Pew Research Center reports that the foreign-born population of the country has reached 43.7 million in 2016.1 The number of US immigrants has tripled since 1970, with immigrants accounting for 13% of the US population.
According to CBS News, there are 12,800 children in detention centers across the United States as of September 2018 . That number increased from 2,400 children in May 2017 and it shows no signs of slowing down. That means that this year children will be spending their holidays in immigration centers.
After what seemed like one of the worst immigration-related decision of the Trump administration so far, separating families of illegals at the border, President Trump has relented and signed an order to reunite families at the border that were separated. [Read more…]
Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast, Revisionist History, has hit on an interesting note about the current state of affairs related to U.S. immigration – specifically the Mexican migration crisis. His latest podcast sheds light on why tighter borders are creating more illegal immigrants from Mexico. [Read more…]
The current state of immigration in the United States is a mess, for both immigrants and citizens, on both sides of the isle. Nothing illustrates frustrations more than the recent child separations at the U.S. border, especially in Texas. Family separation for illegal immigrants is the latest issue, highlighting a win and loss for both sides of the argument. But now, immigration bonds in Texas are set at higher prices than usual, making it even more difficult to reunite immigrant families. Separation is still an issue. [Read more…]