The initial agricultural economy of the Americas was very much dependent on cheap labor. This was initially achieved with black African and white mostly Irish indentured servants. While white indentured servants eventually regained their freedom; over time captured African Slaves would provide a continuous supply of cheap labor for the development of the young nation.Details
SALT LAKE CITY — Marie Francois grew up in Haiti reading books her mother picked up from a local thrift shop, often times that had smart-looking people on the cover. She read mostly during the day when it didn’t matter that their small home didn’t have electricity. At night, she read by candlelight.Details
At her party on Tuesday night, Rihanna debuted her second collection for Fenty, known as 6-19 for the month and year of its release. The mood was tropical — this is a beachier Rihanna than the one who put out a first collection heavy on tailoring only a month ago — but among the cinched printed dresses and denim miniskirts, there was another piece that stood out: a T-shirt printed with the word “Immigrant” and tracing its origins, from the Latin. Rihanna called it a favorite.Details
For someone about to host 18 people for dinner, Hannah Goldberg didn’t seem nervous. But an intense, compact woman in Goldberg’s gleaming Brooklyn kitchen barely looked up from the stove, occasionally adjusting a headscarf or dabbing her brow as she stirred a pot or arranged a salad platter.Details
When I read about the proposal to base immigration on the “merit” of the immigrant I cannot help but think of my grandfather. He came to this country in the early part of the last century. He was able to immigrate because of an uncle who had a floral business and employed him in the greenhouse.
What makes my grandfather’s story particularly meaningful to me is that he was the youngest of six children when his father died. This was in Victorian England, where there was no social safety net. Because there was no help for children or widows, my grandfather and his siblings were put in a workhouse despite my grandfather being only 2 years old.Details
It’s a popular talking point and widely held belief, but there’s just no evidence to support it. Magazine,Immigration, Relevant Magazine The idea that an influx of undocumented immigrants leads to higher crime rates is a popular talking point in the…Details
Last month, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces captured Islamic State fighters believed to be responsible for the January suicide attack that killed four American intelligence personnel in Manbij, Syria.
One of the Americans killed in that attack, Ghadir Taher, was a Syrian American linguist supporting the team’s sensitive intelligence mission. She was a Defense Department contractor, a Syrian immigrant and naturalized U.S. citizen from East Point, Ga., who volunteered to deploy to combat in Syria with the U.S. military. Her loss is a tragic reminder of the crucial role immigrants play in U.S. national security, an important warning that the U.S. intelligence community is dependent on immigration for language and cultural skills that protect American lives.Details
Re-Registration Period Now Open for Individuals with Temporary Protected Status under South Sudan’s Designation
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under South Sudan’s designation who want to maintain their status through the 18-month extension period ending on Nov. 2, 2020, must re-register between April 5, 2019 and June 4, 2019.Details
Magazine, The Immigrant Experience, Culled From Wisconsin Rapids Tribune WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Since her husband’s deportation to West Africa, Katrina Jabbi feels as if she’s been grieving the death of a loved one. She was pregnant with the couple’s third child when…Details
Immigration is an emotional issue, and one that tends to polarize people. Few of us feel neutral about immigration and border issues. Yet the problems of immigration are not going to go away as long as we live in a world where there is extreme poverty and violence in some places and relative safety and material wealth in others.Details