Immigration News Blog
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Cape Verde: Deported Youths Face Drugs, CrimeCape Verde: Deported Youths Face Drugs, Crime
About 900 Cape Verdeans have been deported back to the islands since 1992. Rejected by their host country after they committed crimes, the group of mostly young male deportees said they have returned home only to find plentiful drugs, unemployment and discrimination.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Mexican Remittances Fall As U.S. Jobs Are SlashedMexican Remittances Fall As U.S. Jobs Are Slashed
Mexicans working in the U.S. are being hit hard by the economic slowdown. That is hurting their home country, as remittances are Mexico's second-largest source of foreign currency. Officials are planning for a wave of reverse migration that could be in the millions, as U.S. jobs are slashed.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Mexican emigration dropped 42 percent in 2 yearsMexican emigration dropped 42 percent in 2 years
Mexican emigration has dropped 42 percent over the last two years, a government study released Thursday showed, confirming that America ...
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Raided leather factory to pay workers who suedRaided leather factory to pay workers who sued
The former owners of a New Bedford leather goods factory raided last year by immigration agents will pay $850,000 to workers — including illegal immigrants — to settle a lawsuit claiming the company violated wage laws, attorneys said Tuesday.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Recent Immigration to Philadelphia: Regional Change and ResponseRecent Immigration to Philadelphia: Regional Change and Response
Immigration to metropolitan Philadelphia has been rising recently after several stagnant decades. This paper examines recent trends in immigration to the region with attention to the varied immigrant groups, the opportunities they bring, and the challenges for policymakers, service providers, and communities across the area. The report argues for the development of a Regional Council on Immigration to best address the needs of the area’s newcomers.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Shenzhen’s residence card offers little new for migrant workersShenzhen’s residence card offers little new for migrant workers
Shenzhen’s new residence card has been heralded in the official Chinese media as an important step towards reform of the household registration (hukou户口) system and the elimination of discrimination against migrant workers.
Monday, November 03, 2008
Housing Dream Backfires For ImmigrantHousing Dream Backfires For Immigrant
Emmanuel Njoku thought he was living the American dream. During the housing boom, the Nigerian immigrant built a portfolio of 16 properties in Prince George's County, Md. Now his family has lost a million-dollar home, and he faces foreclosure on half a dozen other properties.