Grantee Reveals Dangers Facing Immigrant Workers at West Virginia Chicken Plant

Grantee Reveals Dangers Facing Immigrant Workers at West Virginia Chicken Plant

By USC Center for Health Journalism The Pilgrim’s Pride chicken factory in Moorefield, West Virginia, has a history of dangerous working conditions, from spinning saw blades to grabby conveyor belts to sharp metal hooks and knives. Those conditions have consistently endangered its immigrant workforce, reports 2023 National Impact Fund grantee Allen Siegler of Mountain State […]

Mexico Elects First Female President − But Will That Improve the Lot of Country’s Women?

Mexico Elects First Female President − But Will That Improve the Lot of Country’s Women?

Editorial credit: Paola Garcia 1 / Shutterstock.com By Xavier Medina Vidal and Christopher Chambers-Ju | The Conversation Mexico will have its first woman president following a landmark vote on June 2, 2024. After an election period marred by violence, ruling Morena party candidate Claudia Sheinbaum, a former Mexico City mayor, emerged as the victor with about 60% of […]

CASA Calls on President Biden to Keep His Promise to DACA Recipients

CASA Calls on President Biden to Keep His Promise to DACA Recipients

Editorial credit: Jason and Bonnie Grower / Shutterstock.com Washington, DC – With DACA’s 12-year anniversary fast approaching on June 15, 2024, CASA issued the following statement, reflecting on the uncertainty that young people with this immigration status face. Immigrant activists call on President Biden to take administrative actions to provide relief and protection for immigrant […]

City Council Passes Bills to Survey Migrants’ Health Needs and Work Obstacles

City Council Passes Bills to Survey Migrants’ Health Needs and Work Obstacles

Editorial credit: Joseph Sorrentino / Shutterstock.com By Danel Parra, City Limits “We must accumulate data to understand how the city has supported work permit applications, entrepreneurship, workforce development initiatives, and access to health care in order to identify the gaps in our efforts,” said the bill’s sponsor, Councilwoman Carlina Rivera. Lea la versión en español […]

Advocates Rally For Continued Support of NYC Immigrant Student and Early Childhood Programs

Advocates Rally For Continued Support of NYC Immigrant Student and Early Childhood Programs

Photo courtesy: New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) New York—Today, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), elected officials, member organizations, allies, parents, students and immigrant New Yorkers rallied and held a press conference on the Tweed Courthouse steps.  Watch the livestream here Advocates rallied to make New York’s public schools more accessible and equitable for immigrant […]

Biden’s New Changes to the Asylum Process: What You Need to Know

Biden’s New Changes to the Asylum Process: What You Need to Know

Editorial credit: Aaron J Hill / Shutterstock.com By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick | Immigration Impact On June 4, President Biden issued a sweeping order under section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act claiming that allows him to “suspend the entry” of most migrants who cross the border between ports of entry, echoing a similar order issued by President Trump in November 2018. […]

Happy Immigrant Heritage Month from America’s Voice

Happy Immigrant Heritage Month from America’s Voice

By Gabe Ortiz | America’s Voice June marks the annual Immigrant Heritage Month, a time for our nation to honor, celebrate, and uplift the stories of immigrants and their communities. In multiple states, events and reporting have already been highlighting immigrants’ accomplishments, contributions, and the unique place they hold in the story of America. In […]

Executive Order to Shut Down the Border Would Put Thousands of Lives at Risk

Executive Order to Shut Down the Border Would Put Thousands of Lives at Risk

By Deirdre Schifeling and Lee Gelernt | ACLU Editorial credit: Andrew Leyden / Shutterstock.com WASHINGTON — The White House released today a fact sheet announcing details on an impending executive action from the Biden administration that will severely restrict people’s legal right to seek asylum. Among the measures announced, the administration will effectively shut off asylum for […]

Mental Health of Immigrants

Mental Health of Immigrants

Mental health among immigrants is a multifaceted and pressing issue that warrants attention and understanding. As individuals relocate to new countries, they often encounter a myriad of challenges ranging from cultural adjustments and language barriers to socioeconomic stressors and discrimination. These unique stressors can significantly impact their mental well-being, potentially leading to various mental health […]

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