Immigration News Blog
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Authority of State and Local Police to Enforce Federal Immigration Law
A campus voice for the undocumentedA campus voice for the undocumented
Meng So,is the first UC Berkeley Undocumented Student Program Coordinator. The half-time position is believed to be the only one of its kind in any university in the United States and emerges amid sharply divided national debate around immigration. So’s job was created in January on the recommendation of a campus task force looking into the challenges faced by students who lack legal status, under the leadership of Chancellor Robert Birgeneau.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Economic Value of Citizenship for Immigrants in the United StatesThe Economic Value of Citizenship for Immigrants in the United States
Migration Policy Institute
By Madeleine Sumption and Sarah Flamm
Beyond imparting political and social rights, naturalization appears to confer economic gains for immigrants in the United States, with a wage premium of at least 5 percent – even after accounting for the fact that naturalized immigrants have higher levels of education, better language skills, and more work experience in the United States than noncitizens. More than 8 million legal immigrants in the United States are eligible to apply for citizenship but have not done so. Naturalization rates in the United States are lower than most other Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, the report notes.