The United States’ foreign-born population is greater than 44 million. The world is in the midst of a refugee crisis. For the first time on record, more Americans support expanding immigration than not. But in just the past two months, the current administration has: shut down nearly all immigration to the U.S. through the rest … Continue reading Why You Should Support Broader Immigration Policy
The current COVID-19 pandemic is having a negative effect on healthcare systems that goes beyond the infected individual. Some of the containment measures implemented could have serious effects in global health. An increase in domestic violence cases, negative impact on mental health, affecting Global Health The deportation process for immigrants has been sped up. Immigration … Continue reading Global Health Impact of COVID-19 on Immigrant and Refugee Populations (Pt.3)
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a severe human and economic impact worldwide; with an expected cost the US $8 trillion through 2030 and it is estimated that the US death toll will rise to 165,000 total reported deaths by August 15, 2020. Similarly, it will not only affect immigrant and refugee populations from a health … Continue reading The Economic and Migratory Impact of COVID-19 on Immigrant and Refugee Populations (Pt.2)
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise worldwide and some states begin to open up from lockdown, communities are forced to start thinking about a new normality and what that represents for various aspects of our daily lives. Just as the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted populations differently, we can expect long term effects to look quite … Continue reading The Impact of COVID-19 on Immigrant and Refugee Populations
Tuvalu may be the first country that the world loses to climate change. Two of its nine islands are on the verge of sinking beneath the ocean’s surface, giving both scientists and residents reason to believe Tuvalu might be uninhabitable by the next generation. At this point, the island nation is heavily reliant on foreign … Continue reading The Next Major Category of Displaced People
Living Undocumented is a docu-series on Netflix that follows the lives of undocumented immigrants living in the United States. One family featured in the series is the Dunoyers who came to the US from Colombia in 2002 with their infant sons. The children, Pablo and Camilo Dunoyer, are now 20 and 17. Through their participation … Continue reading Self-branding as a Strategy for Undocumented Immigrants
The coronavirus pandemic has challenged our way of life as we know it. From practicing social distancing to learning how to adjust to work remotely, everyone has been adapting to conform to stay-at-home guidelines and prevent the spread of the virus. But more than that, this pandemic has notably exposed the economic and racial inequalities … Continue reading Coronavirus and Undocumented Immigrants: Protecting America’s most vulnerable community.
Known as the “northern triangle,” the Central American countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are currently facing unprecedented levels of poverty, gang violence, drug trafficking and homicide rates. With a poor education system, lack of infrastructure, and corrupt law enforcement, the northern triangle is not an easy place to live, especially for women and … Continue reading The Central American Dream: Child Detention Centers