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

Obama Stated 20 Times he would not Bypass Congress on Immigration
America / Immigration / Latin America / Mexico / Politics / Presidency

Obama Stated 20 Times he would not Bypass Congress on Immigration

“President Obama has said over twenty times that he would not circumvent Congress and the will of the people to create his own immigration law,” reported Representative Ann Wagner (R-MO) Wednesday morning. Arguments that Obama’s unilateral actions will assist in reforming the U.S. immigration system are gravely flawed. Granting amnesty plays no part in reforming … Continue reading

How Can International Students Boost the U.S. Economy? – Part II
Foreign Policy / Immigration / Politics

How Can International Students Boost the U.S. Economy? – Part II

Many international students have been leaving the United States after successful completion of their studies. The vast majority of them have been worried about obtaining visas and jobs in fields of their interest since the U.S. current immigration system does not offer any feasible way of how to stay in the country after graduation. Although … Continue reading

How Can International Students Boost the U.S. Economy? – Part I
Economy / Immigration / Politics

How Can International Students Boost the U.S. Economy? – Part I

The United States has been broadly known as a nation of immigrants and their descendants. As the country gradually recovers from the recent economic crisis, the importance of economic and social benefits of immigration becomes clearer than ever before. According to the latest government figures, U.S. population growth is projected to tumble almost in half … Continue reading

STEMigration Reform: Not All About the Cap
Economy / Immigration / Politics

STEMigration Reform: Not All About the Cap

As border security fear mongering steals the headlines (first ISIS, now Ebola), a slow-burning immigration drama is playing out between the world’s two biggest democracies. The controversy revolves around the H-1B visa, a 3-year nonimmigrant visa designed to attract skilled foreigners to fill U.S. labor shortages in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. … Continue reading