Category Archives: Immigrants

100 Questions and Answers About Immigrants to the U.S.

Virus eclipses China’s Lunar New Year

The Chinese New Year, reportedly the world’s biggest annual travel event, is being tamped down by limits on travel restrictions over the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The BBC reports that  travel restrictions have cover more than 36 million people … Continue reading

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Birther tourism, citizenship and immigration

The State Department announced today it will start denying visas to pregnant women it believes are coming to the United States to have their babies born as U.S. citizens. The rule takes effect tomorrow. The practice has been legal and … Continue reading

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Sorting out refugees, immigrants, border security

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced today his state would not allow refugees to resettle there this budget year. In explaining his ban, Abbott said Texas takes in 10% of the countries refugees and that 100,000 migrants were apprehended crossing the … Continue reading

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Birthright citizenship in the U.S. goes back 150 years

A threat this week by President Donald Trump to end “birthright citizenship” would seem destined for the courts. Trump’s widely cited hot-button declaration from outside the White House on Aug. 21 was “We’re looking at that very seriously—birthright citizenship, where … Continue reading

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement rounded up Chaldean Americans 2 years ago

It has been two years since a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sweep put hundreds of Iraqi nationals into jail to await deportation to Iraq. Many are still in jail—and limbo. Why did the United States detain several hundred Chaldeans … Continue reading

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U.S. citizenship test: How do you score?

Thursday’s proposed immigration plan includes a citizenship civics test for applicants who want U.S. permanent residency, or a green card. What would such a test look like? We might get an idea from the test immigrants must pass to become … Continue reading

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Hear from the students behind Bias Busters

Our journalism class has just finished working on 100 Questions and Answers About U.S. Buddhists, which will be out this year. We are taking the series in the direction of faith groups, where we see a lack of understanding and … Continue reading

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Measles and migration story debunked

A fake story is making the rounds on Facebook, tricking people into thinking that the outbreak of measles in the United States has been caused by immigrants from South America. It reports, “A Facebook meme incorrectly blames the measles outbreak … Continue reading

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‘Democracies die behind closed doors’

The man who gave us that powerful idea, Judge Damon Keith, died this morning at age 96. Many are attesting to what we have lost. His quote is repeated, paraphrased or abridged so often it is sometimes disconnected from its … Continue reading

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Visa overstays get new attention in immigration enforcement

In another tack on fighting unauthorized immigration, President Trump on Monday gave the Department of Homeland Security 120 days to draft a plan to reduce the number of people who overstay their visas to enter the United States. It targets … Continue reading

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