Immigration News Blog
Monday, September 29, 2008
Ike, Gustav swamped seafood trade in Gulf of MexicoIke, Gustav swamped seafood trade in Gulf of Mexico
Fishermen are cleaning up debris instead of harvesting oysters and shrimp. Recovery might take two years. On the eve of October's peak seafood harvesting season, migrant fishermen are sweeping debris from gutted bay-side homes instead of scooping shrimp and oysters from the Gulf of Mexico's lucrative floor. The $100-million fishing industry in Galveston Bay is nearly paralyzed.
The Children of Migrant Workers in ChinaThe Children of Migrant Workers in China
China Labour Bulletin
There are 110 million migrant workers in China aged between 16 and 40 years old. They left home in the hope of building a better life for themselves and their family, yet when they start a family of their own, they are faced with a stark choice; either take their children to the cities and subject them to institutionalized discrimination, or leave them behind in the countryside in the uncertain care of relatives.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Raided Iowa Meatpacking Plant Gets Workers From PalauRaided Iowa Meatpacking Plant Gets Workers From Palau
Workers from the Pacific island of Palau are in Postville, Iowa, to work at a meatpacking plant that was raided by immigration authorities earlier this year. Palauan officials recently traveled to Postville to meet with plant managers.
Democracy in the Age of New Media: A Report on the Media and the Immigration DebateDemocracy in the Age of New Media: A Report on the Media and the Immigration Debate
A new Brookings/USC report finds that the U.S. media have hindered effective policy-making on immigration in recent years, and the media's impact has been increasing as the media industry continues to evolve.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
New Media and the Immigration DebateNew Media and the Immigration Debate
Brookings and the Norman Lear Center at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California will release a report examining the new media’s role in the U.S. immigration debate, and explore how the media conditioned public opinion and the policy landscape.
Monday, September 22, 2008
African Americans and Immigrants: The Common GoodAfrican Americans and Immigrants: The Common Good
Are foreigners "taking Americans' jobs"? Or are employers once again exploiting cheap labor and vulnerable people?
Friday, September 12, 2008
Ads Warn That All Immigration Must Be ReducedAds Warn That All Immigration Must Be Reduced
In recent years, some groups opposing illegal immigration say the public debate has strayed from their real cause — reducing all immigration, including legal. Now, they've started an ad campaign touting the risks of overpopulation.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
“Undercover” Migrant Worker Exposes Labour Violations“Undercover” Migrant Worker Exposes Labour Violations
Chinese Labour Bulletin
On 1 September 2008, Huang Weimu walked into Guangzhou’s Panyu District Labour Bureau and demanded 55,334 yuan for the past five month’s work done at the Huizhi Garment Factory. Huang wasn’t a stereotypical migrant worker, willing to be cheated and exploited, on the contrary: he specifically chose the factory because he knew it didn’t sign labour contracts. Huang deliberately worked at the Huizhi Garment Factor for five months “undercover,” stealthily collecting evidence of labour violations.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Filipino Immigrants in the United StatesFilipino Immigrants in the United States
The1.6 million Filipino immigrants residing in the United States in 2006 accounted for 4.4 percent of all US immigrants. MPI's Aaron Terrazas examines their socioeconomic characteristics, where they live, and the size of the Filipino-born unauthorized population.
Slaughterhouse charged with using child laborSlaughterhouse charged with using child labor
The Iowa attorney general's office filed child labor charges Tuesday against the owner and managers of the Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant, the site of one of the nation's largest workplace immigration raids. The complaint alleges more than
Report: Immigrants face discrimination in Irish labour marketReport: Immigrants face discrimination in Irish labour market
Immigrants are more likely to be unemployed and less likely to secure professional and managerial positions, a report published Wednesday in Dublin shows. The report, Immigrants at Work: Ethnicity and Nationality in the Irish Labour Market,
The Often-Overlooked Truth About ImmigrationThe Often-Overlooked Truth About Immigration
This could be an overestimate of immigration's benefit if immigrant inventors crowd out native inventors, or an underestimate if immigrants have positive ...NBER working paper
OECD immigration rises to 4m a yearOECD immigration rises to 4m a year
About 4m people emigrated to live permanently in OECD countries in 2006, a five per cent increase on the previous ...
The immigration trade-off in BritainThe immigration trade-off
Tonight the Department of Health told me it was carefully considering the implications of immigration controls for social care services. ...
Britain needs migrant workers, but only if they are on checklistBritain needs migrant workers, but only if they are on checklist
Britain has a shortage of the most skilled ballet dancers. Plenty of applicants, but few have 'artistic excellence' Related Articles Search Search Go Independent.co.uk Web Bookmark & Share Britain needs to hire engineers, maths teachers, ship pilots,
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Being a Migrant Worker in the National People's CongressBeing a Migrant Worker in the National People's Congress
Danwei has translated an interesting article from Southern Window (南方窗) about Hu Xiaoyan- one of the migrant worker NPC representatives. The article discusses not only the mixed emotions and high expectations other migrant workers have towards Hu, but also about the personal stress that she has endured since becoming a delegate.
Monday, September 08, 2008
Immigration-Related Theses and Dissertations, 2007Immigration-Related Theses and Dissertations, 2007
Center for Immigration Studies
It is the mission of the Center for Immigration Studies to examine, inform, and critique American immigration policy. In the pursuit of this goal, the Center seeks to provide the latest immigration news and research for all involved in the debate over this complex issue.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Our broken immigration systemOur broken immigration system
Reason Magazine has published a devastating critique of barriers for legal immigrants to the United States – replete with a chart which shows the complicated ways and huge time delays in getting permission to stay here and become a citizen.
Immigrants squeezed as Spain's boom turns to bustImmigrants squeezed as Spain's boom turns to bust
The downturn, strikingly similar to the one in the United States, has thrown tens of thousands of recent arrivals out of work. Lured by the promise of wealth in a booming economy, immigrants from North Africa, Latin America and other regions flocked to Spain in the last decade, quickly becoming Exhibit A in the Mediterranean nation's remarkable success story.
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
One-way ticketOne-way ticket
Spain's radical plan for out of work migrants. In the space of barely a decade, Spain's immigrant population has leapt by an astonishing 800%, and cheap immigrant labour was a vital factor in the construction-led economic boom.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Mexicans sending home less moneyMexicans sending home less money
The slowing of the US economy and the fall in the dollar leads to a sharp drop in the amount of money Mexicans send home.
Meatpacker in Brooklyn Challenges a Union VoteMeatpacker in Brooklyn Challenges a Union Vote
Agriprocessors, a kosher meat producer, is trying to persuade the Supreme Court to rule that illegal immigrants do not have the right to join labor unions.