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10 Reasons Farmers Won’t Be Able to Feed You without Immigration Reform

September 29, 2014

72% of farm workers are foreign-born. According to a 2010 survey, 47% of agricultural employers are not satisfied with the H-2A visa program, the only visa program in the US designed to bring in temporary agricultural workers, and 42% will not use it because it is “too administratively burdensome or costly.” In 2010, administrative challenges…

6 things you need to know about STEM

September 25, 2014

STEM — the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math — has sparked a nationwide debate about education, gender, immigration and the future of the U.S. economy. Here are six things you need to know about STEM: Kids need to get excited about science early. STEM jobs are growing at 1.7 times the rate of…

Reports show immigration aiding Akron’s population, economy, housing

September 24, 2014

Hem Bahadur Bista and his family arrived in Akron in 2008 after struggling for years in a refugee camp in Nepal, where they had no electricity or even a decent roof for shelter from the rain. The Bhutanese immigrant has thrived in his new home, finding a job as a residential assistant, opening the Bista…

The United States needs doctors, and immigration reform can help

September 23, 2014

As I watch the debate over immigration reform in Washington, D.C., it is apparent our leaders need to be reminded of the implications the issue has for the future of medicine. As the chairman and physician-in-chief of the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, I can tell you that one-third of my colleagues here are immigrants. They help provide…

Nashville opens office for immigrant ‘new Americans’

September 22, 2014

Immigrants in Nashville have found a vocal ally in Mayor Karl Dean in recent years, and on Monday he announced the creation of a new Metro office focused exclusively on helping them. By executive order, Dean created the Mayor’s Office of New Americans, or MONA, a city office tasked with involving immigrants in local government,…

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