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

Presidential Memo on Means-Tested Benefits
Posted on 24 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, May 23, 2019 "PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDA Memorandum on Enforcing the Legal Responsibilities of Sponsors of Aliens By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby... Read More

New State Law Protects Immigrants in Washington
Posted on 22 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NWIRP, May 21, 2019 "On May 21st, Governor Jay Inslee signed The Keep Washington Working Act (Senate Bill 5497) into law. This important legislation promotes fairness to immigrants and protects the privacy and civil rights of all Washington residents... 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

Feds Propose 'Vast Changes' to Public Charge Rule
Posted on 24 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sept. 24, 2018 - The proposed rule has yet to be published in the Federal Register, but DHS posted this link on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. CLINIC posted the following analysis: "Stemming from a 2017 Trump Administration executive order encouraging... 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

US Army Quietly Discharging Immigrant Recruits
Posted on 6 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Martha Mendoza, Garance Burke, Associated Press, July 5, 2018 - "Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned. ... Read More

Tags: immigrants , Army

Debunking the Myth of the Job-Stealing Immigrant
Posted on 24 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[I]mmigration is the greatest example of our faulty thinking, a shortsightedness that hurts others while simultaneously hurting ourselves. The State Department issues fewer than half a million immigrant visas each year. Using the 7 percent figure... Read More

Young Texas immigrants eligible for DACA want to serve, but can't enlist
Posted on 11 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When Leonardo Castro says he’s willing to die for his country, he means the United States. For Castro, born in Mexico and brought into the U.S. illegally at age 2, this is the only country he knows and loves. So when the federal government... Read More

IRS: Phone Scam Targets Immigrants, Threatens Deportation
Posted on 1 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre... Read More

Hazleton, Farmers Branch Petition USSC for Writs of Certiorari
Posted on 2 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A city in Pennsylvania and one in Texas have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether they are allowed to enact legislation preventing those illegally living in the country from renting property in their cities — and in the Pennsylvania... Read More

Four Out of Nine of this Year’s U.S. Nobel Prize Winners are Immigrants
Posted on 21 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" What does an eight year old boy escaping Nazis on a boat to the United States have in common with the award-winning chemist who taught at some of the most preeminent Universities in the United States? Easy: they’re the same person. Martin... Read More

Revitalization in the Heartland of America: Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs for Economic Development
Posted on 17 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A potent combination of declining population growth and economic stagnation has led many cities and metropolitan regions to rethink how to reinvigorate their communities. The Midwest is a prime example of this trend. According to the Chicago Council... Read More

Immigrants Far More Law-Abiding Than Natives: Research
Posted on 14 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

New York Times, Jan. 14, 2016 - "In America, as in Europe, anti-immigrant backlashes have often followed episodes in which foreigners are blamed for crimes and other problems. But statistical studies show that in the United States, at least, immigrants... Read More