Tag Archives: Immigration/Immigrants

Government shutdown extends long wait in Portland for immigrants seeking green cards

People have been waiting two years or longer for a hearing in an immigration court. Those scheduled for a hearing during the shutdown have had those hearings postponed, and it could be years before they get another chance. Source: Government shutdown extends long wait in Portland for immigrants seeking green cards | oregonlive.com

Mental Health Crisis | Immigrant Nurses – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Andre Gladen was the third person in a perceived mental health crisis that Portland Police fatally shot in the span of nine months. OPB reporter Ericka Cruz Guevarra looked into why police are often the first responders for mental health crises in Multnomah County. And we hear about mental health crisis response in Deschutes County. IRCO’s […]
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Trump’s immigration policy has foreign tech talent looking to Canada

“Moving to Canada” is no longer a punchline — it’s a business plan. Over dinner at a noodle bar, a Canadian entrepreneur pitched a table of U.S. tech executives: Your foreign workers should trade sunny California for snowy Calgary, he told them. And they listened. Highly skilled foreign workers and the American firms that employ […]
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6 Innovative Ways U.S. Governments Are Preparing for the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is plagued by uncertainties. Here’s how some places are preparing. The decennial count is plagued by uncertainties and fears of undercounting immigrants, minorities and low-income people. One afternoon last summer, Xiongpao Lee was walking around a festival in St. Paul, Minn., armed with a stack of forms. Lee was there to find […]
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A proposed new ‘public charge’ rule puts children’s health insurance at risk

Rule seeks to limit legal paths to citizenship but could have spillover effects on citizens. The obstacles to gaining citizenship in this country grow higher by the day. Some of these new hurdles are dramatic: The administration has placed severe restrictions on asylum seekers, and the military has been deployed to string concertina wire at […]
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Marshall Islands: A third of the nation has left for the U.S. | PBS NewsHour Weekend

State Library Ed. Note: Story is included since is focuses upon Marshallese immigrants in Salem. A third of the Marshall Islands’ population has moved to the U.S., leaving a country reeling from high unemployment and the looming effects of climate change. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Mike Taibbi reports. This story is part of an ongoing […]
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Public charge provisions hurt citizen children too

Taking action to stop the proposed change from taking place is incumbent. The proposed regulation change has the potential to exert a “chilling effect” on citizens’ use of public benefits, worsen immigrant families’ health, and lead to unnecessary health care costs. This week, The Urban Institute released a powerful new report showing that one-fifth of […]
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Immigration Arrests May Be Key To Portland’s Future In FBI Task Force

Questions around the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force’s involvement in immigration-related arrests could be important to the future of Portland involvement. At a Portland City Hall meeting behind closed doors this month, city staff asked Oregon’s top FBI agent and other federal law enforcement officials about immigration related arrests made by the Joint Terrorism Task […]
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Final ICE Detainees Leave Federal Prison In Sheridan, Oregon 

The last ICE detainee being housed at the federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon, was transferred on Wednesday to the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington. Source: Final ICE Detainees Leave Federal Prison In Sheridan, Oregon . News | OPB

Oregon Jail Has Released Inmates To Save Space For ICE Detainees

A jail in The Dalles, Oregon, that houses detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has suggested local sheriffs keep their “numbers low” in the jail to make room for immigrant detainees. Source: Oregon Jail Has Released Inmates To Save Space For ICE Detainees . News | OPB