Category: Immigration

Hani Garabyare: President Trump Told Me to Go Back to Somalia. So, I Did

By Hani Garabyare | The Root

Last July, President Trump made headlines by lashing out at a group of progressive congresswomen—among them Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), the first Somali elected to Congress—and told them to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.” Days later, crowds at a Trump rally were crying out Ilhan Omar’s name and chanting “send her back.”

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Study shows African immigrants in U.S. do well, despite differences among them

By University of Kansas

President Donald Trump may have nearly ended the flow of refugees and other African immigrants to the United States, but a new study shows that at least those from Nigeria are well-educated, hardworking and contribute more to society than they cost the American social security system. The paper contrasts Nigerian newcomers with those from Somalia, whose work ethic is similarly strong, but whose lack of education hurts their employment prospects here.

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American dream — Even amid the turmoil this immigrant believes. Here’s why

By Michael Youssef | Fox News

I was born into the ancient Christian community in Egypt during a time of great social change, but I was also an American in my heart long before I ever became a citizen. Why did I — and why do countless others around the world — dream of coming to America?

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New Residency Law Threatens Moroccan Migrants’ Future in Quebec

By Yahia Hatim | Morocco World News

A new reform to the Quebec experience program, known as PEQ, has sparked outrage among Moroccan students and workers in Quebec, Canada, who were hoping to apply for permanent residency in the French-speaking province. 

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African, Caribbean migrants continue trek towards U.S. border

Gustavo Palencia | Rueters

Migrants from Africa and the Caribbean, stranded in Honduras after Central American countries closed their borders to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, on Wednesday kept marching north in an attempt to reach the United States.

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Fear keeps undocumented immigrants from hospitals despite coronavirus

By AFP

Fear of deportation. Fear of facing an unpayable bill. Fear of becoming a “public charge” and unable to obtain legal status. These are some of the reasons undocumented migrants including Africans are avoiding hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, many have contracted the disease and died, and the novel coronavirus is spreading with little check in the community.

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Lawsuit: US citizens with immigrant spouses should get help

by ASTRID GALVAN | The Associated Press

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund has sued the federal government over its denial of coronavirus relief payments to U.S. citizens who are married to immigrants without social security numbers.

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Some U.S. Citizens Aren’t Getting a Stimulus Check because they have immigrant spouses

As the US governments starts the distribution of Covid 19 stimulus Checks, some citizens are being discriminated against for being immigrants living in what’s known as a mixed immigration status household.

by Shannon Dooling | WBUR News

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Trump claims he will temporarily suspend immigration into US due to coronavirus fears

By Betsy Klein, Priscilla Alvarez and Kevin Liptak | CNN

Trump administration officials are scrabbling to finalize an executive order after President Donald Trump said in a late-night tweet he would temporarily suspend immigration to the United States as the nation battles the health and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The untapped political power of African immigrants in the US is set to take off

By Chidinma Irene Nwoye | Quartz Africa

When it comes to the polls, black African and Caribbean immigrants in the United States are becoming a force to reckon with owing to a fast-growing population. Between 2010 and 2018, the number of African and Caribbean immigrants in the U.S. rose by 30% to 4.3 million people from 3.3 million, according to a recent report from the bipartisan research group, New American Economy. Their growth has consequently led to more eligible Black immigrant voters.

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