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In the News (Sun 21 Apr 19)

  Center for Immigration Studies
The ability to assimilate and incorporate immigrants is partly dependent on the relative sizes of the native and immigrant populations.
The children of immigrants account for such a large percentage of the school‑age population because a higher proportion of immigrant women are in their childbearing years, and immigrants tend to have somewhat larger families than natives.
Immigrants and their young children (under 18) now account for one-fifth of school age population, one-fourth of those in poverty, and nearly one-third of those without health insurance, creating enormous challenges for the nation's schools, health care system, and physical infrastructure.
www.cis.org /articles/2005/back1405.html   (14866 words)

  Justice for Immigrants
Immigrant labor force participation is consistently higher than native-born, and immigrant workers make up a larger share of the U.S. labor force (12.4%) than they do the U.S. population (11.5%).
Moreover, the ratio between immigrant use of public benefits and the amount of taxes they pay is consistently favorable to the U.S. In one estimate, immigrants earn about $240 billion a year, pay about $90 billion a year in taxes, and use about $5 billion in public benefits.
While it is true that immigrants remit billions of dollars a year to their home countries, this is one of the most targeted and effective forms of direct foreign investment.
www.justiceforimmigrants.org /myths.html   (1058 words)

 Give Me Your Tired, Images of Immigration from the Museum of the City of New York
Immigrants have come to the United States as political and religious exiles, the impoverished seeking opportunity, the adventuresome in search of a challenge, the staid looking for change, and for scores of other reasons.
Over the years, the faces of immigrants have changed, but the desire to create a new life in America-particularly in New York City-remains unchanged, and this enthusiasm continues to be an asset to the communities that these new American's call home.
To accommodate the growing number of immigrants to the United States who used New York as their first port of call, an official immigration center was established at Castle Garden in 1855.
www.ci.nyc.ny.us /html/misc/html/tired.html   (1012 words)

 Financial Access for Immigrants: Learning from Diverse Perspectives
Although the majority of immigrants currently live in just six states, the growth in the immigrant population in the 1990s was highest in new settlement areas in the Southeastern, Midwestern, and Rocky Mountain regions.
Immigrants are less likely than their native counterparts to use a wide variety of financial services.
Immigrants are more likely to start businesses in areas with high concentrations of other immigrants who speak their language and/or who come from the same country as they do.
www.brookings.edu /comm/conferencereport/cr19.htm   (2851 words)

 In the Mix - Teen Immigrants: Five American Stories
To be sure, the number of immigrants living in the United States is larger than ever before, but these numbers are relatively small as a percentage of the population.
Compared to the native-born population, immigrants are more likely to be employed, save more of their earnings, and are more likely to start new businesses.
Immigrants and refugees intermarry outside their group at a rate of 1 in 3.
www.pbs.org /inthemix/shows/show_teen_immigrants3.html   (902 words)

 I. Wallerstein, "Immigrants"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Immigrants aren't very popular these days, especially in countries that are wealthy.
Of course, the major motive of immigrants is to improve their economic situation.
The immigrants (and especially their children) will of course try to fit in with their neighbors.
fbc.binghamton.edu /90en.htm   (1238 words)

 Gotham Gazette -- Immigrants
Immigrants are foreign-born people and their families who enter the United States and settle.
The city may now be experiencing the largest wave of immigration in its history, with immigrants and their children making up to as much as 60 percent of the city's population.
An immigrant from Bangkok, Thailand, Chaleampon Ritthichai is the editor of The Citizen.
www.gothamgazette.com /immigrants   (1175 words)

At least one third of the Polish immigrants arriving in the U.S. at the turn of the century were illiterate and unskilled.
The economic advantages of skilled workers could have contributed to the German immigrants assimilation into the "larger" English speaking community, whereas, the disadvantages associated with being "unskilled" contributed to the isolation of the lower class Poles, as an ethnic group, from the larger community.
The Polish immigrant, Felix Wisniewski, did eventually learn English, but not fluently, and according to his daughter Kate Kazmierczak, Polish was the primary language spoken in the household.
www.wpunj.edu /cohss/history/immigrants.htm   (3027 words)

 Immigration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Immigration implies long-term permanent residence by the immigrants: tourists and short-term visitors are not considered immigrants.
Some immigrants justify their drive to be in a different country for cultural or health related reasons, while young people from developed countries choose to migrate as a form of self expression towards the establishment or to satisfy their need to perceive directly other cultural environments.
One of the responses of nation-states to mass immigration is to promote the cultural assimilation of immigrants into the national community, and their integration into the political, social, and economic structures.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Immigrant   (2824 words)

