From The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board President Trump’s economic agenda has always been marked by a contradiction. He wants America to be the world’s high-tech business hub, but then he closes off the human talent essential to stay globally competitive. That’s the import of his order Monday restricting legal work visas across the economy. […]

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We must support immigrants as they risk their lives to care for our loved ones

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Death and job loss from pandemic threaten visa status of physicians and their families

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Opinion by Javier Quiroz Castro for the Houston Chronicle This past November, I started a nursing job at Houston Methodist West Hospital. I’d barely settled into my routine treating cardiovascular patients when COVID-19 upended our lives. Today, I’m working 12-to 14-hour shifts on the newly-created COVID-19 floor, fighting to stabilize patients and keep them from […]

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From the Miami Herald When President Donald Trump tweeted on April 20 that he would suspend all immigration into the United States to protect American workers, his proclamation two days later carved out important exemptions. They are benefiting many South Florida healthcare organizations, businesses and foreign investors. In practical terms, the proclamation pausing immigration for […]

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From NBC News After Dr. Parth Mehta moved into his basement in early March, he wrote goodbye letters and put together an emergency binder with important information for his family. Those are actions he’s taken in response to rising infections and deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic: He’s had to prepare for the unwelcome but heightened […]

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From Newsweek A $3 trillion coronavirus relief package released by House Democrats on Tuesday includes new efforts to protect and support immigrants in the U.S., including those on the frontlines of responding to the pandemic. Under the HEROES Act, which was introduced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, one of the measures seeking to support immigrant […]

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From The New American Economy Many of our country’s industries are working under enormous and unprecedented stress, and they’re relying on immigrant workers to carry out essential services. Immigrants will continue to play a critical role in our nation’s response and recovery to the crisis, both economically and physically.  Immigrants and refugees are on the […]

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Healthcare workers under the protection of Daca anxiously await a supreme court decision that may deport them

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