A small article on how immigration has stopped population decline.

Immigration Curbs Population Decline in Rural Texas Communities In over 400 rural Texas areas, the native-born adult population dropped 19 percent while the immigrant population grew 96 percent. ELIZABETH TROVALL An influx of immigrants to rural areas is curbing population decline across the country, according to a new report. The study looked at 2,767 rural areas nationwide,[…]

NPR talks about how illegal immigration doesn’t actually lead to violence.

Illegal Immigration Does Not Increase Violent Crime, 4 Studies Show The Trump administration regularly asserts that undocumented immigrants are predatory and threaten public safety. Immigrant advocates say that talk demonizes an entire class of people. Now, four academic studies show that illegal immigration does not increase the prevalence of violent crime or drug and alcohol[…]

Chron talks about how immigration could help with work shortages.

Contractors cry for immigration reform to ease labor shortage By Rebecca Schuetz A prolonged shortage of construction workers has the Associated General Contractors of America calling for immigration reform. “We recognize it’s important to have safe borders,” said Kenneth D. Simonson, the group’s chief economist. “But it’s also really important for the growth of the[…]

Dallas Morning News discusses how immigration could’ve helped with Texas’ construction boom.

Texas’ construction boom would be even greater if U.S. had a coherent immigration policy Sometimes it’s worth taking a look at an old subject through a new lens. For example, to understand why there’s a chronic construction labor shortage in Texas, think one word: immigration. Immigrants make up about 41 percent of the construction trades in[…]

Two children who were separated from their parents are granted citizenship after being sent to Connecticut.

Migrant Children Sent to Conn. Given Legal Immigration Status By Len Besthoff Six weeks after a judge ordered a pair of migrant children in Connecticut to be reunited with their parents, the government granted each child one year of legal immigration status in the United States. The U.S. Attorney’s office confirmed the news with NBC Connecticut, without[…]

How immigration could help America’s aging population.

How Immigration Reform Could Help An Aging, Indebted America Andy J. Semotiuk It’s no secret that the American population is aging. As the Center for Health Design put it in one of their publications, by 2030, more than 1 in 5 U.S. residents will be counted among the older population—the largest proportion on record.  Most people[…]

A group of mothers helps immigrant families reconnect.

How these moms are helping reunite immigrant families Julie Schwietert Collazo was listening to the radio when she heard about a fellow mother — with three children like she has — who needed help. A woman from Guatemala was being held at the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona, and her attorney said she could rejoin her[…]

Couple looking to stay together with special immigration rule.

Hamilton family hopes special immigration law will allow them to stay together By Michael D. Pitman A Hamilton family is hoping a special immigration law will allow them to stay together in the United States. Juan Carlos Moncada was arrested in 2015 by the Moraine Police Department for operating a vehicle while impaired. That arrest triggered[…]

Some good news about the families that were separated.

Immigrant children, parents reunited faster under new court order (Reuters) – When Yolany Padilla was released from immigration custody in Seattle last week, she assumed she would be quickly reunited with her 6-year-old son, who had been taken from her at the U.S.-Mexico border two months earlier. But caseworkers at Cayuga Centers in New York,[…]