News Round Up In-Brief
- In Chicago, a young, undocumented man left paralyzed after falling from a building was deported to Mexico after being unable to pay his hospital bills. The young man recently died in a Mexican hospital that was not able to tend to his needs.
- A recent editorial highlights the lack of legal representation available for undocumented immigrants in New York.
- The Obama administration recently created a new hotline for immigration detainees.
- Citizenship and Immigration Services is proposing a change to immigration procedures that can help prevent the separation of undocumented residents from spouses and children.
- Even though many Latinos in the U.S. disapprove of President Obama’s immigration policies, they favor the president over a Republican contender.
- A recent study conducted by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health shows links between migrating at a young age and increased risk of psychotic disorders. Potential reasons for the increased risk include the stress of minority status, social changes, and vitamin D deficiencies that many immigrants experience after migrating.
- In Florida, drafts of legislation permitting undocumented immigrants restricted drivers’ licenses and access to health care for undocumented children are seen at odds with stricter immigration policies in other states.
- As part of the “Day of Justice,” students and Philadelphia locals assembled to discuss immigrant rights.
- A recent report in the Sacramento Business Journal highlights the economic impact of unauthorized immigrants, specifically noting that unauthorized immigrants in California paid $2.7 billion in taxes in 2010.
- Roma immigrants are a focus of debate in the French presidential election.
- Reflecting on his experience with U.S. immigration officials, English rapper Wiley explains that his new album will focus on serious social issues such as immigration.
- British Pop artist Adam Ant attracted attention when police entered his home and arrested a woman who overstayed her visa.
- Well-educated immigrants, like Ryan Savage, an American immigrant to Finland, are unable to find work. After poor job prospects, Savage left the country and returned to the United States.
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