Squeezing Refugees: Numbers for 2018 by State and Metro Area

November 2, 2018. Earlier this year, the Pew Research Center published a report showing that refugee resettlement was scaled back in the United States more dramatically in the United States than in any other country. In 2018, however, the refugee resettlement numbers have dropped even more dramatically. With data through the end of October already available, we can calculate pretty reasonably what the full year will look by extrapolating from the first 10 months of the year. For comparison, below are the number of refugees [...]

2021-01-06T12:30:58-05:00November 2nd, 2018|Blog, Immigration, New York State|

City Immigrants Fear Being a ‘Public Charge’

November 2, 2018. This audio broadcast discusses the Trump's proposed "Public Charge" rule, that would deny permanent residency to applicants who receive specific public benefits from the government. It highlights that the proposed rule is creating confusion and fear in the immigrant community and that many green card holders believe that they can't become citizens if they recieved or are receiving benefits. The factors included in the decision of "public charge" include age, health, income, and English proficiency. The broadcast refers to the chilling effects and the [...]

2021-01-06T12:30:32-05:00November 2nd, 2018|FPI in the News, New York State|

Trial on N.Y. lawsuits challenging U.S. Census citizenship question to begin

November 2, 2018. This article discusses the two lawsuits filed in the Southern District of New York against the U.S. Department of Commerce and Census Bureau, which argue that adding the citizenship question would intimidate immigrants and lead to an undercount in New York. The author interviews activists and a DACA recipient who share how the addition of a citizenship question would impact the accuracy of the census. A report by the Fiscal Policy Institute published last week said $40 million was needed to reach New [...]

2021-01-06T12:30:21-05:00November 2nd, 2018|FPI in the News, New York State|

The Lag in Latino Political Representation

November 1, 2018. The article discusses the low level of Latinx and Hispanic political representation, despite the growth of this population. The article highlights that although small, there has been a slight increase in Hispanic/Latinx representation to 10 percent of both state legislative and congressional seats from less than 5 percent of state representatives and 6 percent of federal elected officials in 1996. The author argues that there should be almost double as many Hispanic/Latinx elected officials based on their share of the population. Given that there has also [...]

2021-01-06T12:30:10-05:00November 1st, 2018|FPI in the News, New York State|

Hispanic Representation in NY: Closing the Gap…Slowly

November 1, 2018. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, NALEO, keeps track of how many Hispanics serve in different government offices around the country. In New York, the numbers have been rising, but rising very slowly, over the past two decades. Over 20 year ago, in 1996, two of the 33 United States representatives New York sent to Washington were Hispanic, both serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2018, the total number of representatives was down to 29, due to [...]

2021-01-06T12:29:59-05:00November 1st, 2018|Blog, Immigration, New York State|

Trump Refugee Cuts Slow Resurgence of Cities Like Buffalo

October 23, 2018. This article discusses the effect that the Trump administration's refugee cap reduction has had on Buffalo, N.Y., a city located in the Rust Belt that has benefited from refugee replacement for many years. According to the article, refugees have helped reverse population decline, rebuild homes, revitalize the community and have opened businesses. The author goes on to discuss how Buffalo is dramatically effected by the decrease in refugee admissions. Employers are having a difficult time filling jobs and houses are remaining empty. When [...]

2021-01-06T12:28:36-05:00October 23rd, 2018|FPI in the News, New York State|

Mayor Kenney Condemns Trump’s ‘Public Charge’ Immigration Proposal

October 12, 2018. This article discusses Mayor Jim Kenney of Philadelphia's viewpoint of the proposed "public charge" rule, which would disqualify immigrants from receiving a green card and other immigration benefits if they have received specific public benefits such as Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or housing assistance. According to the article, Mayor Kenney thinks that the federal administration's goal is to destabilize families, discourage immigration and prevent hard-working people from accessing benefits. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and his Director for Office of Immigrant Affairs, Miriam [...]

2021-01-06T12:28:22-05:00October 12th, 2018|FPI in the News, New York State|

Report: Public Charge Rule Change Will Have ‘Chilling Effect’ On Immigrant Community

October 12, 2018. This report discusses the findings of FPI's new report, "Only Wealthy Immigrants Need Apply," that include an estimated 24 million people will be affected by the "public charge" rule. The author goes on to highlight the finding that 9 million children will be affected, most of them U.S. citizens. FPI’s report says the new interpretation would “radically restrict access to green cards and various types of visas for immigrants who do not have a high enough income, or who have used public health, food, [...]