 The Number and Cost of Immigrants on Medicaid--Executive Summary
Immigrants are highly concentrated: these 10 states include 91 percent of the nation's total number of Medicaid immigrants and account for 90 percent of the nation's expenditures for immigrants.
After standardizing for differences in caseload composition, legally admitted immigrants had Medicaid expenditures that were quite close to the overall average, 116 percent of the overall expenditure per enrollee, based on the QC data.
Legally admitted immigrants were a little more expensive in California (122 percent of the average for California) and a little less expensive in the rest of the nation (90 percent of average).
aspe.hhs.gov /health/reports/xsimmigr.htm   (2650 words)

 FRBB: Immigrants in New England Profile - Overview
The shifting regional dominance stems from growing immigrant streams from these new regions and shrinking populations of European immigrants.
The median for New England immigrants was $42,000, seven percent higher.
Immigrants who arrived in the U.S. after 1990 have a median household income of $37,500, compared with $45,210 for immigrants who arrived before 1980.
www.bos.frb.org /commdev/immigration/caprofileOverview.htm   (391 words)

 American Experience | Chicago: City of the Century | Special Features
Immigrants learned that to survive and prosper in a hostile urban environment of unleashed capital, they needed to stick together.
The strong communal bonds that could in effect relocate a European village to a single tenement are evident today in many of Chicago's neighborhoods.
Examine Chicago's top immigrant groups decade by decade, in U.S. Census data from 1850 until 1990.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/chicago/sfeature/sf_nations.html   (150 words)

 Amnesty and Continued Low Skill Immigration Will Substantially Raise Welfare Costs and Poverty
For example, in the late 1990s, 5.6 percent of immigrants from India received means-tested benefits; among Mexican immigrants the figure was 34.1 percent; and for immigrants from the Domin­ican Republic the figure was 54.9 percent.
Illegal immigrants who have been in the country between two and five years (25 percent of the total) would travel to one of 16 “ports of entry” where they would receive work permits that would bestow permanent residence and allow the bearers to become citizens.
Immigrants should be net contributors to the gov­ernment and society and should not be a fiscal bur­den on American society.
www.heritage.org /Research/Immigration/bg1936.cfm   (7022 words)

 Illegal Immigration
Illegal immigrants tend to have family or friends in the foreign country who have gone through a similar experience and can relate to them.
Some argue that illegal immigrants tend to take on the jobs that residents or citizens refuse while others argue that they take away jobs in general.
Illegal immigrants regardless of how many regulations are in place will continue to take risks for the opportunity of a new beginning.
www.usimmigrationsupport.org /illegal_immigration.html   (953 words)

 H102 Lecture 08: Foreign Immigrants in Industrial America
European immigrants escaping autocratic regimes wept with joy at the thought of an egalitarian, democratic society; those escaping famines and poverty wept at the thought of riches and an easy life.
Immigrant populations, in fact, were highest in four of the largest cities at the time (New York, Boston, Pittsburgh, and Chicago).
Immigrants from Europe were not the only new faces to arrive on the urban and industrial scene around the turn of the century.
us.history.wisc.edu /hist102/lectures/lecture08.html   (2376 words)

 NPR: 'Immigration in America'
The poll found Americans' views of immigrants are less negative than they've been in years; those who have contact with immigrants are more positive.
Immigrants themselves, not surprisingly, are much more positive than non-immigrants.
All Things Considered · Asked whether immigrants need to believe in God in order to be fully American, a majority of both native-born Americans and immigrants say no. But twice as many immigrants as non-immigrants say yes (immigrants and non-immigrants are equally religious themselves).
www.npr.org /news/specials/polls/2004/immigration   (550 words)

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This is the first time in decades that such a large number of new immigrants from France have landed in one day.
By the end of July, the number of new immigrants from Britain was 328, up from 215 over the same period last year.
By the end of the year 2006, 500 new immigrants are expected to have arrived from Britain.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3291504,00.html   (337 words)

 Welfare Reform and Immigrants   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The law as originally passed denied federal welfare benefits to most legal immigrants during their first five years of U.S. residence and placed other restrictions on legal immigrants' eligibility for benefits.
In addition, immigrants entering the United States to reside after the date of the passage of PRWORA ("postenactment" immigrants) are ineligible for federally funded benefits during their first five years of residence.
This chapter details the changes in immigrant eligibility for welfare benefits, situates the changes in a broad political and social context, and addresses future policy concerns.
www.brookings.edu /urban/publications/200405_singer.htm   (542 words)

