(Updated on 08/11/2013)





  • MIGRANTS TO BE CHARGED A FEE TO APPLY FOR REFUGE - with 2 videos - 30 April 2019
    "Trump has directed immigration officials to introduce tough new rules for migrants seeking humanitarian protection in the United States.
    These include the introduction of a fee for asylum applications and banning asylum seekers who’ve entered the U.S. illegally from receiving work permits."


  • ICE ARRESTS HUNDREDS IN WORKPLACE RAID - with a video - 3 April 2019
    "Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted its largest workplace raid in a decade on Wednesday, arresting more than 280 employees at the CVE Technology Group in Allen, Texas, for “administrative immigration violations,” which generally are for being unauthorized, not for committing any other offense...
    ICE agents went into the offices of CVE Technology Group in Allen, Texas, and arrested more than 280 employees for “administrative immigration violations,” which generally are arrests for being unauthorized, not for committing any other offense.
    The agency said in a news release that those arrested were “unlawfully working” in the U.S.
  • Study: Undocumented Immigrants in US Reached Ten-Year Low - Text + Audio - 28 November 2018
    "The numbers of people entering the U.S. illegally were at their lowest in ten years in 2016, a new study finds.
    The number of unauthorized immigrant workers has also fallen, along with their share of the total U.S. workforce."


  • Study Finds Africans Among Best Educated US Immigrants - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 1 May 2018
    "More than 2 million African immigrants are more likely than native-born Americans to have pursued advanced degrees."


  • Immigrants in Ohio Create a Lively Food Culture - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 08 November 2017
    "Immigrants and refugees bring ethnic restaurants to central Ohio."


  • US Begins Collecting Social Media Information from Immigrants - Text + Audio + Pictures - 22 October 2017
    "U.S. officials are now permitted to collect usernames and other social media information from all immigrants seeking to enter the country. The new rule went into effect October 18 as an amendment to the U.S. Privacy Act of 1974."


  • Detroit Turning to Immigrants to Energize Local Economy - Text + Audio + Video - 20 August 2017
    "The former car-building capital of the United States is depending on immigrants to energize the local economy."



  • US Farmers, Farmworkers Concerned About Immigration Policies - Text + Audio + Pictures - 23 May 2017
    "Most immigrants working on American farms are Hispanic and come from Mexico or Central America.
    Many of them entered the United States illegally, and have settled in rural communities across the country."

  • Undocumented US Immigrants Fear Deportation - Text + Audio + Video - 19 February 2017
    "Federal agents are reportedly increasing their arrests of immigrants who entered the US without permission and have committed crimes after they arrived."

  • Doubly Difficult: To Be Homeless and an Immigrant in NYC - Text + Audio + Videos - 13 January 2017
    "In New York City, thousands of immigrants are homeless. Mental health problems, language difficulties, family issues, and the high cost of living can prevent them from finding their place in America's largest city."

  • Where do America's undocumented immigrants live? - VIDEO - 9 February 2017
    "Out of America's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants almost 7 million live in the nation's 20 largest metro areas,
    according to a report by Pew Research Center."

  • Immigrants Find Success in Silicon Valley - Text + Audio + Pictures - 22 December 2016
    "Many successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are immigrants. But how do they get their start?
    Some well-known companies offer their secrets to interns from all over the world."

  • Immigrants Find Their American Dream in the Kitchen - Text + Audio + Photos + Video - 27 August 2016
    "Some U.S. public schools provide English language instruction and job-specific training to adult immigrants in separate adult education programs.
    One such school is Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School. VOA visits the school to find out how students learn to be chefs."

  • Images from US Border Patrol facility reveal harsh conditions for immigrants - 18 August 2016
    "Footage unsealed by federal judge gives most damning evidence yet of what some call abusive conditions for people detained at southern US border...
    Groups working with immigrant detainees at the border have long complained that the inmates are treated inhumanely, kept in bare concrete cells that are freezing in temperature as a form of punishment. The colloquial word for the cells is “hieleras”, or ice boxes."

  • Obama’s Immigration Order Blocked by Supreme Court - Text + Audio - 28 June 2016
    "President Barack Obama wants U.S. lawmakers to act on immigration. He made the appeal after a divided Supreme Court let stand lower court rulings blocking his order blocking the expulsion of up to 5 million undocumented immigrants. But congressional action is unlikely."

  • Children of Indian Immigrants Win Spelling Bee - 27 May 2016
    "Two boys – one from Texas and one from New York – shared the Scripps National Spelling Bee title Thursday night.
    The boys are the children of immigrants from southern India. They each won an award and a $45,000 prize."

  • As immigration resurges, U.S. public schools help children find their footing - 7 February 2016
    "As U.S. presidential candidates fight over the best way to address the influx of Central Americans across the Southwest border — with debate about building walls and deporting immigrants — the nation’s public schools have opened their doors, taking responsibility for helping tens of thousands of children find their footing here."

