Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Immigration
Politics Aside: Most Americans Support a Pathway to Citizenship
Posted on Tuesday June 16, 2015
Immigration reform might be one of the most divisive political issues of our time, but one of the main tenets behind it—that undocumented immigrants who are already living here should be allowed to stay in the United States—has widespread support. According to a new poll from the Pew Research Center, 72% of all Americans believe […]
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Numbers of Unaccompanied Children Are Lower this Summer, but Problems Remain
Posted on Friday June 05, 2015
According to a recent report by the Migration Policy Institute, the number of unaccompanied children is supposed to drop from its recent spike in 2013 and 2014, from 68,000 last year to a projected 39,000 this year. Though the United States’ resources might not be as stretched in dealing with new entrants this year, many […]
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The Wait to Implement the Executive Action on Immigration Just Got Longer
Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015
In a much-anticipated court ruling on Tuesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled not to lift the injunction from a lower court on President Obama’s signature executive action on immigration. This ruling means that, until the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the case, the Obama administration cannot move forward with plans to […]
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We All Count in Our Society, Especially the Stranger Among Us
Posted on Tuesday May 19, 2015
This week marks the start of a new book of Torah: the Book of Numbers. This week’s portion, B’midbar, or “In the Wilderness”, recounts the census-taking of entire Israelite community commanded of Moses by God. The Israelites are sorted by tribe and all men over the age of 20 are counted, as God commands, “head […]
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