Immigration News Blog


Thursday, September 04, 2014

Immigrants illegally in California comprise nearly 10% of workforce

Immigrants illegally in California comprise nearly 10% of workforce
A USC study looks at ways the estimated 2.6-million immigrants living in California without permission participate in state life.

 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Top 5 Reasons Why Administrative Action on Immigration Would Benefit American Workers

Top 5 Reasons Why Administrative Action on Immigration Would Benefit American Workers
Administrative action that temporarily protects undocumented immigrants from deportation would benefit all American workers.

 

Friday, July 18, 2014

With Child Migrants Set to Become Students, Educators Must Prepare

With Child Migrants Set to Become Students, Educators Must Prepare
Between 70,000 and 90,000 unaccompanied children are expected to cross the U.S.-Mexico border by year's end. Lost in an intensifying debate over U.S. immigration policy is...

 

Immigrants Sending Money Back Home Face Fewer Options ...

Immigrants Sending Money Back Home Face Fewer Options
The giant remittances economy — which consists of folks, mainly immigrants, sending money across borders — has been expanding for years.

 

Monday, July 14, 2014

New Report Highlights Dangerous Working Conditions, Low Wages for Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S.

New Report Highlights Dangerous Working Conditions, Low Wages for Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S.  Illegal immigrants don't hold the most dangerous jobs in America. ... Yet there is plenty of hazard, risk and occupational injury for the uncounted ... Cost of Being Illegal in the United States: Legal Status, Job Hazards and ... in

 

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Critical Choices in Post-Recession California: Investing in the Educational and Career Success of Immigrant Youth

Critical Choices in Post-Recession California: Investing in the Educational and Career Success of Immigrant Youth
This report examines the educational experiences and outcomes of first- and second-generation immigrant youth ages 16 to 26 across California’s educational institutions, encompassing secondary schools, adult education, and postsecondary education.  

 

Moving Up or Standing Still? Access to Middle-Skilled Work for Newly Arrived Migrants in the European Union

The global economic crisis and changing migration patterns in Europe bring up questions about how well immigrants are able to find employment and progress into better jobs over time. This overview report caps a series of six country case studies evaluating the employment outcomes for foreign-born workers during their first decade in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

 

Central American Immigrants in the U.S.

Central American Immigrants in the U.S.
Since the surge in Central American immigrants crossing the border illegally, many have had questions about their community. This report lists some basic socio-demographic statistics for immigrants in the United States from these countries

 

More than rumors drive Central American youths toward U.S.

More than rumors drive Central American youths toward U.S.
A couple of weeks ago, sisters Karen and Sindy Laucel joined the exodus of youths from Central America, hoping to reconnect with their mother, who had left this farming village a decade ago in search of work in the U.S.

 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Berkeley Law William K. Coblentz Civil Rights Endowment Student Research Fellowships

The Berkeley Law William K. Coblentz Civil Rights Endowment
Student Research Fellowships


The Berkeley Law Coblentz Civil Rights Fellows Committee is currently accepting applications for the William K. Coblentz Civil Rights Endowment Student Research Fellowships. The Coblentz Fellowships provide students with a unique opportunity to develop important legal skills, build professional networks, and learn about substantive areas of law through Berkeley Law's cutting-edge research centers. 

The program supports research and activities relating to racial and ethnic justice in California and the nation. Six student Coblentz Fellows will be selected to work for one semester beginning the Fall of 2014, in one of four of Berkeley Law’s research centers: the Center for the Study of Law and Society (CSLS), the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice (Henderson Center), the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, or the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law & Social Policy (Warren Institute).  Selected Fellows will support ongoing or new research efforts being conducted by the center in which they are placed.  Fellows can elect to work for their selected center in either the Fall or Spring semesters.  Fellows will work between 4-8 hours per week, depending on the needs of their selected center and Fellows' availability.  Fellows will be expected to produce a brief report at the end of the semester describing the goals, scope and outcomes of the assigned project.

The Coblentz Fellowship can be taken as a paid fellowship (approximately $2,583 for the semester) or for credit, but not for both. This determination, as well as start dates, will be made by each selected student prior to each appointment.

Eligibility

JD (rising 2Ls and 3Ls only), LLM, JSP-PhD, and JSD students who matriculate in academic year 2014-2015 are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Interested students should forward applications via e-mail to Alex Lee at the Career Development Office.  Questions may also be directed to Alex.  Applications should include a current resume and a brief cover letter (no more than two pages in length) demonstrating an applicant’s interest in and commitment to racial/ethnic justice. All materials must be submitted as a single PDF document.  Application materials not combined in a single electronic file will not be accepted.  Electronic files should be named in the following way: "[last name][first initial].coblentz.pdf." 

Applicants may indicate with which center they would prefer to work, but this is not required and does not guarantee placement in a given center if selected for the program.  The deadline to apply is 9 am, Monday, July 14th.

 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Daily Immigration News Clips – June 25, 2014

Daily Immigration News Clips – June 25, 2014
Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on June 25, 2014.

 

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