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Released: 7-Jun-2021 6:30 AM EDT
Older Chinese Americans Can Improve Family Relationships and Cognitive Function Through Acculturation
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Older Chinese immigrants who adjust to their new cultural environment by learning the language, following the country’s media and socializing with local residents can reduce acculturation gap with their adult children and protect their cognitive function, according to a Rutgers study.

Released: 26-May-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Adult roles build skills for children of Latinx immigrants
University of Georgia

Children of Latinx immigrants who take on adult responsibilities exhibit higher levels of political activity compared with those who do not, according to University of Georgia researcher Roberto Carlos.

Released: 13-May-2021 10:30 AM EDT
Pandemic stigma: Foreigners, doctors wrongly targeted for COVID-19 spread in India
Monash University

The Indian public blamed foreigners, minority groups and doctors for the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the country during the first wave, due to misinformation, rumour and long-held discriminatory beliefs, according to an international study led by Monash University.

Newswise: Spanish Professor Applies Bilingual Skills to Immigration Court
Released: 14-Apr-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Spanish Professor Applies Bilingual Skills to Immigration Court
SUNY Buffalo State College

Even though Graziela Rondón-Pari, Buffalo State College assistant professor of Spanish, has been in this country legally for decades, she said, she can empathize with the individuals going through the court system. This is why she continues to spend her summers as a court interpreter in Buffalo, New York City, and Baltimore, Maryland. Now, she is passing along these skills to Buffalo State Spanish majors interested in becoming court interpreters.

Newswise: When Immigrant Policies are Decriminalized, Babies are Born Healthier
Released: 13-Apr-2021 10:30 AM EDT
When Immigrant Policies are Decriminalized, Babies are Born Healthier
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health led-research finds that criminalizing immigrant policies were associated with higher rates of preterm birth for Black women born outside the U.S.

Released: 2-Apr-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Southeast Michigan’s Middle Eastern and North African population face significant barriers to achieving optimal health
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Within southeast Michigan’s Middle Eastern and North African community, those who worry about deportation or believe they’ve been treated unfairly are likely to face more adverse conditions associated with poor health, including food insecurity and financial distress.

Released: 26-Mar-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Climate change significantly increases population displacement risk
ETH Zürich

Every year, millions of people around the world are displaced from their homes due to severe weather caused by climate change.

Released: 12-Mar-2021 11:35 AM EST
Biden administration grants TPS to Venezuelans
University of Michigan

Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas designated immigrants from Venezuela for temporary protected status for 18 months.

Released: 1-Mar-2021 2:15 PM EST
The Vilcek Foundation opens applications for the 2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science
Vilcek Foundation

The Vilcek Foundation has announced an open call for applications for the 2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science.

Released: 24-Feb-2021 11:25 AM EST
People Who Move Give More to Global Causes: New Study
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

A recent study shows residential mobility boosts global charitable giving. The findings, say the researchers, introduce residential mobility as a factor to be explored in business and marketing research for how it influences consumer behavior.

Released: 22-Feb-2021 3:20 PM EST
Pulitzer winner named Distinguished Visiting Journalist
Cornell University

Molly O’Toole, an immigration and security reporter with the Los Angeles Times, has been named the Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist Fellow in Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Released: 3-Feb-2021 10:45 AM EST
Research to assess negative impact of Arab American family migration stress on infant well-being
Wayne State University Division of Research

While the number of immigrants from Arab countries to the United States has steadily increased over the past several years, family and child health research on this population remains scarce. Wayne State University College of Nursing faculty to research this disparity.

Newswise: Scarce labor, higher wages in store for NYS farms in 2021
Released: 1-Feb-2021 3:50 PM EST
Scarce labor, higher wages in store for NYS farms in 2021
Cornell University

Richard Stup, agricultural workforce specialist, analyzes key issues facing New York state farmers this year.

20-Jan-2021 2:00 PM EST
Rethink immigration policy for STEM doctorates
Cornell University

A streamlined process for awarding green cards to international STEM doctoral students graduating from U.S. universities could benefit American innovation and competitiveness, including leveling the field for startups eager to attract such highly skilled workers, according to a new study by researchers from Cornell University and the University of California, San Diego.

Released: 21-Jan-2021 12:15 PM EST
COVID-19, influenza and suicide fuel increase in deaths among ICE detainees
University of Southern California (USC)

Thirty-five people have died in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since April 2018, with a seven-fold increase in deaths even as the average daily population decreased by nearly a third between 2019 and 2020, a new USC study shows.

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Released: 10-Dec-2020 3:55 PM EST
UCI-led study profiles undocumented students’ experiences in state public universities
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Dec. 10, 2020 — Although most undocumented students at California’s public universities experience disruptions to their education and well-being due to immigration status concerns, more than two-thirds have a 3.0 or higher GPA, according to a new study led by the University of California, Irvine. The findings are the first to be reported under the UC Collaborative to Promote Immigrant and Student Equity initiative, launched in 2019 and supported by a $270,000 UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives grant.

