For many immigrants, the eviction crisis has already begun

Sep 1, 2020
Undocumented tenants have the same rights when it comes to evictions. But they often can't come forward to report abuse.
Renters and housing advocates attend a protest to cancel rent and avoid evictions amid the Coronavirus pandemic in Los Angeles.
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For workers with DACA status, Supreme Court ruling means fewer worries about job security

Jun 19, 2020
DACA recipients still have to renew their work authorization every two years.
If the Trump administration tries to eliminate DACA again, it’ll introduce more uncertainty into the employer-employee relationship.
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It's not just undocumented immigrants who could be left out of the stimulus money

Apr 2, 2020
U.S. citizens with an undocumented spouse or child would also be denied a check.
Stay-at-home orders in California and elsewhere have exempted farmworkers. Above, farmworkers harvest zucchini Wednesday in Florida.
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"Moving Forward," an unexpected journey in U.S. politics

Dec 6, 2019
Karine Jean-Pierre's new memoir explores today's politics and asks what it can do about income equality.
The American flag flies over the U.S. Capitol.
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Research finds Atlanta economy boosted by growing immigrant population

Aug 29, 2019
A survey from New American Economy says the region has more than 73,000 immigrant entrepreneurs.
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For one immigrant who returned to Mexico, a long road to opportunity

Mar 20, 2019
In 2010, shortly after Arizona had passed the controversial immigration law known as Senate Bill 1070, Jessica Gonzalez was riding a bus through downtown Phoenix when it passed a crowds of protesters and counter-protesters. Gonzalez remembers being the only person with brown skin on the bus. When the protesters spotted her through the window, she […]
Jessica Gonzalez, an immigrant who grew up in Arizona, returned to Mexico after the signing of sweeping immigration law known as SB 1070.
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What does public charge proposal mean for hospitals that treat immigrants?

Dec 10, 2018
Today is the final day for comment for the Trump administration’s public charge proposal that would make it harder for immigrants to qualify for citizenship if they’ve used public benefits, including SNAP, public housing and Medicaid. Immigrants who’ve received cash assistance or long-term medical care already have a strike against them when they apply for […]
Immigrants make up roughly 12 percent of the population in this country, but account for just 8.6 percent of heath care expenditures. 
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Investing while foreign-born: The advantages of being an immigrant venture capitalist

Dec 6, 2018
Immigrants comprise 13.2 percent of the U.S. population, yet 20.6 percent of the country’s entrepreneurs are immigrants, according to a 2016 report from the New American Economy.
Co-founders of One Way Venture in Boston, Semyon Dukach and Eveline Buchatskiy.
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As the nail salon industry booms, its workers pay the price

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Dec 5, 2018
The UCLA Labor Center's recent national study "Nail Files" found wage violations, harassment and surveillance.
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