Magazine, The Immigrant Experience, NPR Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday Jose Antonio Vargas is an activist, journalist and filmmaker. In 2008, he was part of a Washington Post team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings. But the kind of recognition that would make most journalists proud worried Vargas.…Details
This past week, Sabrina Tavernise of the New York Times reported that the United States now has the its highest level of foreign-born residents (13.7 percent) since 1910, the peak of the last great wave of immigration when the percentage of foreign-born residents hit 15 percent. Immigrants from Asia comprise the largest group of foreign-born residents who have arrived in the United States in the 21st century.Details
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Somalia’s designation who want to maintain their status through the 18-month extension period ending on March 17, 2020, must re-register between Aug. 27, 2018, and Oct. 26, 2018.Details
In Trump’s State of the Union address, he proposed changing the family-immigration system that allows legal immigrants to sponsor family members for green cards, an act that some call “chain migration.” Alejandro Barahona/azcentral Wochit
First lady Melania Trump’s immigrant parents are now U.S. citizens.
Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who are originally from Slovenia, took the citizenship oath in August at a federal building in Manhattan.Details
Los Angeles- A Standing room only crowd gathered on Adams Blvd. For the 2nd Annual West Adams Block Party. This popular party to end all parties for Labor Day weekend, was Sunday, September 2nd, from 11:0am-9:00pm. The West Adams Block Party was presented by Delicious Vinyl partners Mike and Rick Ross, embRACE LA & Dreamhaus LA.Details
Jamaican-born director Danae Grandison’s Film “Unspoken” To Have World Premiere at 22nd Annual Urbanworld® Film Festival in New York City
Jamaican-born filmmaker Danae Grandison’s short film “Unspoken” was named an official sectional in the Narrative Shorts Category at the 22nd Urbanworld® Film Festival (www.urbanworld.org), an annual showcase of diverse culture and sensibility.Details
Years of research, using different sources of data (self-reports, arrests, convictions), at different levels of analysis (individual, city, state), conducted in different time periods, by different authors continues to show the exact same finding: Immigrants do not commit crime at higher rates than native-born Americans, and more immigration, in the aggregate, does not lead to more crime. Period.Details
USCIS is extending the previously announced temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions and, beginning Sept. 11, 2018, will be expanding this temporary suspension to include certain additional H-1B petitions. We expect these suspensions will last until Feb. 19, 2019, and will notify the public via uscis.gov before resuming premium processing for these petitions.Details
As the son of Mexican migrant farm workers, his education was constantly interrupted as his family followed the changing crops. Often, they would spend December through February in Mexico.
Hernandez and his siblings would home school themselves with assignments from their American teachers during those months. But with all of the constant interruptions, Hernandez didn’t become fluent in English until he was 12.Details
The continent of Africa home to 1.2billion people who still depend on local resources like oil, gold, rubber, etc.…to compete in the world market, forgetting that the economic paradigm has shifted from humanism to data-ism, in order to solve everyday problems.Details
Several thousand residents of Los Angeles heeded the call from Community Coalition as they presented the 7th Annual South LA Power Fest. This event is the premier political music festival that organizers schedule once a year as a day of celebration, education and community empowerment.Details