How The Reopening Of The Economy And Schools Would Impact Communities Of color And Immigrants

How The Reopening Of The Economy And Schools Would Impact Communities Of color And Immigrants

LOS ANGELES, California — There are growing pressures to reopen the country’s economy and schools nationwide even though the containment of Covid-19 is still not in sight. Such decisions would pose many complications for ethnic and immigrant populations, who have already experienced healthcare disparities and socio-economic inequities prior to the pandemic.

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The Path to Survival Is Even More Complicated for Immigrant-Owned Mom-and-Pop Restaurants

The Path to Survival Is Even More Complicated for Immigrant-Owned Mom-and-Pop Restaurants

Restaurant owner Eric Sansangasakun saw the novel coronavirus coming from thousands of miles away, and even then, he still wasn’t prepared for how much damage it would bring.
Like many other Asian immigrants in the United States, Sansangasakun — who co-owns Thai and sushi restaurant Gindi Thai in Burbank, California, with his brother, his sister-in-law, and a friend from Bangkok — still has loved ones back in Asia. Since January, he had been monitoring the spread of the virus across China, Taiwan, Japan, and his home country of Thailand.

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These Founders Overcame Their Immigration Struggles To Start Their Companies In The U.S., And You Can Too

Over the past couple of years, the government has been waging a war against immigrants. What was once a word used to describe the foundation of our nation’s identity has slowly evolved to become one used as a political weapon.
Immigration has never been easy, which is why it tends to self-select for those who are more persistent, resilient, and entrepreneurial than the average person. Because of the most recent display of hostility towards immigrants this month, I thought it may be appropriate to share the stories of founders who have worked through immigration-related struggles in order to build and grow their companies in this country.

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Covid-19 Healthcare and Money Assistance for Ethnic and Immigrant Communities

Covid-19 Healthcare and Money Assistance for Ethnic and Immigrant Communities

LOS ANGELES, California — The Covid-19 pandemic, also known as the Coronavirus, continues to wreak havoc worldwide. Of the 2,158,250 confirmed cases worldwide, the US still leads with 662,045 confirmed cases, 28,998 deaths, and 54,703 recoveries as of April 16, according to the Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center’s data tracking.

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‘Brain Waste’: Highly Skilled Immigrants Struggle To Fill Workforce Gaps

‘Brain Waste’: Highly Skilled Immigrants Struggle To Fill Workforce Gaps

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.

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