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Dozens Fired After Participating in 'A Day Without Immigrants'

'I hope you enjoyed your day off and you can enjoy many more'

(Newser) - Thousands of immigrants stayed home from work Thursday, shuttering restaurants and slowing other industries , for the national "A Day Without Immigrants" protest. Now it appears many were asked not to come back. In Oklahoma, a dozen workers at I Don't Care Bar and Grill were fired after missing... More »

'Day Without Immigrants' Shows Importance to US Economy

Restaurants were shuttered and construction slowed Thursday

(Newser) - The heart of Philadelphia's Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco, and the nation's capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, diners, and taco joints in places like Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boston shut down. The AP reports immigrants... More »

'Day Without Immigrants' Strikes Spread Across US

Businesses nationwide to be closed Thursday

(Newser) - While it may not draw in the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Henry Kissinger, or Melania Trump, activists have declared Thursday to be a "Day Without Immigrants" and are urging immigrants, whether they're in the US legally or not, to strike. The grassroots campaign is calling for immigrants to... More »

LA Judge Orders Halt to Trump Immigration Order

He tells government it can't just cancel visas

(Newser) - A federal judge in Los Angeles has ordered the US government to allow people holding immigrant visas from seven Muslim-majority nations into the United States despite President Trump's executive order banning them. In a temporary restraining order, Judge Andre Birotte Jr. ordered the government not to cancel any validly... More »

5 States With Most, Fewest Green Cards

No. 1 state has a large population from Dominican Republic

(Newser) - With much ado about President Trump's immigration travel ban , 24/7 Wall St. takes a timely look at which US states house the most immigrants holding green cards, allowing them to legally live and work in America, as well as serve in the US military. The site examined a Department... More »

Budweiser's Super Bowl Ad Touches Chord on Immigration

Spot highlights journey of Anheuser-Busch co-founder Adolphus Busch

(Newser) - If you're hoping to watch the Super Bowl to escape from politics, at least one commercial will bring you right back to current events. Budweiser's homage to its co-founder, Adolphus Busch, is certainly "relevant," as Ad Age notes. The 60-second spot, called "Born the Hard... More »

6 People Stranded Around the World by Trump's Ban

Including a 12-year-old stuck in Djibouti who will probably be sent back to Yemen

(Newser) - Niki Mossafer Rahmati took a short winter break from her studies at MIT by heading home to Tehran. But as USA Today reports, Rahmati's return trip was dashed by President Trump's executive order banning nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries. Her Facebook post documents her scramble once news of... More »

Official Calls Trump Travel Ban a 'Massive Success'

ACLU smashes fundraising records

(Newser) - President Trump's travel ban on citizens of seven countries continued to cause chaos and protests at airports around the country and around the world Sunday, though an administration official insisted it was a "massive success," Reuters reports. The attorneys general of 15 states denounced the Trump order... More »

Obama Could Grant a Christmas Wish for 200K

Fearing deportation under Trump, immigrants hope for his pardon

(Newser) - As a teenager, 31-year-old Liz was convicted of fraud after attempting to return an item to a store for her uncle (she was unaware he hadn't bought it there). Years later, she was convicted again after agreeing to pick up a package for a friend, which she later learned... More »

In Simple Act, New Syrian Refugee Saves Bride's Big Day

Master tailor Ibrahim Haltl Dudu got to work right away on stubborn zipper

(Newser) - Toronto's Jo Du was stepping into her dress on her wedding day when a small disaster struck—the zipper broke. Bridesmaids fussed over it without any success and so ventured next door to look for tools that might help. It turns out that the neighbors were hosting a refugee... More »

At Least 858 Immigrants Mistakenly Granted Citizenship

According to internal Homeland Security audit

(Newser) - The US government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud who had pending deportation orders, according to an internal Homeland Security audit. The Homeland Security Department's inspector general found that the immigrants used... More »

10 Nations With Highest Percentage of Immigrants

In Saudi Arabia, a third of residents were born elsewhere

(Newser) - The US is a nation of immigrants, but it's not the nation of immigrants. In Priceonomics ' rankings of the most populous countries by percentage of foreign-born residents (it excluded the Vatican, for example, which otherwise would've ranked first), America sits at No. 5. The top 10: More »

How Mexico Hopes to Stop Trump From Winning

Consulates are hosting free workshops across the US

(Newser) - As Donald Trump talks about building a "big beautiful wall" on the southern US border, Mexico is apparently hatching plans to prevent a Trump presidency. While Mexico officially refuses to interfere in the election, Mexican diplomats in the US are helping Mexican permanent residents fast-track to US citizenship by... More »

US' Biggest Immigrant Group Won't Be Hispanics for Long

US population will jump to 441M by 2065: Pew

(Newser) - The face of America changed drastically in the last 50 years, and will look quite different in another half-century. Before the Immigration and Nationality Act passed in 1965, white Americans made up 84% of the population, followed by African Americans at 11%, Hispanics at 4%, and Asians at less than... More »

Report Demolishes Myths About US Immigrants

Crime, divorce rates lower in immigrant communities than native-born ones

(Newser) - Donald Trump may want to build a wall to keep immigrants out, but the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine suggests he might be unnecessarily fearful. "The Integration of Immigrants Into American Society" report notes that not only is the current generation of immigrants assimilating just as well... More »

Migrants Storm Border Police, Get Into Macedonia

Authorities couldn't do much to stop them

(Newser) - Thousands of migrants rushed past baton-wielding Macedonian police who were attempting to block them from entering Macedonia from Greece today. Police fired stun grenades, and several people were injured in the border clashes. The tumult started when police decided to allow a small group of migrants with young children to... More »

Why Ice Cream Parlors Were Considered Evil

Americans cracked down on parlors in the early 20th century

(Newser) - Ice cream is a sinful indulgence, right? That's exactly what many Americans thought in the early 20th century, but they were serious about it, Mental Floss reports. In New York, a man testified in 1895 that he personally knew of ice cream parlors that were "houses of prostitution... More »

Trump: I'd Win Latino Vote, 'They Love Me'

Dismisses need for apology in NBC interview

(Newser) - This will likely come as a surprise to Latino voters, but Donald Trump tells NBC News that he would win the Latino vote. As for his comments about Mexican immigrants largely being a bunch of rapists and drug dealers , he sees nothing to apologize about:
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'Racially Charged' Trump Tweet Targets Wife of Jeb Bush

The Donald makes reference to her Mexican heritage

(Newser) - Donald Trump lashed out at presidential candidate Jeb Bush today with a tweet that Time is calling "racially charged." Trump posted that "#JebBush has to like the Mexican illegals because of his wife," a tweet that stayed up on the money mogul's account for 24... More »

Seattle Couple Leaves Entire Fortune to 'America'

Perhaps they wanted to say 'thank you' with their $847K gift

(Newser) - The US government is $847,215.57 richer thanks to an extraordinary gift from an immigrant couple. Peter Petrasek escaped Czechoslovakia during World War II and met and married his wife Joan, an Irish immigrant, in Canada. The pair made Seattle their home in the late 1950s. Joan died in... More »

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