2021-01-06T12:28:05-05:00October 12th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

The Trump Administration’s Proposed Public Charge Rule Is The Next Step in An Ongoing Immigration Crackdown

October 11, 2018. This article discusses the federal administration's proposed "public charge" rule that could affect 24 million people. The author notes that the rule would directly affect immigrants seeking permanent status but that there would be "chilling effects" that spread fear among immigrants to disenroll or not apply for public benefits. The article goes on to highlight important facts about the "public charge" rule which include that it will not affect refugees, asylees  protected groups, or green card holders, having accepted SNAP or TANF does not mean immediate denial [...]

2021-01-06T12:27:45-05:00October 11th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

24 Million People Could Be Affected By Trump Administration’s ‘Public Charge’ Immigration Policy

October 10, 2018. This article discusses the federal administration's proposed "public charge" rule that would limit access to green cards and other visas for immigrants who don't meet certain income requirements or who use specific public benefits such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Medicaid. The author refers to FPI's new report that estimates that 24 million people, 9 million which are children, would be affected by this rule. The author goes on to link the proposed rule [...]

2021-01-06T12:27:26-05:00October 10th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

FPI Estimates Human & Economic Impacts of Public Charge Rule: 24 Million Would Experience Chilling Effects

October 10, 2018. Today, the Trump Administration published its proposed reinterpretation of a previously arcane rule, known as “public charge.” The new interpretation would radically restrict access to green cards and various types of visas for immigrants who do not have a high enough income, or who have used public health, food, or housing supports they are otherwise qualified to receive. Without input from Congress, the Trump Rule would fundamentally change this country’s approach to immigration, making income and use of public supports central considerations [...]

2021-01-06T12:24:59-05:00October 10th, 2018|Blog, Immigration, Other States & National|

Panel Sparks Conversation on Immigration in the United States

October 3, 2018. FPI's Deputy Director and Director of Immigration Research, David Dyssegaard Kallick, joined Emily Ngara of Hofstra’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law and Saul Guerrera of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, at Hofstra University on September 26, in a panel to discuss immigration challenges. The topics discussed included Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), family separations, deportations, labor trends, obstacles for obtaining citizenship, refugees and asylees. Emily Ngara, the attorney-in-charge of the Deportation Defense Clinic at Hofstra’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law; [...]

2021-01-06T12:24:33-05:00October 3rd, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

Event: David Dyssegaard Kallick Will Present in “The Immigration and Deportation Crisis” at Hofstra University

Join FPI and others for a discussion on the devastating implications of the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the reduction to the U.S. refugee cap and of immigrant arrests, deportations and family separations. FPI's Deputy Director and Director of Immigration Research, David Dyssegaard Kallick will join other presenters including Emily Ngara, from the Deportation Defense Clinic Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, and Saul Guerrero, from the United Food and Commerical Workers International Union. We hope you join us on Wednesday, [...]

2021-01-06T12:23:26-05:00September 21st, 2018|Immigration, Other States & National|

Anchor Institutions: Refugee Resettlement Agencies

September 11, 2018. The Trump administration’s decision to decrease the number of refugees admitted and in general slow down the refugee resettlement process means that only a trickle of refugees are coming into the United States. As FPI noted in our recent reporton refugee employment, the United States is on track to resettle just 20,000 refugees in 2018, down from 97,000 in 2016. This is a tragedy for refugees, who languish in resettlement camps or live in horrific danger. For the United States, it is also [...]

2021-01-06T12:22:17-05:00September 11th, 2018|Blog, Other States & National|

For TMCO, Refugees Are Key to Diverse and Welcoming Workplace

September 4, 2018. TMCO, a company located in Lincoln, Nebraska, strives to create a diverse workplace that includes refugees. They provide English language courses for the workers, help schedule doctor appointments, provide a family-first mentality and organize potluck dinners for all the employees. Chris Decker, professor and chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, discusses the importance of refugees in Lincoln. He notes that minorities are the reason for the population growth over the last decade and that they create [...]

2021-01-06T12:21:25-05:00September 4th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|
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