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Where do America’s immigrants work?

As of 2016, immigrant employees accounted for roughly 26 million workers in the United States, according to data from the Migration Policy Institute. Although they are spread throughout the entire economy, foreign-born workers are more likely than their native-born peers to be employed in certain industries. For instance, 6.5 percent ...

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Increased protection for Mexican immigrants in the US

Immigration laws fall within the competence of federal officials. However, an increasing number of U.S. cities have taken steps towards supporting their immigrant residents, both legal and undocumented. Major cities such as Seattle, New York, and Los Angeles have openly limited collaboration with federal agencies on deportations. There are over ...

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New York and Los Angeles remain sanctuary cities for immigrants

Mayors of the so-called “sanctuary cities” have committed to continuing protecting immigrants from any abusive intervention from the U.S. immigration authorities. New York and Los Angeles, for instance, refuse to hold undocumented immigrants in jail at the request of the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement unless the request ...

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Four US states vote to increase the minimum wage

Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington have all passed wage initiatives that will increase their minimum hourly salary. The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 per hour since 2009, but several states or cities have voted to increase it throughout the years. New York and California have already passed laws to ...

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International students’ enrollment in the US at record high

The number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities hit the one million mark in the 2015/2016 academic year, according to the 2016 Open Doors report released by the Institute of International Education. The report found that international enrollment grew by approximately 7 percent compared to the previous year. ...

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Best US cities for business and career

For the second year in a road, Denver, Colorado, is considered the best U.S. city for business and career for several reasons. First, it is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. Secondly, its high quality of life attracts an increasing number of talented and highly educated professionals. And last ...

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US unemployment level lower than expected

The number of Americans filing for jobless benefits dropped to 254,000 last week, marking the 88th consecutive week that unemployment claims remained below 300,000. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, this is the longest lapse since 1970. Following a healthy gain of 161,000 new jobs in October, the national ...

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Americans interested in emigration after Trump’s victory

It wasn’t just the Canadian immigration website to receive a record number of visitors after the announcement of the new American President. One day after Donald Trump’s win over Hillary Clinton, thousands of U.S. residents entered the New Zealand immigration online page. In just 24 hours, Immigration New Zealand had ...

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Many Hispanics voted for Trump

There are several factors which led to the worldwide-surprising win of Donald Trump. With around 55 million residents, Hispanics account for the largest ethnic or racial minority in the United States. The Hispanic share of the national vote increased from 8 percent in 2004 to 11 percent in 2016, according ...

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