument statues were meant to deter enemies or to represent the strength and wealth of a nation. Le poème d'Emma Lazarus sur la statue de la Liberté. Current cartoons, old favorites, caption contest. Our privacy promise The New Yorker's Strongbox is designed to let you communicate with our writers and editors with greater anonymity and security than afforded by conventional e-mail. When you visit or use our public Strongbox server at The New Yorker and our parent company, Condé Nast, will not record your I.P. address or information about your browser, computer, or operating system, nor will we embed third-party content or deliver cookies to your browser. Strongbox servers are under the physical control of The New Yorker and Condé Nast. Strongbox is designed to be accessed only through a “hidden service” on the Tor anonymity network, which is set up to conceal both your online and physical location from us and to offer full end-to-end encryption for your communications with us.

This provides a higher level of security and anonymity in your communication with us than afforded by standard e-mail or unencrypted Web forms. Two American Answers to the Refugee Question. When Republicans, and a few dozen Democrats, in Congress rose up last week to vote to make it almost impossible for Syrian refugees to enter the United States, President Barack Obama defended his decision to make America a safe haven.

He accused those in favor of erecting barriers of being un-American: “Slamming the door in the face of refugees would betray our deepest values. That’s not who we are.” What’s Behind the Surge in Refugees Crossing the Mediterranean Sea. About 450 migrants disembarked from an Italian Navy ship in Augusta, Sicily, on Wednesday after being rescued from the Mediterranean Sea. Lynsey Addario for The New York Times Seeking Asylum in Europe Many refugees sought asylum in countries like Germany and Sweden, which have been relatively open to immigrants. As the refugee surge continues, debate is growing in the European Union about the lack of unified immigration policies and funding for migrant rescue operations.

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