immigration

Acclimation of Wealthy Mexicans to U.S.

October 20, 2016

When one considers Mexican immigration to the U.S., many envision groups of poor families sluggishly yet relentlessly crossing numerous boundaries in order to reach the land presumed to abound with opportunities. However, in some cases, the families that cross the U.S./Mexican border are not impoverished but affluent, using the resources they have to escape the violence that continually looms over them.

Schema: The Impactful Relaxed Foreign Travel Policy in Cuba

October 20, 2016

~ 1 year ago, on Jan. 14, 2013, Raúl Castro and the Cuban government relaxed foreign travel

  policies for its citizens...

~ Between Jan. 14 and Nov. 30, 2013, more than 184,000 islanders had gone abroad.

        * Many on more than one trip (257,518 trips total according to Cuba’s foreign

          and migration department)

Filmmaker Alex Rivera Challenges the Borders of the Imagination

October 20, 2016

On February 11, University of Pittsburgh students and faculty had the unique pleasure of meeting the award-winning, Peruvian-American filmmaker Alex Rivera. He attended a public and several private classroom screenings of his feature film, Sleep Dealer (2008). Rivera’s presence provoked many thoughtful questions and conversations. He discussed topics ranging from the original inspiration of his film to the future of civil society protest.

Latinos Continue to Shy from Obamacare Enrollment

October 20, 2016

Although The Affordable Care Act seeks to provide medical insurance to the uninsured at affordable rates, those who could perhaps benefit the most from this program have not been enrolling. Every one in three Latinos is uninsured, making this the ethnic group with largest number of uninsured people residing in the United States.1 Several factors contribute to this lack of enrollment including fear of deportation, general lack of awareness about the program, language barriers, and restricted internet access.

The Visa Waiting Game

October 20, 2016

I think almost everyone who studies abroad imagines themselves going back someday. Some people dream of it, some people make a firm promise that they'll make it happen. There are the examples of people who did it--the girl who married her foreign boyfriend, or the woman who moved to Brazil to become a yoga instructor--but in reality, we all know the chances are slim we will get another opportunity to live abroad for an extended period of time.

CUANDO NO SE MIGRA POR DINERO: Un análisis de las migraciones femeninas por motivos extraeconómicos

October 20, 2016

GRAFICO 1 – MOTIVACIONES ENCONTRADAS PARA MIGRAR

En los últimos decenios se ha producido una modificación sustancial de las migraciones internacionales tanto a nivel cuantitativo como cualitativo. A nivel cuantitativo, porque el número de personas que residen en un país diferente al de nacimiento sigue aumentando año tras año. Según Naciones Unidas el número de migrantes a nivel mundial alcanzaba en 2015 los 244 millones de personas, habiéndose producido un aumento del número de migrantes de un 41% en los últimos quince años.

Obama Pledges Unilateral Action to Combat the Central American Child Immigration Crisis

October 13, 2016

As the one year anniversary of the Democrat-dominated Senate passing a comprehensive immigration bill commenced this week, President Obama announced his willingness to pursue unilateral action toward addressing the steadily rising influx of Central American children crossing the southern border sans guardians.1 He has declared the issue a “humanitarian crisis.” Nearly 52,000 unaccompanied minors, most of them girls under the age of 13, have crossed the Rio Grande since October, a number over double the usual annual statistic.2 The law that currently stands

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