Indian Immigrants in the United States
Indian immigrants represent the second-largest origin group in the United States, accounting for 4.7 percent of the total foreign-born population. Generally high-skilled and highly educated, more than half of Indian immigrants have arrived since 2000 and largely attain green cards through employment-based pathways. Indians account for 70 percent of H-1B petitions and are the second-largest group of international students in the United States.
[Source: Migration Information Source May 15, 2015]
PRISM: Political & Rights Issues & Social Movements
Florida Atlantic University and the University of Central Florida have teamed up to gather a range of pamphlets and other materials concerning socialist, communist, and leftist views on a host of topics, from Marxist economics to world pacifism to anti-colonialism. The digitized collection features authors from the United States, the former USSR, India, Korea, and other countries, with archival material written primarily in the late 19th and early to mid 20th centuries. Readers may like to select Browse the Collection to begin. This will pull up nearly 2,000 documents, which can then be sorted by Title, Creator, Subject, and Date. The documents may also be searched by selecting Refine, and then using the Search Text box. Amazingly, historical documents such as “Woman’s place in the fight for a better world,” a 1947 publication from Elizabeth Gurley Flynn of the Communist Party of the United States of America, can be downloaded in PDF format.
[Source: Scout Report, Volume 21, Number 19, May 15, 2015]
Silverchair Technical Operations is planning a scheduled maintenance on the LIVE (production) servers and services for the following sites and services:
- Acland’s Anatomy.com
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This maintenance period will last from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, May 10th, 2015 . Please be advised that the above listed sites/services will be unavailable during the majority of this maintenance window.
From Humanitarian to Economic: The Changing Face of Vietnamese Migration
The end of the Vietnam war, marked by the fall of Saigon in 1975, precipitated the mass Indochinese refugee crisis, which saw more than 2 million people flee the region, often on unseaworthy boats. Following the war, Vietnamese migration was divided between humanitarian flows to the West, and labor migrants to allied communist countries. More recently, Vietnam’s rapid economic growth has prompted increased labor migration to Asia and a rise in migrant brides.
[Source: Migration Information Source April 30, 2015]
EU Dublin Asylum System Faces Uncertain Future after Ruling in Afghan Family’s Case
The European Court of Human Right’s ruling on the transfer of a family of Afghan asylum seekers from Switzerland to Italy has struck a potentially fatal blow to the European Union’s Dublin asylum system. Against a backdrop of pressures on EU Member States in the humanitarian protection realm, this article assesses the impact of the ruling and reevaluates the viability of the Dublin Regulation as a key tool in the Common European Asylum System.
Cuban Immigrants in the United States
Cuban immigrants are afforded a special place in U.S. immigration law, with most able to gain permanent residency after one year in the country. Following a history of surges in maritime migration, more than 1.1 million Cuban immigrants resided in the United States in 2013, accounting for about 3 percent of the total foreign-born population. This article explores key characteristics of Cubans in the United States, including educational attainment, income, and more.
[Source: Migration Information Source April 15, 2015]
Assessing the Political Impact of Immigration as the United Kingdom Heads to the Polls
The United Kingdom has faced changing immigration patterns over the last two decades driven largely by EU migration, and political upheaval caused by the rise of the United Kingdom Independence Party and the Scottish National Party. Upcoming general elections in May 2015 will have a significant impact not only on immigration policies but the United Kingdom’s place in the European Union.
Immigrant Women in the United States
Immigrant women constitute a varied and dynamic population in the United States with 51 percent or 21.2 million of the country’s total foreign-born population. Examining key gender-based socioeconomic indicators from origin and fertility to educational attainment and immigration status, this Spotlight raises implications for sending and receiving countries, with respect to labor opportunities, family structure, gender roles, and more.
[Source: Migration Information Source April 2, 2015]
A new Issue in Brief, Women’s Labour Migration from Asia and the Pacific: Opportunities and Challenges, shines a light on female migrant workers in the region, examining the many factors behind their movement and the significant financial and social impacts they have on both their countries of origin and destination.
The brief also examines the legal and policy context that surrounds the gendered nature of migration flows, including the nonrecognition of domestic work under labor laws in many countries, and identifies key areas for action. The brief, by Bandita Sijapati, Research Director at the Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility (CESLAM) at the Social Science Baha in Kathmandu, argues that because women migrant workers are increasingly making autonomous decisions to migrate to provide for themselves and their families, substantial efforts should be undertaken to ensure their rights and welfare while improving the benefits of migration for all involved.
This issue in brief is the twelfth in a series by the Migration Policy Institute and the International Organization for Migration’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. The series offers succinct insights on migration issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region today. To read earlier briefs in the series, visit: www.migrationpolicy.org/programs/migrants-migration-and-development.
Society for the Teaching of Psychology
The Society for the Teaching of Psychology is a great find for anyone teaching this essential social science in high school, community college, or four year higher educational institutions – or for anyone with a passion for the topic. From the homepage, readers may survey the presidential welcome, or explore sections such as STP News and the GSTA (Graduate Student Teaching Association) Blog as ways to stay connected on the cutting edge practices currently used in psychology education. The Resources tab covers topics that range from diversity to teaching competencies. The Teaching Resources section is especially helpful, as it links to presentations, PDFs, and documents about a range of topics, all with the idea of informing educators. Date of publications vary from 1990 to present day, and cover topics like “Educating Students about Plagiarism” and “Psychology of Peace and Mass Violence — Instructional Resources.”
[Source: Scout Report, Volume 21, Number 12, March 27, 2015]