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Rebound

Rebound

By Isaac Cohen* Thirsting for good news, last week, the White House highlighted the last employment figures released by the Labor Department. The creation of 4.8 million jobs in June, after an increase of 2.7 million jobs in May, defied most predictions, while the unemployment rate decreased to 11.1 percent, from 13.3 percent in May […]

Trump Backs Confederate Base Names as Monuments to Racism Continue to Fall 

Trump Backs Confederate Base Names as Monuments to Racism Continue to Fall 

In Massachusetts, the Boston Art Commission voted this week to remove a copy of the “Emancipation Memorial” sculpture from public display. The statue portrays an enslaved man kneeling at the feet of Abraham Lincoln. In San Antonio, Texas, officials removed a statue of Christopher Columbus Wednesday. A similar statue was removed from outside City Hall […]

Visit the Many Nations of America From Home

Visit the Many Nations of America From Home

Every few years, the Museum updates this story to add more Native voices. The story first appeared on July 3, 2013.      How do Native Americans observe the 4th of July? This year, many people’s plans reflect their concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. But the answer has always been as complicated as America’s history. […]

VACOLAO Celebrates the July 1st Implementation of the Virginia Dream Act

VACOLAO Celebrates the July 1st Implementation of the Virginia Dream Act

Richmond, VA. July 1, 2020 – The Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO) celebrates the July 1st implementation of the Virginia Dream Act that will expand in-state tuition accessibility to include undocumented immigrant students residing in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This means that as of today, all Virginia students regardless of their status who meet Virginia residency […]

Mighty Dollar

Mighty Dollar

By Isaac Cohen* It may sound paradoxical but in turbulent times, as today’s, the dollar strengthens. The dollar’s international function, as unit of transaction, reserve currency and as a refuge from volatility, is enhanced in the middle of this time of “extreme uncertainty.” Beyond the US dollar as one of the currencies in almost 90 […]

Supreme Court Limits Court Oversight for Fast-Track Deportations  

Supreme Court Limits Court Oversight for Fast-Track Deportations  

The Supreme Court ruled on June 25 that certain asylum seekers forced through a fast-track deportation process at the U.S. border, called “expedited removal,” cannot challenge their deportations in federal court. Foreclosing a critical way to challenge these error-prone deportation orders leaves people even more vulnerable to abuse by immigration authorities. In Department of Homeland Security […]

The Trump Administration Expands Legal Immigration Ban, Using COVID-19 Pandemic as Excuse

The Trump Administration Expands Legal Immigration Ban, Using COVID-19 Pandemic as Excuse

The Trump administration has banned foreign nationals on certain employment-based nonimmigrant visas from entering the United States. The new ban began  June 24, at 12:01 am ET. The administration also extended its April 23 ban on the entry of certain immigrants, which would have expired on June 22. These bans could be permanent. They currently last […]

Three Scenarios

Three Scenarios

By Isaac Cohen* The largest banks of the United States, every year, are submitted by the central bank to “stress tests,” to determine how they will respond to adverse financial and economic conditions. The tests started during the Great Recession, with the first carried out in 2009, in the middle of the financial crisis. This […]

Visit the Many Nations of America From Home

Visit the Many Nations of America From Home

Pride Month across Native America For Pride Month, Dennis Zotigh, a cultural specialist at the museum, invited people to share how their Native nation’s traditional culture saw its LGBTQ members. A Chiricahua Apache friend replied, “Now, Dennis, this is a human question.” We agree. But we also appreciate hearing what Native Americans have learned, reconstructed, or been […]

Ayuda Celebrates Supreme Court’s Ruling on DACA

Ayuda Celebrates Supreme Court’s Ruling on DACA

Washington, DC (June 18, 2020) – Today, Ayuda celebrates the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Administration’s efforts to cancel the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) were arbitrary and capricious and cannot stand. This is a step in the right direction for the immigrant community. Like thousands of others, we celebrate and are […]

Steep Climb

Steep Climb

By Isaac Cohen* The Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell, last week during the now usual press conference after the Open Market Committee meeting, said the central bank’s summary of economic projections expect the economic recovery will last over “the next couple of years,” with unemployment projected to be close to 10 percent by […]

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