So Pew Research Center has looked at where this country’s immigrants have come from in the last 40 or so years. Interestingly, last fiscal year, most of our immigrants came from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
As I write this, protests have gone on and are being planned all over the country (including one scheduled by CAIR at Bradley International Airport here in Connecticut) over an executive order signed by the Republican president on Friday night. (This is an old hat trick used by despots everywhere — do your dirty work …
Tuesday was a bad day for the environment. Wednesday was a bad day for immigrants. And today? Trump’s in Philly, at a GOP retreat. Might that take his attention from destroying the planet and ruining people’s lives?
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What the president elect will actually do in regard to so-called sanctuary cities is anybody’s guess, but he has promised — and this could change — to cut off federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities that shelter immigrants who are here without proper documentation. Those cities have promised a fight. Not included on the CityLabs list …
And thanks, Helen, for the link.
A new study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine says that immigrants are not taking our jobs. The report also addresses whether immigrants burden government budgets, but that’s another story. (By the way? That links takes you to a page where you can download it for free, as I did. I thought I …
From Pew Research Center. You can read more here.
And we admire them very much.