Immigration Newsletter

Monday, April 28, 2014

Removals vs returns: how to think about Obama's deportation record - Vox

Removals vs returns: how to think about Obama's deportation record - Vox



Currently, the federal government uses two different terms for when it apprehends an unauthorized immigrant and expels him or her from the country. There are "removals," which involve a formal court order. And then there are "returns," which do not. In my article, I used "deportations" to refer to removals only — for reasons explained below.
This distinction matters a fair bit. The Obama administration is on pace for more removals than any president in history. But there have been far fewer returns under Obama than under George W. Bush (chart via The Federalist,* which counts both "removals" and "returns" as "deportations"):
Deportations
click the link to see much more on this topic.



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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

How Manchester’s Burgeoning Bhutanese Population Is Pursuing the American Dream | Travel | Smithsonian

How Manchester’s Burgeoning Bhutanese Population Is Pursuing the American Dream | Travel | Smithsonian



Fold the momo and pinch it closed. (Jessica Scranton)


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Thursday, April 3, 2014

California Farmers Short of Labor, and Patience - NYTimes.com



California Farmers Short of Labor, and Patience - NYTimes.com

NYT Jennifer Medina
 
An onion field near Stratford in California’s Central Valley. Nearly all farmworkers in the region are immigrants, and roughly half of them are working illegally. CreditMatt Black for The New York Times





Industry groups are among the most important forces pressing Congress for an immigration overhaul. Tom Nassif, the president of the Western Growers Association, has shuttled to Washington to press members of Congress, especially Republicans, to get a bill passed this year. Mr. Nassif, an ambassador to Morocco under President Ronald Reagan, has long called for easing entry at the Mexican border to make it easier for growers to find labor.


“We’ve had secure borders with Mexico for the last decade; we don’t have that argument at this point,” Mr. Nassif said. “Now we want people to see the real damage of not doing anything, which is a declining work force, and it means losing production to foreign countries.”


After the 2012 presidential election, as Republicans spoke enthusiastically about the need to court Latinos, Mr. Nassif was optimistic that immigration would become a top priority. But exasperation has replaced his confidence in recent months, and he said his group could withhold hundreds of thousands of dollars in congressional races in which it has usually supported Republicans.


“I can tell you if the Republicans don’t put something forward on immigration, there is going to be a very loud hue and cry from us in agriculture,” Mr. Nassif said. “We are a tremendously important part of the party, and they should not want to lose us.”





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