Immigration Law

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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

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