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Foreign-born Entrepreneurs push for a ‘Startup’ visa

Foreign-born Entrepreneurs push for a ‘Startup’ visa

A cocktail shaker full of whiskey and juice marks the start of happy hour. But we are not at a bar. This is The Hatchery, a sprawling office space in…

Majority of immigrants turned over to ICE are non-criminals

Majority of immigrants turned over to ICE are non-criminals

By Reshma Shamasunder This week, a new report dealt what may be the greatest blow yet to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s strained credibility over its deportation practices. The report, authored…

Ethiopia’s economy benefits from returning Diaspora

Ethiopia’s economy benefits from returning Diaspora

At a salon in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, customer Erica Kanesa relaxes in a leather chair. “I’m just doing manicure and pedicure,” she says, leaning her head back while a…

Immigration reform: Who could be left out?

Immigration reform: Who could be left out?

Mee Moua’s family came to the United States in 1978 after fleeing Laos four years earlier and relocating to a refugee camp in Thailand. Her father planned to bring his…

Over 200,000 parents deported in two years

Over 200,000 parents deported in two years

The federal government conducted more than 200,000 deportations of parents who said their children are U.S. citizens in a timespan of just over two years, according to new data obtained…

Vote of confidence in Obama

Vote of confidence in Obama

For a year I have been telling people that the 2012 presidential contest is far more important than the 2008 election. Yes, in 2008 America elected its first African-American president…

Lack of paid sick days for immigrant caregivers risky for U.S. economy

Lack of paid sick days for immigrant caregivers risky for U.S. economy

Considering that Paula Osorio has multiple jobs and no paid sick days, the nosebleed could not have come at a worse time: right before her shift caring for an elderly…

Deferred Deportation Program: Fear causes youth to wait

Deferred Deportation Program: Fear causes youth to wait

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Thousands of young undocumented immigrants formed long lines at help-centers and churches across the United States last Wednesday to start their process of gaining temporary legal…

At Global Diaspora Forum Clinton urges turning ‘Brain Drain’ into ‘Brain Gain’

At Global Diaspora Forum Clinton urges turning ‘Brain Drain’ into ‘Brain Gain’

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recognized on Wednesday the crucial role of diaspora communities in national and global development efforts, emphasizing their potential to solve problems in their home countries…

New Chicago ordinance inspired by case of African woman

New Chicago ordinance inspired by case of African woman

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has introduced the “Safe Families Ordinance” to prevent police from asking about the immigration status of those who have not committed a serious offense. “The history…

Supreme Court: Immigrants can’t use parents to avoid deportation

Supreme Court: Immigrants can’t use parents to avoid deportation

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that immigrants can’t avoid deportation for criminal activities based on how long their parents have been in the United States. Under federal law, immigrants…