Immigration News Blog
Friday, October 19, 2007
NYC construction becomes more deadlyNYC construction becomes more deadly
AP - Sucha Ram was getting ready to tar the roof of a building in the Bronx last year when he fell over the side, plunging 15 feet to his death. He was not wearing any fall-protection gear and had never received formal training in fall hazards, a report said.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Migrants sent $301 billion back home in 2006, study findsMigrants sent $301 billion back home in 2006, study finds
Migrants around the world sent $301 billion to family members back home last year, with India edging out Mexico as the world's top recipient, a U.N. agency said Wednesday.
Slavery in the New Global EconomySlavery in the New Global Economy
World Affairs Council, SF event
11/1/2007 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Kevin Bales, President, Free the Slaves; Author, Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
‘Skilled workers from India, China leaving US shores’‘Skilled workers from India, China leaving US shores’
Hindu Business Line, India
Over a million skilled immigrant workers, including scientists, engineers, doctors, researchers and their families, compete for 1,20000 permanent US ...
Migrant workers earn more than BritishMigrant workers earn more than British
Immigrant workers are both higher paid and more reliable than their British counterparts and contributed £6 billion ...
Don’t get a work injury if you live in Arizona…Don’t get a work injury if you live in Arizona…
By Peter Rousmaniere
…and are an illegal immigrant. It can also be very costly to the employer. Apparently businesses are penalized now, in fact can be put out of business, if they hire illegal immigrants, but workers comp benefits still apply to these workers. Some in the legislature aim to strip workers comp benefits from illegal workers.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sweden 'best at helping foreigners integrate'Sweden 'best at helping foreigners integrate
'The Local, Sweden
Sweden is best in Europe at welcoming foreign workers, according to a new EU study. Lithuania does least to help new arrivals settle in. ...
Day-laborer issue moving to PattersonDay-laborer issue moving to Patterson
The Journal News
Patterson NY- This town sits two train stops north of Brewster on Metro-North's Harlem Line, which, some say, has become a conduit for day laborers commuting between the two communities in search of work.
States' Immigrant Policies DivergeStates' Immigrant Policies Diverge (Washington Post)
In New York, state officials are about to offer driver's licenses to illegal immigrants and already have extended limited medical coverage to those battling cancer. In Illinois, the state legislature just passed a law forbidding businesses there from using a federal database to check the...
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Boost legal immigration, US Chamber CEO saysBoost legal immigration, US Chamber CEO says
The United States needs to "normalize" the nation's millions of illegal immigrants and increase legal immigration to keep the economy growing, the president ...
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Malaysian union calls for limits on number of foreign workers at ...Malaysian union calls for limits on number of foreign workers at ...
International Herald Tribune
Malaysia relies heavily on foreigners for menial work and is one of Southeast Asia's top labor markets, with 2.2 million registered migrant workers out of ...
Employer Crackdown BarredEmployer Crackdown Barred
Federal judge blocks Bush administration's effort to go after biz that hires undocumented workers.
Monday, October 08, 2007
Islands' immigration fight heats upIslands' immigration fight heats up
For 20 years, the federal government, Washington politicians and a disgraced lobbyist have squabbled over an immigration loophole affecting a remote chain of Western Pacific islands. Now the Bush administration is adding a fresh argument to try to resolve that long-simmering battle: homeland security.
Immigration, Black Sheep and Swiss RageImmigration, Black Sheep and Swiss Rage
An extreme right-wing party has taken a hard line on foreigners and helped turn Switzerland?s election campaign in to a debate over the place of immigrants.
Friday, October 05, 2007
Agency Head Defends Immigration RaidsAgency Head Defends Immigration Raids
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is stepping-up its efforts to find and arrest illegal immigrants. Julie Myers, who leads ICE, explains how and why the agency conducts the raids and responds to widespread criticism of the agency's efforts.
Prize-Winning Journalist, Author To Speak About Immigration On SaturdayPrize-Winning Journalist, Author To Speak About Immigration On Saturday
With the echoes of this summer's contentious battle on immigration reform still reverberating in the corridors of Capitol Hill as well as the country at large, the subject of immigration and American society's conflicting attitudes about its wide-ranging impact will be the subject of a talk given by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist an author in Madison on Saturday.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Businesses team with unions to block immigration ruleBusinesses team with unions to block immigration rule
The Salt Lake Tribune
Business groups are hoping that a U.S. court will block an immigration rule that could affect millions of employers and workers, arguing that the government didn't consider the new regulation's effect on small business.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Feds Sue Illinois Over Worker-Verification LawFeds Sue Illinois Over Worker-Verification Law
The Department of Homeland Security is suing Illinois over its new law to keep employers there from enrolling in a federal program that verifies the legal status of job applicants. Lawmakers and rights groups say the E-Verify system is flawed.
Monday, October 01, 2007
Modern-Day Slavery Is HereModern-Day Slavery Is Here
Around the U.S., there are workers who get low wages and live in squalid quarters.
Driver licenses in New York StateDriver licenses in New York State
By Peter Rousmaniere
New York State Governor Spitzer has made it official policy to grant driver licenses to anyone, including undocumented residents (of which there may be 750,000, including children). This is a sensible approach. The New York Times reports that “The move drew angry responses from Republicans in the state who charged that the governor was in danger of giving valid state identification cards to potential terrorists.”