As The Pandemic Recedes, Let Migrants Move Again

As The Pandemic Recedes, Let Migrants Move Again

Post by Isabel Wang. Source: “As The Pandemic Recedes, Let Migrants Move Again,” The Economist. August 1, 2020. The coronavirus has led to immense global immobility. Borders are closed. Trips are canceled. Jobs are cut. Dreams are deferred. Although the pandemic is starting to recover and countries are gradually starting to open up again, some nations are unwilling to open their doors to migrants. There is a fear of a second wave of the pandemic. And even if a vaccine…

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Vloggers Show How To Migrate Illegally On A Jet Ski

Vloggers Show How To Migrate Illegally On A Jet Ski

Post by Isabel Wang. Source: “Vloggers Show How To Migrate Illegally On A Jet Ski,” The Economist. July 22, 2020. North African vlogger and YouTuber Zouhir Bounou (who calls himself Zizou) is not your typical illegal migrant. While he has traveled illegally to ten different countries, he has recorded his illicit journeys into vlogs as a form of entertainment. Many people like Zizou are painting a vivid picture of what life is like outside of North Africa through social media. …

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The Fed and Main Street: The Immigrant Experience during COVID-19

The Fed and Main Street: The Immigrant Experience during COVID-19

Post by Isabel Wang. Source: “The Fed and Main Street: The Immigrant Experience during COVID-19,” Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 11 June 2020. This event hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York gathered leaders in numerous industries such as business, nonprofit, and policy to gain insights on the impacts of COVID-19 on the economy and specifically immigrant workers. A large portion of immigrant workers are low-skilled essential workers yet do not have the same benefits in “healthcare,…

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As World Comes to Halt Amid Pandemic, So Do Migrants

As World Comes to Halt Amid Pandemic, So Do Migrants

Post by Isabel Wang. Source: Semple, Kirk. “As World Comes to Halt Amid Pandemic, So Do Migrants,” The New York Times. May 4, 2020.             Since the coronavirus pandemic started to spread at the end of March, there has been a significant decline in migratory traffic from South America, Central America, and Mexico to the US. A migrant shelter in southern Mexico that serves as a way station for migrants saw around 2,000 travelers last year. In the past weeks,…

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Why California Is Giving Its Own Stimulus Checks To Undocumented Immigrants

Why California Is Giving Its Own Stimulus Checks To Undocumented Immigrants

Post by Raf Schott. Colgate Class of 2021. Source: Holcombe, Madeline, and Catherine E. Shoichet. “Why California Is Giving Its Own Stimulus Checks to Undocumented Immigrants.”  CNN, Cable News Network, 16 Apr. 2020.             A CNN article reported that California Governor, Gavin Newsom, will distribute $125 million towards undocumented immigrants in the state. This marks the first state to support undocumented immigrants and the reasoning is quite simple. Many of the undocumented immigrants are essential workers in many important sectors,…

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Court says Trump administration can withhold money from NYC, 7 States in ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Fight

Court says Trump administration can withhold money from NYC, 7 States in ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Fight

Post by Trevor Thompson. Colgate class of 2021. Source: Alvarez, Priscilla. “Court says Trump administration can withhold money from NYC, 7 States in ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Fight” CNN, 26 February, 2020. The courts reversed a previous ruling, which now allows the Trump administration to withhold money from New York City and seven other states that are not in terms with the federal immigration laws. The lower court ruling previously blocked the Justice Department from withholding key law enforcement the department said…

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How a Wealth Test for Immigrants Could Affect the U.S. Economy

How a Wealth Test for Immigrants Could Affect the U.S. Economy

Post by Svetlin Sabev. Colgate class of 2021. Source: Frazee, Gretchen. “How a Wealth Test for Immigrants Could Affect the U.S. Economy.” PBS, Public Broadcasting Service, 29 Jan. 2020.  The article addresses the updated Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final Rule that was implemented by the DHS earlier this year. The new rule, which is being called the “wealth test”, creates additional obstacles to entry for both those looking to immigrate to the U.S. as well as those who are here…

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For Indian Diaspora, Panic, And Anger Over Trump’s Immigration Plans

For Indian Diaspora, Panic, And Anger Over Trump’s Immigration Plans

Post by Alessandro Conte. Colgate class of 2021. Source: Schultz, Kai, and Sameer Yasir. For Indian Diaspora, Panic and Anger Over Trump’s Immigration Plans. The New York Times, 22 Apr. 2020. I read The New York Times article, “For Indian Diaspora, Panic, and Anger Over Trump’s Immigration Plans.” Posted on April 22, 2020, authors Kai Schultz and Sameer Yasir begin their article with the story of Ms. Nagar, an Indian citizen working in the US as a software developer. She…

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No job, no way home: The Chinese workers in the US left in limbo by the coronavirus

No job, no way home: The Chinese workers in the US left in limbo by the coronavirus

Post by Nick Draught. Colgate class of 2021. Source: Shen Lu, f. (2020). “No job, no way home: The Chinese workers in the US left in limbo by coronavirus.” CNN, 8 May. 2020. This article gives insight into the story of an Asian woman that was living in the United States on an H1-B work visa. Tang Chen has lived in American since 2013 and was in a stable position and was in the midst of completing her paperwork so she could…

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Millions of Taxpaying Immigrants Won’t Get Stimulus Checks

Millions of Taxpaying Immigrants Won’t Get Stimulus Checks

Post by Miles Milke. Colgate class of 2021. Source: Galvan, Astrid, et al. “Millions of Taxpaying Immigrants Won’t Get Stimulus Checks.” Associated Press, 12 Apr. 2020. The quarantine that has been required in the United States for the past few weeks due to the outbreak of COVID-19 has effectively shut down the economy. In order to help Americans financially survive this, Congress has approved a $2.2 trillion stimulus package, which will give many low-income Americans checks for up to $1,200. However, there…

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