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Released: 13-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Anti-Immigrant Political Rhetoric and Action Threaten Latino/a Youth
George Washington University

Harsh political rhetoric about immigrants and anti-immigrant actions can damage parent-child relationships in Latino families and in turn lead to a significant increase in mental health problems for the kids in those families, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.

Newswise: A History of the First Asians in the Americas Became Personal
Released: 2-May-2024 8:30 AM EDT
A History of the First Asians in the Americas Became Personal
Tufts University

When most people in the U.S. think about Asian immigrants coming to the Americas, they often picture immigrants from China coming in the 1800s. The story, though, is much more complicated—and interesting. As Diego Javier Luis, assistant professor of history, describes in his new book The First Asians in the Americas, the full story starts with Spanish galleon ships traveling back and forth from Acapulco in Mexico to Manila in the Philippines in the mid-1500s, trading silver from the Americas for silks and other trade goods from Asia. But it wasn’t only goods. People from Asia, from as far afield as Gujarat in India to the Philippines, including some from China and Japan, came to colonial Mexico, many of them enslaved, some free. They were the first Asians in the Americas, and slowly fanned out across the continents. He delved deep into archives held in Spain, Mexico, the Philippines, and the U.S. to find the stories of those individuals and groups. He had learned Mandarin whil

Released: 27-Mar-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers Explore Health-Promoting Behaviors of African American and Black Immigrant Men
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

African American and Black immigrant men prioritize their health and possess the necessary skills for proactive gastrointestinal (GI) health management, according to a Rutgers Health study.

Released: 19-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EDT
ATS 2024 Conference Program is Live! Register Now for Scientific Sessions in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The ATS 2024 International Conference Program is now live! Get ready for a series of dynamic scientific programming with presentations covering AI in thoracic medicine, the basic sciences, research breakthroughs and clinical treatment, as well as spotlighting the next generation of innovators in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.

Newswise: The Health Impacts of Migrating by Sea
Released: 7-Mar-2024 11:15 PM EST
The Health Impacts of Migrating by Sea
University of California San Diego

A new study of migrant drowning deaths in the Pacific Ocean lays the groundwork for future research.

Newswise: Study Abroad at Chulalongkorn University: A Gateway to World-Class Education in Asia
Released: 7-Mar-2024 8:55 AM EST
Study Abroad at Chulalongkorn University: A Gateway to World-Class Education in Asia
Chulalongkorn University

Poised to become one of Asia’s educational hubs, Chulalongkorn University is admitting Thai and international students to more than 100 international programs in all disciplines to create learning experiences without borders and prepare graduates for world citizenship.

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Released: 5-Mar-2024 4:55 PM EST
Building Financial Resilience in Africa to Address Labor Trafficking
School of Social Work, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Through a multi-institutional partnership funded by the U.S. Department of State, a new research partnership seeks to reduce vulnerability to labor trafficking by enabling youth and young adults to achieve financial security and stability at home.

Released: 21-Aug-2023 3:05 AM EDT
Scenarios for proactive measures and inclusive policies on migration in Europe
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Migration is a complex and unpredictable phenomenon, often triggered by political crises, economic downturns, and natural or human-made disasters. A new policy brief and a White Paper authored by IIASA researchers and UK colleagues provides valuable insights and recommendations to support policymaking and increase understanding around the realistic implications of high-migration events.

Newswise: University Professor Becomes U.S. Citizen 29 Years After Coming to U.S. as High School Exchange Student
Released: 10-Aug-2023 11:30 AM EDT
University Professor Becomes U.S. Citizen 29 Years After Coming to U.S. as High School Exchange Student
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Julien Mirivel, a professor of applied communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has become a U.S. citizen 29 years after he first arrived in the country as a high school exchange student. On June 30, Mirivel, 44, traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, where he took the citizenship oath and officially became a U.

Released: 1-Aug-2023 3:55 PM EDT
Immigrant nurses in long-term care facilities often have more “human capital” compared to American-born nurses
University of Missouri, Columbia

When assessing the skills and competencies or “human capital” of long-term care registered nurses in the United States, studies often focus solely on years of experience and traditional educational backgrounds.

