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Immigration. Where Things Stand Immigration may be one of America’s oldest public issues.


The United States was founded and enriched by immigrants, and many still strive to come here for opportunity and freedom. Nevertheless, immigration policy remains hotly debated. The United States is currently experiencing one of the biggest waves of immigration in its history. According to Gallup, Americans generally agree that immigration is a good thing for the country. A Political Impasse. Starting_from_the_bottom_why_mexicans_are_the_most_successful_immigrants.

Who’s more successful: The child of Chinese immigrants who is now a prominent attorney, or a second-generation Mexican who completed high school and now holds a stable, blue collar job? The answer depends on how you define success. In fact, according to a study by University of California, Irvine, Sociology Professor Jennifer Lee and UCLA Sociology Professor Min Zhou, contrary to stereotypes, Mexican-Americans are the most successful second-generation group in the country. The reason is simple: The study considered not just where people finished, but from where they started. Voices: 'Aliens?' Not Our Friends and Neighbors. When I found out Rep.

Voices: 'Aliens?' Not Our Friends and Neighbors

Joaquín Castro, D-San Antonio, proposed that the federal government replace the word 'alien' and 'illegal alien' in its laws and official documents with the term 'foreign national' and 'undocumented foreign national' I let out an emphatic and primal 'Yaaasssss!!!!! ' Not because passage of his proposal is likely, but because there was somebody in the halls of Congress that would think to propose this overdue idea at all.

I'm not a fan of political correctness. It's usually license for terrible behavior and doesn't push the conversation forward. I am, however, a fan of political truth and the truth is words matter. What America’s immigrants looked like when they arrived on Ellis Island. We hear so often that America is "a nation of immigrants" or a "cultural mixing pot" that the phrase has become kind of a tired cliche.

What America’s immigrants looked like when they arrived on Ellis Island

Embedded Player. Asians are the fastest growing group of immigrants, outpacing Hispanics.

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NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to professor and author Erika Lee about America's shifting demographics. For all of Donald Trump's talk about building a wall to keep out illegal immigrants, most migrants don't come across the Mexican border. A Young Immigrant Struggles for a College Education - The New York Times. 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. Huffingtonpost. How Bicultural, Bilingual Latinos Are Transforming the Music Scene. Your playlist might look like this: perhaps a sprinkling of Oro Solido merengue mixed with the romantic Mexican band Camila along with Drake and Ariana Grande.

How Bicultural, Bilingual Latinos Are Transforming the Music Scene

Just like we love listening to a bilingual, bicultural playlist, songwriters and musicians are increasingly blending their heritage into their distinctive new sounds. Take the group La Santa Cecilia. The band, based in Los Angeles, is comprised of members who grew up bilingual and bicultural, in a working-class immigrant background. They blend different genres of music such as boleros, cumbia and bossa nova and sing in Spanish and English. Marisoul, the lead singer of the band, tells NBC News Latino she would listen to Juan Gabriel and Mariachi music in her household, then she would listen to The Beatles and Operation Ivy with friends from school, giving her a taste of two different music genres and music worlds.

The Courage to Be Undocumented  My senior year in high school was a tough one.

The Courage to Be Undocumented 

My mom suffered a devastating accident, my college dreams were fading away, and I felt like the biggest liar in the world. It was the year 2000, a year before the DREAM Act to provide a path to citizenship for undocumented children was introduced in Congress. I knew I couldn't be the only one, but I had not heard of a single person like me -- someone who came to the U.S as a child and thought America was home. On Being Undocumented - Students. Bed Quota Fuels 'Inhumane' And 'Unnecessary' Immigrant Detention: Report. The private prison industry’s growing role in immigrant detention is due in part to Congress' requiring the federal government to maintain some 34,000 detention beds, according to a report released Wednesday.

Bed Quota Fuels 'Inhumane' And 'Unnecessary' Immigrant Detention: Report

The report, drafted by Grassroots Leadership, a nonprofit based in Austin, Texas, calls on Congress to eliminate the immigrant detention quota from its 2016 appropriations request. 07cf533ddb1d06350cf1ddb5942ef5ad.0.jpg (JPEG Image, 2448 × 1584 pixels) - Scaled (41%) 35 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants. The undocumented immigrant population explained, in 7 maps.

