Immigration Law

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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

New Study Finds Immigrants Pay More in Private Insurance Premiums Than They Receive In Benefits
Posted on 1 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Leah Zallman, M.D., MPH., Oct. 31, 2018 - "Published in the October edition of Health Affairs , findings from our study using nationally representative data show that immigrants heavily subsidize private insurance of US-born enrollees and boost profits... Read More

On the Importance of Plyler v. Doe
Posted on 5 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, Sept. 10, 2018 - " Plyler v. Doe addressed questions that are central to ongoing debates about both education and immigration and that get to the heart of what schoolchildren and undocumented migrants have in common:... Read More

Richer, Stronger, Safer and Freer: More Immigrants, Please!
Posted on 16 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel M. Kowalski, May 15, 2017 - "We all want to be richer, stronger, safer, and freer. Who wouldn’t? And we can be. The answer is not a pill, a diet, a religion or a political party or candidate, and it doesn’t cost a dime. ... Read More

Unanimous Denver City Council Passes Ordinance Protecting Immigrants
Posted on 30 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jon Murray, Denver Post, Aug. 29, 2017 - "An elevated immigration policy stance approved Monday night by the Denver City Council boils down easily: Don’t ask about anyone’s status, don’t share it and don’t help federal authorities... Read More

Immigration Reprieve Could Bring Thousands of New Workers to Payrolls
Posted on 21 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As thousands of young [unauthorized] immigrants consider openly applying for work permits under a new Obama administration directive, they dream of jobs they could never find in the shadows. Eduardo Ruiz, of San Jose, has worked in a South Bay market... Read More

Immigrants Keep Small-Business Faith
Posted on 17 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigrants are more inclined to own small businesses than native-born Americans and are increasingly opening shop in areas beyond the major cities in which they have traditionally settled, a trend that is energizing local economies and reshaping... Read More

6 Immigrant Stories That Will Make You Believe In The American Dream Again
Posted on 7 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Monte Burke, Forbes, Oct. 25, 2016 - "Precisely 42 slots on The Forbes 400 belong to naturalized citizens who immigrated to America. That’s 10.5% of the list, a huge overperformance considering that naturalized citizens make up only 6% of the... Read More

Pew Analysis Highlights Immigrant Integration and Economic Contributions
Posted on 8 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigrants integrate into U.S. society over time and they contribute to the U.S. economy. These crucial yet often-overlooked facts are illustrated well by the Pew Hispanic Center’s latest statistical profile of the foreign-born population... Read More

How immigrants will help reshape the future wealth of Los Angeles
Posted on 3 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Over the next several decades, what will be the color of money in Los Angeles? A new report from the California Community Foundation points to what some might find an unexpected driver of wealth in the region: entrepreneurial immigrants. Along with... Read More

Privately Operated Federal Prisons for Immigrants: Expensive. Unsafe. Unnecessary
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Strolling around the sleepy town of Natchez, Mississippi (pop. 15,672) one may never discover that a flourishing business generating hundreds of millions of dollars in lucrative contracts lies just up the Richard Wright Memorial Highway. The Corrections... Read More

Louisiana Isn’t Letting Immigrants Get Married
Posted on 11 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Catherine Rampell, Oct. 10, 2016 - "For an illustration of how cruel the country’s latest wave of nativism has grown, look to Louisiana. Here, a little-noticed new state law has effectively made it illegal for thousands of refugees to get... Read More

Muscular Public Relations Strategy to Paint Immigrants and Immigration as Negatives Embedded Deep Within Trump Executive Orders - MPI
Posted on 23 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Jessica Bolter, Migration Policy Institute, Mar. 22, 2017 - "Even as three executive orders on immigration signed by President Trump during his first weeks in office have received extensive scrutiny, far less attention... Read More

New Mission for Lawyers: Free Aid to Young Immigrants
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a departure from their usual clientele, attorneys at major U.S. law firms and corporations are volunteering to represent, at no cost, unaccompanied children who have entered the U.S. illegally. Since late July, when a wave of Central American... Read More