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Weekend Reading: Highlights from this week’s immigration news (May 23-27)

May 27, 2016

In case you missed the compelling image of 2nd Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache standing at attention with a tear streaming down his cheek during the commencement ceremony at West Point’s U.S. Military Academy going viral on social media this week, check out the Washington Post’s feature on Idrache, who immigrated to America from Haiti in…

Ohio County Commissioner Doesn’t Shy Away from Talking Immigration

May 26, 2016

Tom Dunlap spent 18 years in the Huron County Sheriff’s office, including four years as Sheriff. In that time, he encountered almost no trouble from the county’s Hispanic residents. “Over the years, many of the migrant farm workers in the muck farm area have stayed and grown roots,” he says. “The talk around the county…

Weekend Reading: Highlights from this week’s immigration news (May 16-20)

May 20, 2016

This week Tom Nassif, president and CEO of the Western Growers Association, which represents farmers in California, Arizona, and Colorado, penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, proposing that governors take the lead on immigration reform. “As chief executives,” he writes, “governors know how to get things done. They are problem-solvers who are usually…

Weekend Reading: Highlights from this week’s immigration news (May 9 – 13)

May 13, 2016

Pew Research Center found that the number of citizenship applications reached its record high in four years. From last October to this January, 249,609 permanent residents applied for naturalization, a 5-percent increase from the same period ahead of the 2012 elections. Though recent headlines have suggested that the jump is in response to Donald Trump’s…

Weekend Reading: Highlights from this week’s immigration news (May 2-6)

May 6, 2016

Politico reporter Seung Min Kim reports that lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are working to effectively expand the number of low-skilled H-2B worker visas available each year. Sending a letter to the Appropriations Committee, which oversees funding for the Department of Homeland Security, nine representatives are hoping to see a higher cap for…

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