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Untapped Talent: The Costs of Brain Waste among Highly Skilled Immigrants in the United States - MPI

MPI, Dec. 2016 - "While the United States has long been a top destination for the world's best and brightest, it has fallen short when it comes to fully tapping the skills and training of these newcomers. As a result, nearly 2 million immigrants with college degrees in the United States—one...

$10M Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants Proposed by Los Angeles

Dakota Smith, Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 20, 2016 - "Los Angeles city and county leaders on Monday unveiled a $10-million fund to provide legal assistance for residents facing deportation, the region’s boldest move yet as it prepares for an expected crackdown on illegal immigration...

Aliens of Extraordinary Ability: Two Irish Girls Who Made It to New York

Maeve Higgins, Dec. 30, 2016 - "I came here on an O-­1 visa — I’m an alien of extraordinary ability. That ability is doing comedy and persuading friends who do voice­overs in cartoons to write letters to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, vouching for me...

Study: Undocumented Workers Are Often Victims Of Identity Crimes

Nancy Lofholm, Dec. 29, 2016 - "In popular belief, undocumented workers steal someone else's identification and use false IDs so they can get jobs. But new research by University of Colorado Denver anthropology professor Sarah Horton shows those workers are more commonly the victims of identity...

Expert: Vetting of Refugees, Immigrants a 'Balancing Act'

Rebecca Shabad, CBS News, Feb. 27, 2017 - "As the Trump administration readies a new “extreme vetting” executive order that is expected to ban people from certain countries in order to give agencies time to review U.S. vetting procedures, many experts and former officials argue that...

Muscular Public Relations Strategy to Paint Immigrants and Immigration as Negatives Embedded Deep Within Trump Executive Orders - MPI

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 has been devoted to the public relations...

Former IJ: Los Angeles Need to Provide Lawyers for Immigrants

Bruce J. Einhorn, Mar. 27, 2017 - "[D]efendants in immigration court have no constitutional right to a court-appointed lawyer. For this reason, New York City and other localities have created programs to provide lawyers to immigrants facing deportation. At the moment, L.A. has no such program in...

Advocates announce $500,000 legal defense fund for undocumented immigrants in Baltimore

Baltimore Sun, Apr. 20, 2017 - "Advocates announced a new $500,000 legal defense fund Thursday for undocumented immigrants in Baltimore in response to a series of high-profile federal immigration arrests here. ... The advocates have raised $225,000 of the $500,000 they say is needed to provide enough...

Immigrants and Public Safety - The Facts

Sentencing Project, March 2017 - "Foreign-born residents of the United States commit crime less often than native-born citizens. Policies that further restrict immigration are therefore not effective crime-control strategies. These facts — supported by over 100 years of research — have...

Pitkin County, Colorado (Aspen) Passes Pro-Immigrant Resolution

Aspen Times, Apr. 27, 2017 - "Pitkin County commissioners proudly passed a pro-immigrant resolution Wednesday that defies a recent executive order by President Donald Trump. "This is one of the most important resolutions Pitkin County has ever passed," Commissioner Steve Child said...

Richer, Stronger, Safer and Freer: More Immigrants, Please!

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. The solution is immigrants. More immigrants...

Denver's Local Law Change Benefits Immigrants

Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, May 24, 2017 - "As the Trump administration’s war on “sanctuary cities” heats up, cities have come up with increasingly creative ways to fight back. The latest example comes from Denver, which just passed a law aimed at protecting legal immigrants...

Immigrants Needed to Bolster Midwest Economy: Report

Chicago Council, Aug. 24, 2017 - "The leisure and hospitality sector is a crucial part of the Midwest economy. Its vitality increasingly depends on immigrant workers and entrepreneurs, as US-born workers—with increasingly higher levels of education and shifting professional interests—seek...

How ICE Uses Secret Police Databases to Arrest Immigrants

Christie Thompson, Marshall Project, Aug. 28, 2017 - "In 2011, then 19-year-old Luis Vicente Pedrote-Salinas was leaving a relative’s house and getting into his car when he was stopped by Chicago police. Officers found an unopened can of beer in the cupholder and booked him for underage drinking...

Unanimous Denver City Council Passes Ordinance Protecting Immigrants

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 with enforcement. ... The new ordinance is...

Lessons From the Immigration Histories of Midwestern Cities

CCGA, Sept. 18, 2017 - "Cities of the American Midwest were largely built by immigration. Immigrants and their children were a key component of the population growth these cities experienced in the early decades of the last century. In the 1920s, however, the federal government essentially shut...

More Jurisdictions To Provide Legal Defense For Immigrants At Risk Of Deportation

Jose Olivares, NPR, Nov. 12, 2017 - "While the Trump administration continues the federal government's already-massive deportation program, 11 cities and counties will be joining the list of jurisdictions providing legal defense for undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation. The Vera...