Immigration News Blog
Friday, August 29, 2008
Immigration debate cuts Cape's summer worker supplyImmigration debate cuts Cape's summer worker supply
The seasonal visa program that for years has supplied thousands of foreign workers to Cape Cod and the islands each summer has been entangled in Congress's contentious immigration debate, and business owners are struggling to manage high-season workloads with skeleton staffs.
Immigration Raids Cripple Small TownsImmigration Raids Cripple Small Towns
Towns Say Mass Deportations Cause Economic and Humanitarian Crisis
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Immigration to make Britain EUs largest nationImmigration to make Britain EUs largest nation
Britain is set to become Europes most highly populated nation within two generations, driven by immigration. Forecasts published by the European Commission suggest that Britain will overtake Germany within 50 years as the population rises from 60.9
Factory had tension between union, immigrantsFactory had tension between union, immigrants
AP - Union bosses in this region of rural Mississippi have long grumbled that the largest factories here hire illegal immigrants, and that the immigrants were starting to get more overtime and supervisory positions.
Immigration debate grips Minnesota cityImmigration debate grips Minnesota city
Their views are not unusual in this city of about 23000, where an influx of Hispanics has made immigration a topic of heated debate.
Similar Impacts Found in Study Of Immigration CrackdownsSimilar Impacts Found in Study Of Immigration Crackdowns
Prince William County may have one of the nation's toughest enforcement laws against illegal immigration, but a recent examination of
Immigration trends Poles departImmigration trends Poles depart
The largest wave of immigration in British history is petering out, and may soon reverse. But east European migrants have left a lasting mark.
Ignoring problems of illegal immigration leads to exploitationIgnoring problems of illegal immigration leads to exploitation
Center for Immigration Studies
The immigration raid on the Agriprocessors meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa, the largest kosher plant in the country, caught most American Jews completely off-guard.
Monday, August 25, 2008
An amazing economics experiment and how it got field workers to ...An amazing economics experiment and how it got field workers to ...
For many business owners, getting the most out of staff is a perennial problem. In the case of fruit farmers, perhaps perennial is the wrong word: Workers show up for the summer harvest only. In a couple of weeks, the pickers here in Great Britain will be heading home, usually to a university somewhere in Eastern Europe.
Kosher meatpacker struggles after immigration raidKosher meatpacker struggles after immigration raid
Three months after the nation's largest immigration raid, chickens and beef carcasses are again moving down the line at Agriprocessors' sprawling kosher meatpacking plant, but managers acknowledge that business still isn't back to normal.
Immigrant Farmworkers Get California Legislative SupportImmigrant Farmworkers Get California Legislative Support
ro-union California farmworkers received a boost from the California State Senate this week. By a 23-15 vote, lawmakers approved a measure August 18 that will allow workers to opt for union representation via an automatic check-off system refereed by a neutral mediator agreed to by labor and employers.
The Integration of Immigrants and Their Families in Maryland : The Contributions of Immigrant Workers to the EconomyThe Integration of Immigrants and Their Families in Maryland : The Contributions of Immigrant Workers to the Economy
This report discusses the contribution of immigrants to Maryland's workforce, trends in the workforce between 2000 and 2006, and recommendations for educating and training immigrant workers. Rapid growth in the number and share of immigrant workers in the state do not appear to have come at the expense of native-born workers, who saw their labor force participation grow over this six year period. Maryland's immigrant workers are unusually diverse, highly educated and work in key skilled industries such as healthcare, information technology and the sciences.
Immigration is 'big boost for economy' Great BritainImmigration is 'big boost for economy'
United Kingdom - Immigrant workers fill skill gaps and do jobs British workers do not want, says a report by the Institute for Public Policy ...
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Singapore hangs out jobs-vacant signSingapore hangs out jobs-vacant sign
The government of this island state, seeking to keep the economy globally competitive, is driving a shift in the country's population make-up. This carries with it the political risk that locals will object to the influx of white-collar foreign workers who in droves are taking up the island state's highest-paying corporate jobs.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Contractors, unions disagree on Canadian government’s fast-track ...Contractors, unions disagree on Canadian government’s fast-track ...
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Diane Finley outlined recently the details of a proposal, which targets temporary foreign workers (TFWs) and foreign ...
Immigration: Enforcement or Politics?Immigration: Enforcement or Politics?
Appearing tough could help Republicans win votes in November, but immigrant and worker advocate groups consider ICE's tactics harsh and inhumane.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Clinging to Dreams of a Better LifeClinging to Dreams of a Better Life
Foreign-born low-wage workers in the poll said that the economic security they left homes and families to seek in the United States is becoming harder to ...
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Taking advantage of immigrant workersTaking advantage of immigrant workers
Do immigrants with H-2B work visas get paid a fair wage in the United States? This week?s Snapshot explains the consequences for all workers, immigrant and native.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Vietnamese Immigrants in the United StatesVietnamese Immigrants in the United States
In 2006, 1.1 million Vietnamese immigrants resided in the United States, accounting for 3.0 percent of all US immigrants. MPI's Aaron Terrazas examines their socioeconomic characteristics, where they live, and the size of the Vietnamese-born unauthorized population.
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Inquiry Finds Under-Age Workers at Meat PlantInquiry Finds Under-Age Workers at Meat Plant
State labor investigators have identified 57 under-age workers who were employed at a kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa, ...
Saturday, August 02, 2008
Number of illegal residents way down?Number of illegal residents way down?
A study by the Center for Immigration Studies says that there has been an 11% drop in the number of illegal residents in the past year. “CIS research director Steven Camarota and demographer Karen Jensenius write that the illegal population, which they now estimate at 11.2 million, dropped 1.3 million since last August from 12.5 million. If the decline continued for another five years, they write, that population would fall by one half.”