I’m the child of immigrants, and ‘my mission is to save your life no matter what you stand for’

I’m the child of immigrants, and ‘my mission is to save your life no matter what you stand for’

When you know somebody’s story, it should be impossible to see them as anything other than human. Yet when I see the United State’s policies separating immigrant families — families like mine — what seems like more incidents of race and culture-based violence daily, and the growing distrust of people from immigrant communities, it makes me wonder how some people fail to see the humanity of their neighbors. My family’s personal emigration story, my parent’s guidance and my high school history class have all taught me that there is nothing more important.

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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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The Crackdown On Illegal Immigration Is Hurting Oil Drillers

The Crackdown On Illegal Immigration Is Hurting Oil Drillers

U.S. crude oil production growth may have slowed down this year, but the largest oil-producing counties in the Permian basin continue to feel a shortage of labor.

The predicament for small oil services business owners in New Mexico is aggravated by the surge in worksite audits, investigations, and arrests as part of U.S. President Donald Trump’s tougher stance on illegal immigration.

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'America is Immigrants': Illustrator celebrates immigration in new book

‘America is Immigrants’: Illustrator celebrates immigration in new book

WILLIAMSTOWN — Growing up in Edinburgh, Scotland, Alison Kolesar always had a sense that the United States’ dynamism came from its immigrant population. By choice or necessity, these Americans had uprooted their lives and fashioned new ones in a foreign land.

“That was part of what created the energy of the country,” Kolesar said Monday. “In psychological terms, people who have had things always handed to them tend to not go out and make much of a difference in the world.”

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LEAVING A LEGACY, Multi-award-winning Hollywood director makes movies about successful immigrants

LEAVING A LEGACY, Multi-award-winning Hollywood director makes movies about successful immigrants

LEGACY DOCUMENTARIES are fundamentally created for two reasons: to leave a legacy or to use the film for PR purposes. The latter is especially true for bigger entities or businesses. Once you have your own LEGACY DOCUMENTARY completed, you can show it to news outlets, book publishers, or broadcasters.

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Immigrants aren’t a problem for Syracuse; they are part of the solution (Commentary)

Immigrants aren’t a problem for Syracuse; they are part of the solution (Commentary)

I read Paul Strail’s letter (“Syracuse is falling apart, and Mayor Walsh’s priority is refugees?”, Oct. 10, 2019) with great interest. Strail does a good job summarizing the many challenges facing cities like Syracuse. He then makes a connection between these problems and immigration. I would like to offer some additional food for thought on this.

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The Crazy Rich Asians Continue To Turn Stereotypes Upside Down

2018’s Crazy Rich Asians was a fun, funny, feel-good movie, and a blast to watch. But one of the reasons it was such a big deal was that it successfully pushed back on Hollywood’s typical stereotyping of Asian actors. We don’t have to get into the specifics, but suffice it to say the film industry tends to employ Asian talent to fill a few typecast roles, which can overall contribute to a belittling, offensive, and notably inaccurate societal perception of an entire race or ethnicity.

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Constance Wu Candidly Describes The Burden Children Of Immigrants Carry

Constance Wu Candidly Describes The Burden Children Of Immigrants Carry

The actress, who’s in the upcoming movie “Hustlers,” sat down with “The Off Camera Show” and recounted a childhood memory in which a teacher wrongly accused her of plagiarism while she was in middle school. Though the experience deeply affected her, she explained that she never told her parents for a reason that may sound familiar to many from immigrant families.

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