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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries – Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania – to its travel ban list, U.S. media reports said on Tuesday.
Some countries will face bans only on some visa categories, the Wall Street Journal reported. The list of countries was not final and could yet change, website Politico said.Details
As 2020 came, many of us counted down with hopes that the New Year would bring new experiences and new ways forward. Despite the calendar telling us it was 2020, Frankfort’s calendar still said 1990. On the first day of the legislative session, the Kentucky Senate announced as their top priority an anti-immigration bill, Senate Bill 1, that, if passed, will ultimately lead to family separations across the Commonwealth.Details
After years pushing a narrative that immigrants threaten the American economy, the Trump administration is reducing immigration to the U.S., and it’s not just illegal immigration––legal immigration is falling fast.
But as the U.S. grows more desperate for more people, native-born Americans are paying the price, too.Details
The number of immigrants to the United States from China, India and Mexico declined sharply between FY 2016 and FY 2018. If current immigration policies continue, then further reductions from these and other major immigrant-sending countries to America are likely.Details
“American dream. I’m the American dream” Oscar nominated actress Renée Zellweger reveals to Vanity Fair in its 2020 Hollywood issue about her immigrant heritage and the impact of having immigrant parents. Born to a Swiss father and a Norwegian mother the actress acknowledges the fear that has consumed immigrant communities:Details
Nearly two million college-educated immigrants labor in jobs for which they are overqualified, or cannot find work at all.
The so-called “brain waste” phenomenon is costing California and other states billions of dollars per year in lost individual earnings and tax revenues, according to estimates by the Migration Policy Institute. The problem is worsening as, among immigrants continuing to arrive in the United States, there’s a greater proportion of college-educated individuals, experts warn.Details
The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied the government’s request to let a new rule go into effect that would make it much harder for low-income immigrants to obtain permanent residency. This public charge rule has been challenged by states and immigrant groups across the country and was supposed to start last October.Details
Karine Jean-Pierre recently introduced her new book MOVING FORWARD: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America (Nov 5, 2019; HarperCollins/Hanover Square) with national interviews on The Today Show, Morning Joe, and with Nicole Wallace on Deadline White House. We are very excited to bring her to LA!Details
The powerful, heart-pounding and soul-searching words written by our most vulnerable youth are performed through song, dance, poetry and storytelling. Join us at Voices of the Unheard / FREEDOM to witness multiple performances, including a special performance of an excerpt of Spirit Awakening, the critically acclaimed one-woman play written and performed by Akuyoe Graham, award-winning playwright, actor and Founder & Executive Director of Spirit Awakening Foundation.Details