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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…

Indiana’s Primary: Immigrants in the Hoosier State

May 3, 2016

The 2016 primaries are rapidly nearing a close, and today the votes are being held in Indiana. There are 57 Republican delegates and 83 Democratic delegates to be awarded, and they can be critical wins for any candidate to secure nomination. Indiana’s immigrant population growth was relatively slow until recent decades. From 2000 to 2013,…

Demand for Bilingual Workers Increasing in Maryland

May 3, 2016

As employers strive to increase their competitiveness in the global economy, they are increasingly seeking candidates who have the language skills necessary to communicate with a diverse customer base, and with operations and competitors overseas. New analysis of Burning Glass data explores the growing demand for bilingual talent in Maryland from some of the state’s…

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