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Weekend Reading: Highlights from this week’s immigration news (July 11-15)

July 15, 2016

This week, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced new research from our organization showing that the 82,308 foreign-born residents of the region have a significant impact on southwestern Pennsylvania’s economy. The Tribune Live touted the fact that “in 2014, businesses owned by immigrants generated $120 million in total income. Those…

International Students Are U.S. Business’ Best Hope For Growth

July 12, 2016

This week, as anti-immigrant rhetoric continues to permeate the national debate, hundreds of thousands of international students will say goodbye to the United States to return, degrees in hand, to their home countries. Far from being a drain on the American economy or threat to U.S. jobs, these talented graduates—disproportionately armed with graduate STEM degrees—could…

Weekend Reading: Highlights from this week’s immigration news (July 4-8)

July 8, 2016

Just about every day in towns and cities across America, immigrants are becoming naturalized citizens. But what is it like to pledge allegiance to America and become a U.S. citizen on July 4, our nation’s birthday? Vice’s Serena Solomon writes about the unique experience here. This week in the Tallahassee Democrat, immigration attorney Elizabeth Ricci…

Thousands Naturalized on Independence Day

July 4, 2016

Our Day of Independence is their day of citizenship. Every Fourth of July, historic sites like The New York Public Library, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, and the USS Midway in San Diego play host to thousands of newly naturalized citizens. A judge presides over the swearing of the Oath of Allegiance. And…

Weekend Reading: Highlights from this week’s immigration news (June 27- July 1)

July 1, 2016

As the Fourth of July weekend begins, we celebrate an inspiring group of famous naturalized citizens who have been honored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as the “Pride of America.” Honorees include Hari Sreenivasan, anchor and senior Correspondent for PBS NewsHour; Wolfgang Puck, chef and restaurateur; Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google; Jan Koum,…

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