San Francisco Fatal Shooting Reveals Need For Legislative Immigration Reform
Immigration

San Francisco Fatal Shooting Reveals Need For Legislative Immigration Reform

The recent murder in San Francisco by an undocumented immigrant has prompted a flurry of criticism against local immigrant policies. The suspect, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, had been deported five times due to criminal charges before the murder. His previous offences included multiple drug charges, but he had no history of violent felonies. The July 2nd … Continue reading

Orban’s Ethnocentric Hungary
Europe / Immigration

Orban’s Ethnocentric Hungary

Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a highly nationalistic head of state, has caused xenophobia to run rampant in Hungary. Championing a strong transcendental Hungarian nation embracing all Hungarian peoples, Orban has promoted a sense of nationalism that excludes all non-Hungarians. His rhetoric specifically targets immigrants, mostly refugees, who are fleeing North Africa and the Middle East … Continue reading

Reactions to Immigration: Comparing Assimilation in the EU and the US
Immigration / Politics

Reactions to Immigration: Comparing Assimilation in the EU and the US

Unlike most European Union member states, the United States has been a country that has experienced waves of migration since its conception. This latest wave to the United States has challenged politicians to pass effective reform, but it has not been the first to do so. Many of the groups that have migrated to the … Continue reading

The Dimming Beacon, The Future of Cuban Immigration to the United States-Part 2
Foreign Policy / Immigration / Trade / U.S. Domestic Policy

The Dimming Beacon, The Future of Cuban Immigration to the United States-Part 2

The Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA), as President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law in 1966, no longer holds the same value. This change has not been at the hands of an amendment, or other piece legislation, rather it has been due to a shift in symbolic significance. Just as the embargo, one of the reasons … Continue reading

The Dimming Beacon, The Future of Cuban Immigration to the United States – Part 1
Foreign Policy / Immigration / Trade / U.S. Domestic Policy

The Dimming Beacon, The Future of Cuban Immigration to the United States – Part 1

Since the 1959 Cuban Revolution that resulted in Fidel Castro’s rise to power, countless numbers of Cubans have fled to the United States. Today, there are around 2.2 million Cuban immigrants and their U.S. born descendants living in our country. Under the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA), Cuban migrants may attain residency after having lived in … Continue reading

U.S. Agriculture: Economic Gains of Immigration Reform
America / Economy / Immigration / Labor Force

U.S. Agriculture: Economic Gains of Immigration Reform

The U.S. agriculture sector is an important part of American culture and economy. In 2013, it contributed $789 billion to U.S. GDP. Especially in the Midwest, American agriculture relies heavily on immigrant laborers. In the ongoing debate over immigration reform, Midwest agriculture needs special consideration. Between 2000 and 2012 alone, U.S. consumption of fresh produce … Continue reading

National Identity, Citizenship and Immigration Reform
America / Immigration / Other / Politics

National Identity, Citizenship and Immigration Reform

Immigration reform has been a contested issue throughout the history of the United States. Both sides of the aisle have made efforts to draft effective legislation to reform the current immigration system. While Congress debates on how to reform the immigration system, the future of over 11,000,000 undocumented immigrants is at risk. While legislation is … Continue reading