archive-title Monthly Archives: October 2020

Monthly Archives: October 2020

How a wealth test for immigrants could affect the U.S. economy – PBS NewsHour

Both supporters and opponents of a new Trump administration rule that creates additional barriers for immigrants trying to enter the U.S. or trying to gain legal permanent residency are using economic arguments to make their cases. The so-called “public charge” rule bars immigrants from coming to the U.S., claiming that if they are deemed to […]

California’s economy gets nation’s No. 2 immigration boost, by this math – East Bay Times

California gets the nation’s second-largest positive economic contribution from its immigrant residents, says one new ranking. Analysts at online financial information firm WalletHub looked at 23 economic and demographic factors to rank states by how much benefits immigrants provide. The report did not look at the legal status of immigrants. California trailed only New York […]

Advocates push for immigration bill – BayStateBanner

Demaris Velasquez was undocumented for 22 years after leaving Guatemala. For years, she was afraid that U.S. immigration officials would deport her. Now she fears that if the Safe Communities Act bill before the Massachusetts Legislature doesn’t pass, the estimated 173,000 undocumented immigrants in Massachusetts will continue to live in fear, not only of deportation, […]