Released: 17-Jul-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Positive contact with diverse groups can reduce belief in conspiracy theories about them
University of Nottingham

New research has shown that having positive contact with people from diverse groups can reduce the development of harmful intergroup conspiracy beliefs.

Released: 10-Jul-2023 11:00 AM EDT
American University Anthropologist and Global Health Expert Available to Comment on Immigration, Immigrant Health
American University

As the summer migrant labor season is in full swing in the U.S., health inequities and other social disparities that affect these communities become more visible. Over 3 million people in the U.S. work temporarily or seasonally in farm fields, orchards, canneries, plant nurseries, fish/seafood/meat packing plants, and more.

   
Newswise: 3 myths about immigration in America
Released: 7-Jul-2023 12:40 PM EDT
3 myths about immigration in America
Adler University

The US is home to more international migrants than any other country. But even though immigration is an actively debated topic, immigrants are poorly understood.

Released: 29-Jun-2023 5:05 PM EDT
Is a foreign-sounding name a disadvantage?
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Sports are a way in for people who want to build contacts with other people. Sports give you an opportunity to integrate and interact with people on an equal footing. For immigrants, sports can be the key that allows them to fit into a society.

Released: 12-Jun-2023 7:05 AM EDT
U.S. Immigrants Particularly Vulnerable to Food Insecurity, Study Shows
University of Utah Health

A new study led by researchers at University of Utah Health reveals that millions of immigrant households have limited or uncertain access to adequate food. Individuals who are not U.S. citizens are more susceptible to food insecurity regardless of their income, education, and utilization of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The findings suggest that the simply being a non-citizen puts individuals at risk.

Released: 22-May-2023 1:25 PM EDT
Government mistrust by mixed-immigration status families during the pandemic led to fear and confusion
University of California, Irvine

In a study published in the journal Health Equity, Brittany Morey, PhD, MPH, senior author and assistant professor of health, society and behavior at the UC Irvine Program in Public Health, highlights the health inequities that were exacerbated during the height of the pandemic. This study shared experiences of families that included individuals with different citizenship or immigration statuses, known as mixed-status families.

   
Newswise: Experts available to comment on trending news topics for the week of May 15
Released: 16-May-2023 10:35 AM EDT
Experts available to comment on trending news topics for the week of May 15
Indiana University

Experts from Indiana University are available to comment on trending news topics for the week of May 15, including the national debt ceiling, the end of Title 42, Disney's feud with Florida governor Ron DeSantis, and layoffs in the medical industry.

Released: 2-May-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Study: Survey Methodology Should Be Calibrated to Account for Negative Attitudes About Immigrants and Asylum-Seekers
George Washington University

Researchers surveying socially charged topics such as immigration must make sure their methodology doesn’t reinforce common anti-immigration attitudes. A team led by George Washington University researchers has done just that.

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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins
Newswise

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

       
Released: 19-Apr-2023 1:00 PM EDT
UC Irvine’s Leo Chavez elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
University of California, Irvine

Acclaimed anthropologist, author and professor Leo Chavez from the University of California, Irvine – best known for his work in international migration, particularly among Latin American immigrants – has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The 243rd class of inductees includes nearly 270 people from around the world, recognized for their accomplishments and leadership in academia, the arts, industry, public policy and research.

Released: 17-Apr-2023 2:35 PM EDT
A study analyses racial discrimination in job recruitment in Europe
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

The largest study on racial discrimination in job recruitment in Europe reveals that having a non-white phenotype is a major obstacle to finding employment for Europeans born to immigrant parents.

Released: 29-Mar-2023 4:35 PM EDT
DACA has not had a negative impact on the U.S. job market
University of Delaware

A new study from the University of Delaware refutes a an old talking point: the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy does not seem to have a negative impact on jobs or income.

Released: 21-Mar-2023 10:00 AM EDT
ASBMB cautions against drastic immigration fee increases
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology sent recommendations to USCIS opposing new asylum fees, calling for visa backlog removal

Newswise: Study compares NGO communication around migration
Released: 15-Mar-2023 7:05 AM EDT
Study compares NGO communication around migration
Iowa State University

A new study compares the communication strategies of NGOs working on migration issues in two neighboring countries, Turkey and Bulgaria. The research findings highlight how the specific political and cultural context of a country affects an organization’s messaging.