 American Civil Liberties Union : FAQs: The ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project and Why the ACLU Advocates on Behalf of ...
That is why the IRP works to expand and enforce the civil rights and civil liberties of non-citizens; to combat public and private discrimination against immigrants and to debunk the myths that are the basis for unfair immigration laws.
There the Court held that undocumented immigrants do not constitute a "suspect class" for equal protection purposes but ruled that states may not deny undocumented school-age children the same free public education that is provided to children education imposes costs on society, will not decrease unauthorized immigration and unjustifiably harms the children.
Immigrants charged with being deportable are entitled to due process, including a hearing before an immigration judge and review by a federal court.
www.aclu.org /immigrants/gen/28990res20070312.html   (2570 words)

 New Federal Food Stamp Restoration for Legal Immigrants - 7/10/98
Most immigrants who arrive in the United States after the date the welfare law was signed — August 22, 1996 — also continue to be ineligible.
States that already cover nearly all legal immigrants in their state-funded programs could reinvest the freed-up state funds to bolster the weakened safety net for poor legal immigrants in other ways.
This is an important issue for those working on immigrant food stamp issues to understand, since some states may believe this change in reimbursement procedures has implications for state financing of state-funded food assistance programs for immigrants.
www.cbpp.org /71098fs.htm   (1141 words)

 Amnesty Will Cost U.S. Taxpayers at Least $2.6 Trillion
Excluded from this rule are illegal immigrants subject to a formal deportation order issued prior to enactment of the legislation and illegal immigrants convicted of a felony or three misdemeanors prior to enactment.
However, many illegal immigrants have spouses and children living abroad; under S. 1348, while illegal immigrants and their families inside the U.S. are put on a path to citizenship, families living abroad are not.
The number of immigrants who are illegal is conventionally estimated by subtracting the known legal immigrant population from the total immigrant population.
www.heritage.org /Research/Immigration/wm1490.cfm   (5756 words)

 Lowell National Historical Park - Immigrant Communities   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The failure of mill owners in early Lowell to accommodate the Irish in company housing set a precedent that significantly influenced community life in the city.
Immigrant groups resided away from the mills in their own neighborhoods, where old-world cultures came to terms with the demands of American urban-industrial life.
By the turn of the century, Lowell was a microcosm of the broader society an uneasy blend of many ethnic groups living in distinct neighborhoods.
www.nps.gov /lowe/loweweb/Lowell_History/immigrants.htm   (210 words)

 Ellis Island Immigrants
Use this website to learn about Ellis Island records, Ellis Island immigrants, museum and archive information, and tips for using immigration records for genealogy research.
Immigrants are an important part of our heritage.
More than 3,687,000 immigrants were admitted in the previous ten years.
www.ellisislandimmigrants.org /ellis_island_immigrants.htm   (486 words)

 Seminar on the economic integration of immigrants   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The innovative feature of the analysis is that it relies on immigrants perceptions about their integration rather than – as is typically the case in most opinion surveys – on natives attitudes toward immigrants.
The study shows that immigrants – particularly from non EU origins - are at a disadvantage in the fields of social relations, even after controlling for their individual characteristics, although their social relationships tend to converge slowly to the standard of natives.
Economic Counsellors are then invited to give a brief account of the policy approaches relating to integration of immigrants in their country, and in particular to indicate any new light thrown on policies as a result of the workshop discussion.
www.oecd.org /document/47/0,2340,en_2649_34591_36721391_1_1_1_1,00.html   (900 words)

 Immigrant Rights :: Immigrant Solidarity Network for Immigrant Rights:: NO CLEAR ACT, HR4437, SEVIS, PATRIOT ACT, ...
Tens of thousands of arrested immigrants are bedding down in county jails while they await court dates and eventual deportation....
As the immigration crackdown escalates, county commissions and sheriff departments are increasingly signing contracts with the federal government to house arrested immigrants.
For the most part, county governments are eager to receive immigrants into their jails.
www.immigrantsolidarity.org   (1195 words)

 Immigration to the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The last significant colonies to be settled mainly by immigrants were Pennsylvania in the early 1700s, Georgia and the Borderlands in the late 1700s as migration (not immigration) continued to provide nearly all the settlers for each new colony or state.
In 2006, legal immigrants to the United States number approximately 1,000,000 legal immigrants per year of which about 600,000 are Change of Status immigrants who already are in the U.S. Legal immigrants to the United States are at their highest level ever at over 35,000,000.
This extension to applicants for Immigrant Visa Petitions or Labor Certifications who filed prior to April 20, 2001, who were physically present in the United States, allowed them to be 'grandfathered', as was permitted with the previous extended deadline of INS 245(i), and gives applicants the opportunity to transfer their eligibility later.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Immigration_to_the_United_States   (11955 words)

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