  • Watch how immigration in America has changed since 1820 - interactive - 4 January 2016
    "The idea of banning an entire racial or ethnic group from entering the US isn't a new proposal.
    Donald Trump is far from the first person to propose it.
    In fact, this country has a long history of picking and choosing whom it lets into its borders — and whom it doesn't."


  • Rise in Immigrant Population Affecting US Elections - Text + Audio - 10 December 2015
    "The influx of immigrants into the United States during the 1990s is having an impact on the 2016 U.S. presidential race.
    Children born to immigrants in the 1990s are now 18 or will soon be 18 – the age when Americans are eligible to vote."


  • Obama enforces immigration overhaul + Video - 21 November 2014
    "Barack Obama uses executive powers to force through immigration reform, removing the threat of deportation for roughly four million people."


    Obama immigration reforms: 'Everyone knows the system is broken' - Video


    Obama to Announce Executive Order on Immigration - Text + Audio + Videos - 19 November 2014
    "President Obama soon is expected to announce his decision on what to do with millions of undocumented immigrants.
    These migrants left their home countries and entered the United States illegally.
    The president is expected to approve an executive order that would save them from being sent home."


  • U.S. IMMIGRATION BEFORE 1965 - with videos

  • Destination America (PBS)


  • The New Americans (PBS) :
    Meet the New Americans - Experience their cultural riches - Take the Myths and Realities Quiz -
    "Follow a diverse group of immigrants and refugees as they leave their home and families behind and learn what it means to be new Americans in the 21st century." (PBS)
    "For the new Americans of the 21st century, the attempt to forge a better life is a daily struggle filled with immigration red tape, separation anxiety, and cultural ignorance found in their adopted country -- no easier than for those who came before them. Yet, they still come.
    This PBS series follows Ogoni refugees, a Palestinian bride, Dominican baseball players, a Mexican laborer, and an Indian tech worker as they learn what it takes to become American."(EDUHOUND).




  • Immigrants Joining the Mainstream
    "Immigrants made the United States what it is.
    Being an American depends on acceptance of certain American ideals, not on the place of birth of a person or of his or her ancestors.
    This edition of eJournal USA tells the story of immigration and diversity as it has played out through the centuries and continues to play out now."
    (U.S. Department of State)


  • "The New York Times just published a very good interactive on immigration. - 29 July 2010
    It’s a timeline showing the major issues related to immigration reform that have occurred since 2004. They are short “snippets” with images.
    You can also see editorial responses from The Times for each event."(Larry Ferlazzo)



  • Immigration Explorer - interactive map - 10 March 2009
    "Select a foreign-born group to see how they settled across the United States."




  • 20th & 21st Century America -
    Comprehensive Sites - Timelines - Primary Documents -
    Maps, 1900 vs. 2000 -
    Impact of the 20th Century, Planes - Trains - Automobiles, The First 20 Years: 1900-1920,
    World War I,
    Immigration, The Roaring Twenties, The Turbulent Thirties, World War II,
    The Fight for Civil Rights, 1950 - Present, Various Misc. Topics





    "Working the United States requires a visa. There are several types of work visas, both immigrant and nonimmigrant.
    Immigrant visas are visas for permanent residency which allow you to live and work in the United States permanently on a green card.
    Nonimmigrant visas are visas for temporary stay. Even some student visas allow you to work in the United States..."


    • Green cards
      "A Green Card is evidence of lawful permanent resident status in the United States."


    • Green Cards - 11 ways to get one!
      "The United States offers several ways to become a Permanent Resident (Green Card holder).
      A Green Card allows you to live and work permanently in the U.S."


    • How to Get a Green Card

  • Immigration Law in America - interactive
    "The White House and its allies in Congress have said a major objective in 2013 is an immigration overhaul that was one of President Barack Obama's campaign promises. Review legislative milestones and key shifts in immigration policy."

  • Year in review: The most troubling immigration trends - 20 December 2011
    "Congress failed to enact any meaningful immigration legislation this year, leaving in place a woefully flawed system.
    Sure, it's a vexing issue. But ignoring the problem only makes matters worse. Here are five troubling trends:
    1. Frustration has led to a patchwork of state laws...
    2. U.S. growers were again left to decide whether to face federal sanctions for hiring illegal workers or lose crops...
    3. The GOP adopted a border enforcement-only approach to immigration just in time for election season...
    4. Federal programs increasingly rely on state and local police to help enforce immigration laws...
    5. The current system for issuing visas and green cards is hurting America’s ability to stay competitive..."


  • Alabama passes tough immigration law - 10 June 2011
    "The new legislation, similar to one passed last year in Arizona, requires schools to find out if students are there illegally.
    The law, which takes effect on 1 September 2011, also make it a crime to give an illegal immigrant a ride in a car...
    There are an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the US - and individual states have increasingly taken matters into their own hands in an attempt to tackle the problem."