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It’s impossible to change anything if we’re unaware of what’s going on -- in our community and across the nation. Being well-informed increases our ability to influence events. UWS is the ONLY dedicated daily source of immigration news. But it’s not enough to be informed. We must take action. Our stories have the power to rewrite the news, to rewrite the history of this country.

Mario J. Aranda, Advocate for Immigrant Rights, Dies at 79

Originally Published in The New York Times Steven Kurutz - October 9, 2020 A Mormon, he spent decades as an advocate for Latinos in Chicago before making a break with his old life. He died of Covid-19. Mario J. Aranda was head of bilingual education for the State of Illinois, worked on Harold Washington’s successful ...

Trump’s Overhaul of Immigration Is Worse Than You Think

Originally Published in The New York Times The Editorial Board - October 10, 2020 This administration has attacked every aspect of the immigration system — and it won’t be easy to undo. By The Editorial Board The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding ...

Pride in America cannot only be certain brand of white man’s pride or else it’s a lie

Originally Published in NBC News Opinion by Gerard Bush - October 11, 2020 The demand that we be proud to be American has long served as a weapon, even when the vision of what we should be proud of has been solely white. From left, the Grand Dragon of the Michigan Klu Klux Klan and ...

Thousands will enter the 2022 visa lottery for a free green card. This advice could help

Originally Published in The New York Times Daniel Shoer Roth - October 10, 2020 This week, the U.S. government opened the entry period to participate in the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program for Fiscal Year 2022 (DV-2022), which ends on Nov. 10, 2020. Popularly known as the visa lottery, the program will once again give away ...

Column: Pete Wilson discusses endorsing Trump and his own views on illegal immigration

Originally Published in The San Diego Union-Tribune Michael Smolens - October 9, 2020 Former Gov. and San Diego Mayor Pete Wilson (File photo) Former governor says Trump has been strong on foreign policy, the economy, immigration and made the right moves early on COVID-19 Some 70 former elected officials, policymakers and diplomats last week released ...

Trump immigration restrictions expected to impact economy long after he leaves White House

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Don Lee and Molly O'Toole - October 9, 2020 Big tech firms like Google have been among the biggest beneficiaries of the H-1B visa program in recent years. (Associated Press) President Trump’s four-year crusade against immigration has pushed the number of foreign workers and other immigrants arriving on American ...

The audience helps decide the outcome in this Zoom play about immigration

Originally Published in The Washington Post Celia Wren - October 8, 2020 The virtual theater of 2020 can have a boxy look, with isolated actors framed in digitally yoked-together panels. But that aesthetic aids “American Dreams,” a vigorous live-streamed interactive play that ponders and satirizes America’s naturalization policies. Any visual rigidity here evokes borders, confinement, ...

Amid Pandemic, Sharply Increased U.S. Detention Times Put Migrants At Risk

Originally Published in The Washington Post Jaclyn Peiser - October 9, 2020 Bena Apreala, a 29-year-old Black man, was jogging in the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston on Tuesday afternoon when he was stopped by at least three men in plainclothes, bulletproof vests and face masks. “Without identifying himself, started asking me for ...

Justice officials drove family separation policy, draft watchdog report says

Originally Published in NBC News Julia Ainsley, Jacob Soboroff and Phil Helsel - October 6, 2020 The report shows how officials at the Justice Department pushed the policy in meetings and directed its teams to prosecute all parents, regardless of how young their children were. From left, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General ...
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