H-1B visa freeze might hurt rural areas in need of doctors

Jun 23, 2020
In America, around 28% of doctors, 35% of home aides and 20% of nursing assistants are foreign born.
A man has his pulse checked at a Remote Area Medical mobile clinic.
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Amid worker shortage, Houston restaurant industry seeks immigration reform

Feb 11, 2020
According to one estimate, the national workforce will lose more than a million workers aged under 25 in the next eight years.
Cooks at Hugo’s restaurant in Houston, Texas, prepare for the lunch shift.
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Business schools raise alarm about H-1B visas

Oct 15, 2019
There are fewer international students, a letter to Congress and the Trump administration says, and that could have long-term economic implications.
The dean of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University said there were 13% fewer international students in the U.S. last year. Above, the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina.
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Recent waves of U.S. immigrants are more highly skilled and educated than before, study finds

Jul 10, 2019
Andrew Lim of New American Economy says more than 60% of immigrants 25 or older who were admitted in 2017 had at least a bachelor’s degree.
A sign on the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico.
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Could prosperity at home curb migration?

Jun 27, 2019
A new report suggests sending aid abroad could help ease a surge in inward migration.
A Guatemalan migrant recently released from federal detention holds an envelope with a message written in English as he waits inside a bus depot on June 11, 2019, in McAllen, Texas.
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For the UFW's first female leader, it's business as usual

Sep 3, 2018
Teresa Romero is also the first immigrant woman to lead a national union. She talked to Kimberly Adams about a variety of topics before she steps into the role in December.
A person holds up a U.F.W. sign during U.S. President Barack Obama's announcement of the Cesar E. Chavez National by in honor the late Latino farm worker and labor and civil rights activist on October 8, 2012 in Keene Kern County, California.
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As immigration deal stalls, "Dreamer" business owners deal with uncertainty

The political stalemate makes planning ahead “very difficult.”
Demonstrators rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program near Trump Tower in New York on Oct. 5, 2017.
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