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Undocumented Asian immigrants shy away from revealing their status

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The immigration debate often centers on people from Latin America, but many undocumented immigrants are Asian. Yet Asian communities are seeking out help and enrolling in a government anti-deportation program at much lower rates than Latinos, thanks to stigma over being undocumented.



Do the Proposed Changes to H-1B Visas Go Far Enough?

Monday, April 22, 2013

An immigration bill introduced in the Senate last week doesn't only include a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally. It also proposes changes to visas for high-skilled immigrants, known as H-1B. But neither all employers nor critics of the program are entirely satisfied.

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Listen to Lucy

London’s Olympics are a workers’ curse

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

London’s Olympics are a workers’ curse



Thousands of Visas for Victims of Trafficking Go Unused

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Victims of human trafficking crimes are not utilizing visas that allow them to live and work in the United States legally for four years according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. In 2011, 967 victims applied for the visas and 557 were approved, along with 722 of their family members, far less than the cap allowed for.


The Takeaway

An Argument Against the Diversity Visa Lottery Program

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

About two weeks from now, the State Department will randomly draw 50,000 names from the fifteen million entries for U.S. visas, as part of the Diversity Visa Lottery Program. The Diversity Visa program garnered attention recently, after news that a computer glitch invalidated a drawing in early May, obligating the State Department to nullify 22,000 visas it had previously awarded. 

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