Posts Tagged ‘Immigrants’

What We Get Wrong When We Talk About Food Stamps And Immigrants

Food banks across the country have been noticing a trend since President Donald Trump was inaugurated in January. In recent weeks, outlets including the Washington Post, The Nation and NPR have reported that outreach workers and enrollment assistants who help eligible immigrants enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, say immigrants are canceling their […]

Is America Still A Nation of Immigrants?

The letter below was originally written after 9/11 as an open letter to a relative of mine who had worries about migrating to America. But it feels that it is especially relevant to our time. So here it is, revised. Dear Cousin, What is it like to be an immigrant in America these days? Is […]

California Moves To Extend Health Insurance To Undocumented Immigrants

(Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law allowing unauthorized immigrants to buy health insurance on a state exchange created under the U.S. Affordable Care Act, making the state the first in the country to offer that kind of coverage. The law lets the state request a waiver from the federal government […]

Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants

Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants Note: This book is also available in Spanish as "Bienvenidos a los Estados Unidos de Am rica: "Gu a para inmigrantes nuevos"" It is exciting to begin a new life in the United States, but it can be difficult to understand many new customs there. […]

GOP Crowd Applauds Calling Immigrants Rats and Roaches

During a focus group led by GOP pollster Frank Luntz at the South Carolina Freedom Summit, the mother-in-law of Citizens United president David Bossie compared immigrants to rats and roaches, to the delight of the audience. Bossie is the organizer of the summit, one in a series of cattle calls for GOP presidential hopefuls. Asked […]

LGBTQ Immigrants On Same-Sex Marriage: ‘History Went Along With Us’

WASHINGTON — Same-sex marriage arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday stem partly from a dispute over a few words on a piece of paper. Jim Obergefell, one of the lead plaintiffs, wanted to be listed as the surviving spouse on the death certificate of his late husband, John Arthur. Because they live in Ohio, […]

Dreamers Divided: Obama’s Executive Actions Leave Some Young Immigrants Out

WASHINGTON — In June of 2012, Ramon Garibaldo got a text message from a friend telling him to turn on his television. President Barack Obama was giving a speech announcing his new policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, to allow undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to stay. Garibaldo was overjoyed at […]

Some Immigrants Eligible For Social Security Under Obama Immigration Executive Order

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama’s new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House. Under Obama’s actions, immigrants who are spared deportation could obtain work permits and a Social […]

Five Things to Know About How President Obama’s Executive Action Impacts Undocumented Immigrants

Last week, the President took action to fix as much of our broken immigration system as possible within the scope of his existing legal authority. The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions are an important step to fix our broken immigration system. Millions of undocumented immigrants who live in the shadows want to play by the […]

Taking Action to Attract High-Skilled Immigrants, Graduates, and Entrepreneurs

The President is taking action, within his legal authority, to fix our broken immigration system. America needs a 21st century immigration system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants — and that grows our economy. According to an analysis by the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, […]

Amendments On Undocumented Immigrants In The Military Won’t Get A Vote In The House

WASHINGTON — It’s been 11 months since the Senate approved a sweeping immigration overhaul. In the House, meanwhile, comprehensive immigration reform hasn’t budged — and narrow measures aren’t getting a chance, either. On Tuesday, the House Rules Committee blocked three immigrant-related amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act, stalling the effort by several Republican and […]

Florida Senate Approves In-State Tuition Bill For Undocumented Immigrants

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After a sharply-charged debate that touched on the law, immigration and America, a divided Florida Senate voted Thursday in favor of letting students who live in the country illegally qualify for in-state college tuition rates. The vote was not unexpected, but it was still a landmark day. The Republican-controlled Senate has […]