Tag Archives: Immigration

House Bill to Give Immigrants Access to Health Care

About half of recent immigrants to the United States are unaware that they have diabetes, and among Mexican immigrants only about 34 percent had a glucose test taken in the past year. Immigrant women are more likely to die from cervical cancer than U.S.-born women.   Many of these issues could be curtailed by regular monitoring and doctor visits. But an existing welfare reform law in about 22 states, …

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What Drives Anti-immigration Attitudes?

Results released last week from an international survey by UK-based research company, Ipsos MORI, found widely divergent levels of concern about immigration in the 19 countries surveyed.   In the UK, 43 percent of people identified immigration control as one of their country’s top three issues of concern, compared to 32 percent in Australia (the next highest), 15 percent in Sweden and …

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Recent Immigrant-Friendly Laws

“While Washington waffles on immigration, California’s moving ahead. I’m not waiting,” Governor Jerry Brown (D) said last year when he passed a series of state-level immigration laws to integrate his state’s undocumented population into American life. He wasn’t the only legislator who got tired of filling a gap left by Congress.   Other legislators took similar incremental steps to reform state and local laws …

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Another County Passes Its Own Immigration Bill

While the House held hearings this week on whether President Obama (D) exceeded his executive powers on immigration policies and whether there are “bio signatures” in outer space (i.e., aliens), the most populous county in Washington state is forging ahead on an immigration-related bill to fill gaps left by Congressional inaction on immigration reform. Local council members in King County, Washington,  which covers Seattle, passed a measure by a slim …

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