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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, […]

Coronavirus Spreads, and the World Pays for China’s Dictatorship – The New York Times

China’s leaders sometimes seem 10 feet tall, presiding over a political and economic juggernaut that has founded universities at a rate of one a week and that recently used more cement in three years than the United States did in the entire 20th century. President Trump has hailed China’s president, Xi Jinping, as a “brilliant […]