Newswise: Undocumented immigrants far less likely to commit crimes in U.S. than citizens
4-Dec-2020 4:40 PM EST
Undocumented immigrants far less likely to commit crimes in U.S. than citizens
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Crime rates among undocumented immigrants are just a fraction of those of their U.S.-born neighbors, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of Texas arrest and conviction records.

Released: 30-Oct-2020 4:05 PM EDT
ICE detention centers saw sustained outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, says study
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

More than a dozen U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers experienced large, repeated outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses in the last three years, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco.

Released: 29-Oct-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Why Do White Americans Support Both Strict Immigration Policies and DREAM Act?
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

White Americans support strict immigration policies while at the same time favor the DREAM Act that would grant legal status to some immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, a contradiction linked to racial resentment and the belief that equality already exists, according to a Rutgers-led study.

Released: 21-Oct-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Why Do White Americans Support Both Strict Immigration Policies and DREAM Act?
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

White Americans support strict immigration policies while at the same time favor the DREAM Act that would grant legal status to some immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, a contradiction linked to racial resentment and the belief that equality already exists, according to a Rutgers-led study.

Released: 21-Oct-2020 11:55 AM EDT
EVENT CANCELED: Scientific, Higher Education Leaders to Discuss Student Visa Restriction on America’s Leadership in Innovation
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

AIP and 36 other scientific associations and societies urge the president’s administration to prioritize the immigration of science and technology talent that will spur the scientific breakthroughs and economic growth of the U.S. In that effort, AIP supports the American Immigration Council in their efforts to highlight the impacts of limiting immigration on students who want to pursue science-based degrees in the United States, which will be discussed in a media briefing on Oct. 22, hosted by the AIC to allow reporters to hear from experts, including Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics and bestselling author.

Released: 5-Oct-2020 10:10 AM EDT
UB study finds no apparent link between undocumented immigration and crime
University at Buffalo

An analysis by a University at Buffalo-led team using two estimates of undocumented immigration suggests that, on average, this population reduced or had no effect on crime in 154 U.S. metropolitan areas studied, including places such as New York City, Chicago and Las Vegas.

Released: 2-Oct-2020 12:40 PM EDT
700+ Nurses, America’s Most Trusted Profession, Sign Statement Endorsing Biden-Harris
AmplifyThis!

The letter, drafted and signed by a self-described group of bipartisan nurse leaders, states, "We believe we have a moral obligation to speak out about the Trump administration's actions that are undermining the health of individuals, families, communities, the nation, and our planet."

Released: 29-Sep-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Friendly interactions with Chinese people reduced COVID-19 prejudice
University of East Anglia

People with a history of positive social interactions with Chinese people were less likely to support discriminatory anti-Chinese policies as Covid-19 reached the UK - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins ‘JustUs Dialogues’ Will Spotlight Critical Health and Justice Disparities
Released: 18-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins ‘JustUs Dialogues’ Will Spotlight Critical Health and Justice Disparities
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Five years ago, amid the grief and outrage surrounding the death of Freddie Gray, Johns Hopkins and the rest of Baltimore sharpened focus on making the city more just and equal. And last May, George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked a historic reckoning around race and inequality in America. Beginning Thursday, Aug. 20 at 5:00 p.m., The Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine will host a free online five-part series of discussions featuring many of the nation’s most important voices on this topic.

Released: 17-Aug-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Memorial Sloan Kettering Awards and Appointments
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announces its most recent awards and appointments for the institution’s physicians, scientists, nurses, and staff.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Pilot program would boost skilled immigration, economic growth
Cornell University

Cornell Law School scholars are proposing a pilot immigration program that would target highly skilled foreign workers using a points-based selection system modeled after successful programs in Canada and Australia. The program is an incremental change with bipartisan support that they say could not only improve a broken system but spark the nation’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Released: 23-Jul-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Reexamining the history of slavery through 23andMe African ancestry data
Cell Press

The effects of the forced deportation of over 10 million African people during the transatlantic slave trade remain entrenched in the DNA of people from North, Central, and South America as well as the Caribbean.

Newswise: Most comprehensive study yet of Latinx U.S. immigration agents shows economic self-interest drives decisions to join ICE
Released: 22-Jul-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Most comprehensive study yet of Latinx U.S. immigration agents shows economic self-interest drives decisions to join ICE
University of Notre Dame

Research from the University of Notre Dame found that Latinxs — regardless of their preferred national/ethnic identity, their identification with the immigrant experience or their attitude toward immigrants — choose to work in immigration for their own economic interest.


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