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Birthright citizenship in the United States - Wikipedia
Birthright citizenship in the United States is acquired by virtue of the circumstances of birth. It contrasts with citizenship acquired in other ways, for example by naturalization. Birthright citizenship may be conferred by jus soli or jus sanguinis. Under United States law, U.S. citizenship is automatically granted to any person born within and subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. This includes the territories of Puerto Rico, the Marianas (Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and also applies to children born elsewhere in the world to U.S. citizens (with certain exceptions).[1][2]
immigration  citizenship 
yesterday by wolfreporter
How the United States Immigration System Works | American Immigration Council
U.S. immigration law is very complex, and there is much confusion as to how it works. The Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA), the body of law governing current immigration policy, provides for an annual worldwide limit of 675,000 permanent immigrants, with certain exceptions for close family members.
immigration  politics 
yesterday by wolfreporter
DACA – No Measure Of Health
"Altogether I take a much more radical view of borders and immigration: I hold that the use of borders to determine who gets to live where is fundamentally illegitimate and immoral. But you don’t have to follow me all the way there to see that deporting people from the only home they have ever known is deeply inhuman and must end immediately."
immigration  politics  policy  trump  daca 
yesterday by brennen
To Be, or Not to Be | by Masha Gessen | The New York Review of Books
But in speaking about immigrants we tend to privilege choicelessness much as we do when we are speaking about queer people or transgender people. We focus on the distinction between refugees and “economic migrants,” without asking why the fear of hunger and destitution qualifies as a lesser reason for migration than the fear of imprisonment or death by gunshot wound—and then only if that wound is inflicted for political or religious reasons. But even more than that, why do we assume that the more restricted a person’s choices have been, the more qualified they are to enter a country that proclaims freedom of personal choice to be one of its ideals?

Immigrants make a choice. The valor is not in remaining at risk for catching a bullet but in making the choice to avoid it. In the Soviet Union, most dissidents believed that if one were faced with the impossible choice between leaving the country and going to prison, one ought to choose exile. Less dramatically, the valor is in being able to experience your move less as an escape and more as an adventure. It is in serving as living reminders of the choicefulness of life—something that immigrants and most trans people do, whether their personal narratives are ones of choice or not.

I wish I could finish on a hopeful note, by saying something like: If only we insist on making choices, we will succeed in keeping darkness at bay. I’m not convinced that that’s the case. But I do think that making choices and, more important, imagining other, better choices, will give us the best chance possible of coming out of the darkness better than we were when we went in. It’s a bit like emigrating that way: the choice to leave rarely feels free, but choices we make about inhabiting new landscapes (or changed bodies) demand an imagination.
choice  migration  exile  transgender  refugees  immigration  dctagged  dc:creator=GessenMasha 
yesterday by petej
Send in the Gowns - This American Life
Send in the Gowns Not addressed: Judicial chaos benefits privatly run #immigration detention center
#tal #polititcs
polititcs  tal  immigration 
yesterday by mshook
Democrats Can’t Compromise as Trump and the GOP Take Political Hostages
Imagine a world in which Democrats simply said no, and vowed to keep saying no until all of their demands are met.
politics  immigration 
yesterday by jellis
Chinese Workers Abandon Silicon Valley for Riches Back Home - Bloomberg
Chinese have worked or studied abroad and then returned home long enough that there’s a term for them – “sea turtles.” But while a job at a U.S. tech giant once conferred near-unparalleled status, homegrown companies -- from giants like Tencent Holdings Ltd. to up-and-comers like news giant Toutiao -- are now often just as prestigious. Baidu Inc. -- a search giant little-known outside of China -- convinced ex-Microsoft standout Qi Lu to helm its efforts in AI, making him one of the highest-profile returnees of recent years.

Tech has supplanted finance as the biggest draw for overseas Chinese returnees, accounting for 15.5 percent of all who go home, according to a 2017 survey of 1,821 people conducted by think-tank Center for China & Globalization and jobs site That’s up 10 percent from their last poll, in 2015.

While Chinese engineers are well represented in the Valley, the perception is that comparatively fewer advance to the top rungs, a phenomenon labeled the “Bamboo Ceiling.”
china  immigration  innovation  tech 
2 days ago by elrob
Reed used personal approach to attract international students in difficult year
Many colleges and universities are reporting flat or declining yields for the fall, according to data released last week by the Institute for International Education. So how is Reed ending up with a record number of international students, bringing the international share of its freshman class to 15 percent? [from 8-9 percent]

First the college decided to push back all deadlines for international applicants, trying to buy some time to deal with the negative image that was taking hold, said Milyon Trulove ... The single most important tactic Reed adopted, Trulove said, was sending a letter to all prospective international applicants in February from John Kroger, the college's president. ... Kroger's letter may not have been stunning in the context of what some American college presidents say, but it was direct (shockingly and reassuringly so to some prospective students) in disavowing Trump. ...

Another, from a student in Morocco, was longer. He shared an essay he had written about being devoted to his Muslim faith, and lessons learned from imams on Fridays at mosques. But the theme of his essay was about how his parents didn't force him to abide by their family's faith, and how he came to value his choice to observe. Faith that isn't imposed is the best kind, he wrote.
InsideHigherEd  Reed  academia  immigration  Trump 
2 days ago by nightcrawler

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