This Week In Immigration – Week of October 3-9, 2021

This Week In Immigration

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Las Vegas Hosts National Immigration Conference – The nation’s largest immigration rights conference, the National Immigration Integration Conference, led by the National Partnership for New Americans was held at the Westgate hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The conference brings together forty-one largest regional immigration rights groups and it will also be attended by policymakers, academics, corporate and community leaders, faith organizations, members of the Biden Administration, and Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak. The four-day conference will focus on the economic and cultural benefits of immigration to the United States and attempt to figure out the best way to handle a wave of migration from Central America, Haiti, and Afghanistan. 

Monday, October 4, 2021

Princeton, University of Southern California Research Shows That Immigration Boosts U.S. Life Expectancy – A new study by Princeton University and University of Southern California researchers reveals that life expectancy is 81.4 and 85.7 years for foreign-born men and women, respectively, which is 7 and 6.2 years longer than for their U.S.-born counterparts. According to the researchers, immigrants tend to be healthier in part due to the selective migration of those who have the health, resources, and stamina to migrate to the U.S. They also note that there are pro-longevity characteristics of immigrant populations, including a lower propensity to drink, smoke, and drugs use than U.S.-born residents.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Nebraska and Iowa Governors Visit Texas Border, Tout Plan to End Immigration Crisis – Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts was with a number of other Republican governors, including Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, on the tour of the border area in South Texas. The group presented a ten-point proposal to end the immigration crisis, including calling up more National Guard troops to help protect the border. Ricketts expressed his opinion that the “catch and release” practice, where undocumented immigrants are released after they are apprehended, has to stop.

Friday October 8, 2021

Greenwich Resident Admits Making False Statement in Immigration Matter – A Greenwich, CT resident and a national of Argentina, Patricio Milinik, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven of making a false statement during an immigration matter. It was found that Milinik and his then-wife were separated for an extended time period during their marriage and that Milinik had communicated with several individuals confessing that he was not in a bona fide marriage and that he only stayed married to his wife in order to obtain a green card. Milinik faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years.

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