Posts Tagged ‘Immigrants’

What We Get Wrong When We Talk About Food Stamps And Immigrants

Food banks across the country have been noticing a trend since President Donald Trump was inaugurated in January. In recent weeks, outlets including the Washington Post, The Nation and NPR have reported that outreach workers and enrollment assistants who help eligible immigrants enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, say immigrants are canceling their […]

Police: Hunters Shot Each Other Near The Border, Then Blamed Immigrants

Two men who were shot in Texas last month and had blamed immigrants crossing the border with Mexico were actually shot by members of their own hunting party, according to an indictment issued last week.  Walker Daugherty and Edwin Roberts were wounded in the incident on January 6, The Associated Press reported. Daugherty and his […]

Is America Still A Nation of Immigrants?

The letter below was originally written after 9/11 as an open letter to a relative of mine who had worries about migrating to America. But it feels that it is especially relevant to our time. So here it is, revised. Dear Cousin, What is it like to be an immigrant in America these days? Is […]

California Moves To Extend Health Insurance To Undocumented Immigrants

(Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law allowing unauthorized immigrants to buy health insurance on a state exchange created under the U.S. Affordable Care Act, making the state the first in the country to offer that kind of coverage. The law lets the state request a waiver from the federal government […]

Five Things to Know About How President Obama’s Executive Action Impacts Undocumented Immigrants

Last week, the President took action to fix as much of our broken immigration system as possible within the scope of his existing legal authority. The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions are an important step to fix our broken immigration system. Millions of undocumented immigrants who live in the shadows want to play by the […]

Taking Action to Attract High-Skilled Immigrants, Graduates, and Entrepreneurs

The President is taking action, within his legal authority, to fix our broken immigration system. America needs a 21st century immigration system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants — and that grows our economy. According to an analysis by the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, […]