Sunday, December 4, 2022

Under the Biden Administration’s New Finalized Rule, Immigrants on Public Benefits Won’t Face Hurdles to Get Permanent Status

This week, the Biden Administration finalized a rule that will eliminate obstacles for immigrants who benefit from public benefits when applying for permanent status in the U.S. The Trump Administration had modified the “public charge,” decades-old regulation, making it harder for individuals who use public benefits to obtain permanent immigration status. The Biden administration, however, […]

Decrease of Immigrant Labor in the U.S. Contributes to Inflation

After immigration to the U.S. was slowed down during the Trump Administration – and almost completely stopped for 18 months during the COVID-19 pandemic – the country is now suffering a labor shortage. It is estimated that the U.S. has 2 million fewer immigrants than it would have otherwise, which has caused a shortage of […]

Migrants on Mexico’s Border Sew Their Mouth Shut to Protest Lack of Entry to the U.S.

On Tuesday, about a dozen migrants trying to enter Mexico’s southern border sewed their mouths shut in an attempt to persuade Mexico’s immigration officials to grant them access so they can travel to the U.S. The migrants, mostly from Central and South America, assisted each other by sealing their lips using a needle and a […]

The U.S. Census Bureau Sworn in the First Latino Director

This week, Robert Santos was sworn in as the head of the U.S. Census Bureau, becoming the first Latino director of the nation’s largest statistical agency. Robert Santos, former Chief Methodologist, and Vice President at the Urban Institute became the bureau’s 26th director. In November, the Senate approved Santos, a third-generation Mexican American statistician from […]