Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law, says if the USCIS were to extend the grace period from 60 to 180 days, it would be a lengthy multi-step process and suggests “laid-off H-1B workers should not get their hopes up yet. ”
In three-minute, lightning round presentations, migrations researchers and practitioners shared the progress of their interdisciplinary projects—funded by Migrations.
“The actual cost of what it takes to produce food is offset by certain subsidies, and I think the critical issue is our food is sold at prices that are lower than the cost of production,” says Mary Jo Dudley, director of the Cornell Farmworkers Program.
“It is very hard to win a settlement from the U.S. government and agents in immigration enforcement cases. The outcome is particularly important because federal agents were held accountable for overreaching and racial profiling,” says Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law.
Across the country, some 8 million undocumented or unauthorized immigrants are working in the labor force—and experts say they’re among the most vulnerable to exploitation, workplace violence, and dangerous working conditions.
From California to Connecticut, Americans have welcomed thousands of recent arrivals seeking refuge over the past two years. Building on sponsorship models for Afghans, Ukrainians, and Venezuelans, the Biden administration last month launched an initiative called Welcome Corps.
Al-An deSouza, one of our Migrations visiting artists, visited Cornell for a talk and exhibit of their work on transnationality. Read a review of the exhibit by Marcus Civin on Art Forum.
Washington — Nine Republican-controlled states asked a federal judge in Texas on Tuesday to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in its entirety over two years, a move that would prevent nearly 600,000 immigrants known as "Dreamers" from renewing their deportation protections and work permits.
On January 19, the U.S. State Department announced the launch of Welcome Corps, a new private refugee sponsorship pilot program. Under Welcome Corps, groups of at least five individuals and community organizations can sponsor refugees to the United States. The State Department’s announcement is a good start, but the pilot should be improved in several ways.