Released: 14-Mar-2023 2:10 PM EDT
URI professor discusses worsening child labor in the United States
University of Rhode Island

With the issue of child labor in the U.S. – particularly among migrant children – coming under new scrutiny, URI Professor of Political Science Brendan Skip Mark lends his expertise to provide context around the issue. Prof. Mark is co-director of the CIRIGHTS data project – the world’s largest quantitative dataset on global human rights.

Newswise: Collaboration, support structures needed to address ‘polycrisis’ in the Americas
Released: 14-Mar-2023 8:05 AM EDT
Collaboration, support structures needed to address ‘polycrisis’ in the Americas
University of Miami

Public and private-sector leaders from the Americas discussed the confluence of concerns challenging the hemisphere at the 2023 Concordia Americas Summit at the University of Miami.

Newswise: TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Teach Students While Caring for Migrants
Released: 24-Feb-2023 11:00 AM EST
TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Teach Students While Caring for Migrants
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso are collaborating with Doctors of the World USA to launch the Border Health Program. The partnership has led to the creation of a clinic serving migrant patients in the El Paso area.

20-Feb-2023 8:05 PM EST
Immigrants Report Declining Alcohol Use during First Two Years after Arriving in U.S.
Research Society on Alcoholism

Newly arrived immigrants drank decreasing amounts of alcohol in their first two years in the United States, according to a study of Latino immigrants living in Miami-Dade County in Florida.

   
Released: 22-Feb-2023 11:10 AM EST
How asylum seeker credibility is assessed by authorities
University of Copenhagen

Credibility is a crucial factor when immigration authorities determine whether an asylum seeker is eligible to reside in Denmark or not.

Released: 13-Feb-2023 9:00 AM EST
Speeding up and simplifying immigration claims urgently needed to help with dire situation for migrants experiencing homelessness
University of Portsmouth

Unique research carried out during the Covid pandemic has highlighted major problems with the Home Office application process for immigration claims.

7-Feb-2023 8:00 AM EST
Training Individuals to Work in their Communities to Reduce Health Disparities
University of California San Diego

A community health workers training program, led by the UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science in collaboration with community partners, aims to increase access to health care services in underserved neighborhoods.

Newswise: ‘Regulation by reputation’: Rating program can help combat migrant abuse in the Gulf
Released: 1-Feb-2023 4:45 PM EST
‘Regulation by reputation’: Rating program can help combat migrant abuse in the Gulf
University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame economist A. Nilesh Fernando examined whether a rating system could impact the effort to prevent widespread abuse of South Asian migrants in the Persian Gulf region at the hands of their employers.

Newswise: Migration of academics: Economic development does not necessarily lead to brain drain
Released: 31-Jan-2023 7:30 PM EST
Migration of academics: Economic development does not necessarily lead to brain drain
Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)

A team of researchers from the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography at the MPIDR produced a database that contains the number of academics per country, and the migration flows and rates from 1996 to 2021.

   
Newswise: DePaul University experts available to discuss upcoming Chicago elections
Released: 30-Jan-2023 8:00 AM EST
DePaul University experts available to discuss upcoming Chicago elections
DePaul University

As Chicago voters head to the polls in less than a month to decide the next mayor of the third largest city in the U.S.—in addition to aldermanic elections in all 50 city wards—DePaul University faculty experts are available to provide insight and commentary.

Newswise: EPA Grant Awarded to TTUHSC El Paso to Educate Migrant Farmworkers on Health Effects of Pesticide Use
Released: 27-Jan-2023 1:35 PM EST
EPA Grant Awarded to TTUHSC El Paso to Educate Migrant Farmworkers on Health Effects of Pesticide Use
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Early exposure to pesticides can affect health later in life, including negative effects to the nervous and endocrine systems in the body. The SWCPEH has partnered with promotores, or community health workers, from Familias Triunfadoras Inc. to educate the local migrant farmworker community. These underserved communities often have poor access to basic necessities and are most in need of preventative and routine health care.



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