Posts Tagged ‘Immigration’

Asian Americans Aren’t A Model Minority, They’re A Neglected Minority

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

 

(Business Insider) The Pew Center’s recent report “The Rise of Asian Americans,” which shows that Asians, not Latinos, comprise the largest group of immigrant arrivals in the United States, took many people by surprise.

The data also show that Asian Americans have the highest education and per capita income. Together with low reported discrimination, the report paints a portrait of American success.

On the face of these findings, now already three years old, Asian Americans should expect to have a bigger voice in American politics and, indeed, in American society.

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Study Examines College Experience of Immigrants, Offspring

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

 

(WNYC) A new national study may yield some clues about how immigrant and second generation Americans differ from all other undergraduates, and from each other, when they get to college.

The study (PDF) for the U.S. government's National Center for Education Statistics examined students from six states including New York, where 35 percent of college students were either first- or second-generation immigrants.

The foreign-born population in the U.S tripled between 1970 and 2007. A little more than a quarter of all adults aged 25 and older had bachelor's degrees in 2007, regardless of whether or not they were foreign born. But 44 percent of foreign-born? adults had enrolled in college compared to 56 percent of the U.S. born population.

Among undergraduates who were born abroad or whose parents were immigrants, the dominant ethnic groups are Hispanics and Asians.

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ACLU: Emails show racial bias in immigration law

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

 

(SeattlePI) Opponents of Arizona's hardline immigration enforcement law contend that emails sent, received and forwarded by a former legislator who championed the law support allegations it was racially motivated.

 

Dozens of emails are cited in a new legal effort by the American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups to block police from enforcing the Arizona law's so-called "show me your papers" provision recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

The groups said the emails and other material reveal that ex-Sen. Russell Pearce and other supporters of the law known as SB1070 embraced discriminatory views and bent the truth about immigration-related matters, setting the stage for enactment of a law that the groups contend will lead to racial profiling if enforced.

 

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The Rise of Asian Immigration

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

 

(Forbes) The biggest recent immigration news is that Asia surpassed Latin America as the main source of immigration to the U.S.  While the recent Supreme Court case about SB1070 or Obama’s de facto DREAM Act memo are important, the changing demography of immigration will have wider ranging long term impact.

This type of change has happened before.  By the end of the 1960s, Latin America displaced Europe as the main source of immigrants.  The increase in permanent Hispanic immigration to the United States back then was due to multiple factors, which some of which are now repeating for Asian immigrants.

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How Arizona law hurts Hispanic citizens

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

 

(CNN Op-Ed, Ruben Navarette) First, here's what Arizona got wrong: Once upon a time, some lawmakers there decided that the state had a problem with illegal immigrants — most of whom are Hispanic. So they drafted a sweeping law that wound up inconveniencing, singling out and foisting second-class citizenship upon all Hispanics, including those who were born in the United States.

They are the real injured party in the Arizona drama. In its decision on Arizona's immigration law this week, the Supreme Court almost set things right. In a split decision, it struck down three parts of the law, but unfortunately it let stand the worst part, and it is U.S.-born Hispanics who could bear the brunt of the law for many years to come.

For one thing, there are more of them than there are illegal immigrants. Many of the state's illegal immigrants have already left — gone to New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Arkansas and other more welcoming locales. Besides, U.S.-born Hispanics are not in hiding. They're out and about, living their lives as they have every right to do — and coming into contact with police.

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Pew: Asian Americans overtake Hispanics in new immigrants

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

 

We’ve been featuring Pew Research’s insights into America’s Hispanic population lately. But now they’re swinging their spotlight, just as ably, on the 18,205,898Asian Americans in the US.

(The Agitator) First point to note is that Asians have overtaken Hispanics in terms of new immigrants to the US …

For the most part, these immigrants are well-positioned to advance — for example, 61% of Asian immigrants ages 25-64 have a college degree. Their incomes are well above average — median annual household incomes of $66,000, compared to $49,800 for the general public.

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Obama lifts deportation threat for 800,000 young illegal immigrants

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

 

(The Independent) President Barack Obama said yesterday that he is lifting the threat of deportation from young illegal immigrants in the United States who have completed their educations or served in the US military, a move that should solidify support for him among Hispanic voters in key swing states this November such as Florida and Arizona.

The surprise announcement will scramble the lines of the deeply contentious debate over immigration policy in the run-up to the presidential election. While Mr Obama is far more popular among Latinos than his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, he has nonetheless disappointed them by failing to push immigration reform through Congress and by overseeing a level of enforced deportations not seen since the Fifties.

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Growing Asian-American Communities Underrepresented

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

(Epoch Times) Asian-Americans are the fastest-growing community in the United States and their businesses are more likely to create jobs than any other, but they are largely ignored by government and political parties, according to recent research.

The Asian-American population grew 46 percent, to over 17 million, between 2000 and 2010—faster than any other group, including Latinos, the 2010 U.S. Census reported.

Asian-American entrepreneurs are also great drivers of the economy, owning more than 1.5 million businesses, employing around 3 million people, and turning over an annual payroll of nearly $80 billion.

This success, however, tends to overshadow real needs that exist in Asian-American communities.

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Groups Push for Naturalization Ahead of November Presidential Election

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

 

(FoxNews) A number of groups hope to add thousands of new U.S. citizens to the voter rolls in several key states ahead of November's presidential election.

 

The national push comes after Democratic President Barack Obama has failed to deliver on promised immigration reforms in his first years in office and his likely opponent, Mitt Romney, adopted harsh rhetoric on illegal immigration to win support from conservatives while campaigning for the GOP nomination.

 

The Department of Homeland Security says an estimated 12.6 million people were holding so-called green cards given to legal permanent U.S. residents in 2010, including 8.1 million people who already qualify for naturalization but have not applied for citizenship. Latinos, considered a Democratic-leaning constituency, account for the largest immigrant community.

 
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Harsh Immigration Tone Pushing Hispanics From GOP

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

(Huffington Post) The Republican Party is beefing up its minority outreach nationwide and preparing to put its rising Latino stars on the campaign trail amid concerns that tough immigration rhetoric in the presidential primary is taking on an increasingly anti-Hispanic tone.

But immigrant-rights groups and some political watchers say the damage may be irreversible. They argue that the GOP has severely hampered itself as it looks to woo the critical Latino voting bloc that could decide who wins key states like New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado and Florida next fall.

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