Tag: African immigrants

When are we going to have an honest conversation on African migration?

In this article, International journalist, migrant activist and TED Fellow Yasin Kakande, author of a new book on the historical and contemporary reasons for African immigration, ‘Why We Are Coming’, traces the intersection between Black Lives Matter and African Migrations in the Covid-19 Pandemic.

by Keith Asante | The London Economic

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Africans Knock on America’s Door

By Dave Seminara | WSJ

The left keeps saying America is systemically racist and President Trump is a white supremacist. So why do so many black Africans want to immigrate?

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Immigrants Don’t Just Change Voting Patterns

By Peter Beinart | The Atlantic

Of the many questions at stake in this fall’s election, one of the less obvious is this: Will the United States remain a country where someone like Barack Obama or Kamala Harris—a person of color with immigrant parents—is likely to be born? The answer depends, in part, on whether America’s universities retain their global appeal. If Donald Trump wins reelection, they may not.

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Why restrictive immigration may be bad for U.S. entrepreneurship

by Meredith Somers | MIT Sloan

A new study shows that, relative to their population, immigrant-founded businesses create 42% more jobs in America than ones started by U.S.-born entrepreneurs.Share 

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ICE tried to deport Cameroonian-American woman using illegal travel documents

By Joe Penney | Jeo Penny Substack

ICE attempted to deport one of the women who had her fallopian tubes removed against her consent using expired, potentially illegal documents from an honorary consul who has issued a false travel document for ICE in the past, her mother said.

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Where to find free or low-cost immigration law services


Q. Are there free resources available to help me become a U.S. citizen? Or is there an inexpensive and fair lawyer you can recommend? I am currently out of work.

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VALLEY PULPIT: Thank God for immigrants

John Vaudry | Gananoque Reporter

When the topic of immigration comes up, we are usually reminded that we are all immigrants, and this is true. The founders of Pembroke, were born in Scotland and Ireland; others came here later from Germany and other parts of Europe. Even the Aboriginal people are descended from migrants, if you go back far enough.

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New York City Organizations Serving Immigrant Communities

The following is a list of organizations that work with immigrant communities in the State of New York. The document is being updated constantly.

By Nicolás Ríos | Documented

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Key findings about U.S. immigrants

BY ABBY BUDIMAN | Pew Research Center

The United States has more immigrants than any other country in the world. Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country, accounting for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants. The population of immigrants is also very diverse, with just about every country in the world represented among U.S. immigrants.

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USCIS announces massive increases in U.S. immigration fees


The Trump administration announced on Friday an exorbitant increase in fees for some of the most common immigration procedures, including an 81% increase in the cost of U.S. citizenship for naturalization. It will also now charge asylum-seekers, which is an unprecedented move.

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