Immigration Law

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Study: Counties that Provided 'Sanctuary' to Undocumented Immigrants Saw Falling Crime Rates
Posted on 20 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sangita Menon, KUT, June 15, 2022 "Counties that adopted certain sanctuary policies related to undocumented immigrants around 2014 saw a drop in both property and violent crime, according to a new study from a researcher at UT Austin. In 2013,... Read More

Tags: crime , immigrants

The Upward Mobility of the Children of Immigrants
Posted on 2 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ran Abramitzky, Leah Boustan, Time Magazine, June 1, 2022 "Using millions of records of immigrant families from 1880 to 1940 and then again from 1980 to today, we find that the in past and still today children of immigrants surpass their parents... Read More

Expert: Conservative Activists Get Facts Wrong About Immigrants, Crime
Posted on 12 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Josh Kelety, Associated Press, May 12, 2022 "A video from 2018 featuring two prominent conservative activists making claims about immigrants coming into the U.S. has resurfaced and is circulating widely on social media. In the clip, Charlie Kirk... Read More

Immigrants and Nobel Prizes
Posted on 7 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NFAP, October 2021 "Immigrants have been awarded 38%, or 40 of 104, of the Nobel Prizes won by Americans in chemistry, medicine and physics since 2000, according to an analysis by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP).1 In 2021, three... Read More

Immigrant 9/11 Cleanup Crews Seek Justice
Posted on 8 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Claudia Torrens, Associated Press, Sept. 8, 2021 "Immigrant workers who helped clean up buildings in lower Manhattan after the Sept. 11 attacks have long asked for years to obtain legal status as a way to compensate for the work and subsequent... Read More

Tags: 9/11 , immigrants

Crime in Texas: Citizens v. Immigrants (Facts are Stubborn Things)
Posted on 9 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chris Barncard, Univ. of Wisc.-Madison, Dec. 7, 2020 "Crime rates among undocumented immigrants are just a fraction of those of their U.S.-born neighbors, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of Texas arrest and conviction records. Compared... Read More

The State of Black Immigrants
Posted on 30 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

BAJI, NYU Law Immigrant Rights Clinic, Jan. 2020 "Just as African-Americans suffer disproportionately high arrest, prosecution and incarceration rates, so too are Black immigrants. This occurs despite no evidence that they engage in more criminalized... Read More

Immigrant Health-Care Workers in the United States
Posted on 21 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeanne Batalova, MPI, May 14, 2020 "Immigrants represent disproportionately high shares of U.S. workers in many essential occupations, including in health care—a fact underscored during the coronavirus pandemic as the foreign born have played... Read More

Immigration Can Save Lives During America's COVID-19 Crisis
Posted on 6 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Apr. 6, 2020 "In New York and elsewhere across America, physicians and nurses are overwhelmed with patients suffering from COVID-19. “Nurses Die, Doctors Sick and Panic Rises on Virus Front Lines,” read a recent... Read More

Do Immigrants Assimilate More Slowly Today Than in the Past?
Posted on 4 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ran Abramitzky, Leah Boustan, Katherine Eriksson AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW: INSIGHTS VOL. 2, NO. 1, MARCH 2020 "Using millions of historical census records and modern birth certificates, we document that immigrants assimilated into US society at... Read More

Study: Health Insurance Not a 'Magnet' for Immigrants
Posted on 18 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicole Narea, Vox, Nov. 18, 2019 "A new study finds that low-income, legal immigrants don’t tend to move to states that offer them health insurance, suggesting that expanding their access to medical care wouldn’t create a “welfare... Read More

Analysis of Trump's Visa Proclamation
Posted on 7 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Oct. 7, 2019 "On Friday, October 4, 2019, Donald Trump issued a far-reaching presidential proclamation that would bar new immigrants from entering the United States without health insurance. To better understand this new... Read More

Expert Weighs In on Trump's Visa Proclamation
Posted on 7 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr in the New York Times : "Thousands of people annually would be denied green cards if the [proclamation] takes effect, said Steve Yale-Loehr, an immigration scholar at Cornell Law School . “President Trump has failed... Read More

Gov. Pritzker Signs Package of Legislation Enhancing Protections for Illinois' Immigrant Families
Posted on 25 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Office of the Governor, June 21, 2019 "Making good on his promise to make Illinois a welcoming state for all, Governor JB Pritzker signed three pieces of legislation Friday to protect Illinois' immigrant community amid growing attacks from... Read More

AMA Journal of Ethics: Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants
Posted on 15 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AMA Journal of Ethics, January 2019 "Currently, 800,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients — including many health professionals, students, and patients — face risk of detention and deportation. Loss of DACA status... Read More