• 1 in 10 Eligible Voters Is Now an Immigrant. Here’s Why That Matters for America.
    April 9, 2020

    Immigrants are participating in the U.S. political process in record numbers, which is a clear sign of successful integration into American society. In fact, nearly one out of every 10 eligible voters in the United States is now an immigrant. That means at least 10 percent of the electorate has a personal connection to the […] The post 1 in 10 Eligible Voters Is Now an Immigrant. Here’s Why That Matters for America. appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Holding on to Collective Solidarity After the Coronavirus
    April 8, 2020

    We are facing an existential challenge unlike any we have experienced in our lifetimes. We’ve spent the past few weeks adjusting to a new normal. We’re acquiring a new vocabulary and adapting to new norms. We’re learning about epidemiology, hand hygiene, personal protective gear, and ventilators. We’ve also gained a growing respect and admiration for […] The post Holding on to Collective Solidarity After the Coronavirus appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Shortage of Farmworkers Threatens Americans’ Food Supply During the Coronavirus
    April 7, 2020

    The U.S. agricultural industry depends on seasonal guest workers to produce the food Americans eat. Since 1986, the H-2A visa program has allowed employers to fill labor shortages with temporary and seasonal workers from other countries. The Trump administration recently classified agricultural employees as “essential critical infrastructure workers” during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). At the […] The post Shortage of Farmworkers Threatens Americans’ Food Supply During the Coronavirus appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • What You Need to Know About Public Charge and the Coronavirus
    April 6, 2020

    Immigrants living in the United States are eligible for unemployment benefits. But as the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus spread across the country, many are reportedly afraid to file for unemployment and other government benefits. Much of this fear stems from the Trump administration’s public charge rule. The public charge rule makes it […] The post What You Need to Know About Public Charge and the Coronavirus appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • What Social Justice Movements Can Learn from the Medical Response to the Coronavirus
    April 3, 2020

    Across the country, communities are responding to the coronavirus pandemic by working to protect our poor, elderly, and compromised. Critical to the response are the efforts of the medical and scientific community. Thousands of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals from diverse backgrounds–including reenlisting retirees–are serving on the frontline to treat those who fall ill. […] The post What Social Justice Movements Can Learn from the Medical Response to the Coronavirus appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]