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Supreme Court puts census citizenship question on hold
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 27, 2019 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
Supreme Court puts census citizenship question on hold

The Supreme Court on Thursday put on hold the Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census form sent to every household, saying it had provided a “contrived” reason for wanting the information.

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How Policy Changes Affect Local Immigrant Learners
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 26, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy
Immigrants being affected by policy change

In her journal article, Susan Finn Miller covers the impact of recent immigration policies and the impact these policies have on individuals in her local community.

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Lifelong Educator Teaches English at 87

Adult literacy tutor and student


When Joyce Hartman was 21 years old and attending San Diego State University, she traveled to Japan to teach English to local teens. That was the beginning of her quest to continue helping people and teaching English as a second language to adult immigrants in the U.S. And she continues her quest today, at age 87.


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Newly proposed immigration "public charge" rule would harm immigrant workers and US businesses
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 18, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
Newly proposed immigration 'public charge' rule would harm immigrant workers and US businesses

Under this new "public charge" rule, immigration officials could deny green cards or visa changes for individuals who get any of a number of public benefits or are deemed likely to receive benefits in the future.

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Immigrants Learning English in a Time of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 14, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy


Immigrants bring a wide variety of skills that favor the market productivity and add to the economic life of the country. They contribute to the development of the U.S. economy through the skills they bring to the market (cognitive skills such as abstract thinking, non-cognitive skills such as motivation and initiative, and specific skills such as the ability to operate machinery) and through the small business they own.

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