President Obama’s immigration announcement this week shed light on what has become a swelling national problem: the more than 11 million immigrants living, working and establishing families in the United States illegally.

The undocumented immigrant population explained, in 7 maps

His decision to act on his own hardly addresses that whole population or what politicians of all stripes describe as a broken immigration system, but it will nonetheless affect millions. A new report this week from the Pew Research Center offers an updated and varied look at not only where those 11.2 immigrants live, but also how that population has changed. Here’s a look at 7 maps from the Pew report that offer some insight into the immigrant population by state: 1. A gorgeous visualization of 200 years of immigration to the US. It's easy now to assume that Mexico has always been among the main sources of immigration to America.

A gorgeous visualization of 200 years of immigration to the US

But as this wonderful chart by Natalia Bronshtein shows, that's not even close to true. (Natalia Bronshtein) Bronshtein pulled 200 years of government data to put together the visualization. Lee.pdf. 35 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants. American Immigration » Teaching TSP. 10 Immigration myths debunked - The Christian Science Monitor. Mapping Migration in the United States. On Thursday, we published a series of interactive charts showing how Americans have moved between states since 1900. Immigrant Women in the United States: A Portrait of Demographic Diversity. The 18.9 million immigrant women and girls in the United States in 2008 present a portrait of demographic diversity on many fronts. An analysis of Census Bureau data reveals that immigrant women are not easily categorized or stereotyped—and that many common myths about immigrants are shattered when we look carefully at the demographic diversity of these women.

For instance, while Mexico is the single largest country of origin for female immigrants—accounting for more than one-quarter of all foreign-born females—more than two-fifths of female immigrants come from countries other than those in the top ten. 100 Years Of Immigrants In America, In Two Graphs : Planet Money. Immigrants make up roughly the same share of the U.S. population today as they did a century ago. But changes in the global economy, and in U.S. immigration law, have dramatically shifted where U.S. immigrants are coming from. A century ago, U.S. immigrants were overwhelmingly European. Today, Latin America and Asia are the big drivers of U.S. immigration, and Europe accounts for just a small fraction of the whole.

What Americans Want from Immigration Reform in 2014. Interfaith Immigration Coalition. From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century. With more than 40 million immigrants, the United States is the top destination in the world for those moving from one country to another. Mexico, which shares a nearly 2,000-mile border with the U.S., is the source of the largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States. ZoomInfo Cached Page. Shit Republicans Say About Immigrants. New Americans in Iowa. Do Illegal Immigrants Actually Hurt the U.S. Economy? The 1986 Immigration Reform: How These Immigrants Became Citizens and Changed America. Why Don’t They Just Get In Line? The Real Story of Getting a “Green Card” and Coming to the United States Legally Many Americans wonder why all immigrants do not just come to the United States legally or simply “get in line” to gain residence (a “green card”) if they are undocumented.

We Are Undocumented America: Fighting for Immigration Reform in 2013. Against the backdrop of record deportations, undocumented activists outline what it would take to make immigration reform both comprehensive and meaningful. Despite the high visibility of the DREAMers and immigrants rights activists last year, Congress failed to heed the call for comprehensive immigration reform in 2012. Dreamers Fight Deportations. [WATCH] Full Oscar Winning Doc: "Inocente" Seven Lessons Americans Can Learn From Immigrants to Live Longer. 56305What Immigrants Can Teach the Rest of America Journalist Claudia Kolker talks with Ray Suarez about her recent book, "The Immigrant Advantage: What We Can Learn from Newcomers to America about Health, Happiness and Hope. "2012-12-21 15:17:00disabled2320206393gW76KhA1OJkfalse.

Fali, Jorge, Prudence, Dan and Maria: 5 DACA Applicants in Pennsylvania. Immigration. How Citizenship Helps the Economy A new CAP infographic details how immigration reform would contribute to the economy. By the CAP Immigration Team | Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Immigration Polling Roundup: The American People Put the 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants First. SOURCE: AP/Charles Dharapak Audience members listen to President Barack Obama speak about immigration reform at Chamizal National Memorial Park in El Paso, Texas, on May 10, 2011. Dignity Not Detention. Immigrant entrepreneurs face deportation - Nov. 16. 1965 Immigration Law Changed Face of America. Applied Research Center - Shattered Families. Immigrants' List. Community Education Center. Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process.