Big 5 Campaign: Immigration

Big 5 Topics

1. Economic Security    2. Education    3. Health    4. Immigration    5. Violence

NCRW Resources

  • NCRW Policy Brief: Immigration
    In recent years, immigration has figured prominently in national politics and has become a cause of...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Women, Immigration and Work
    Many women immigrate to the United States with the aim of escaping financial insecurity,...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Under the Radar--Immigrant Women and Violence
    Violence against immigrant women is nearly impossible to estimate with any precision. Immigration...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Women and Immigrant Rights
    Unlike immigrant men, immigrant women are often caught in a double bind and suffer abuse and...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Immigrant Women--Access to Health Insurance, Healthcare and Public Services
    Immigrant women face particular hardship in accessing basic health and other vital services due to...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Immigrant Women--Access to Education
    Immigrant women face particular hardship in accessing basic educational opportunities due to a...

News

  • September 7, 2010

    Mother Jones: The Border Patrol is the second largest police agency in the country after the New York City Police Department, and the rapid growth in numbers has seen an exponential increase in the number of sexual assault and abuse cases against...


  • July 29, 2010

    Nation: With the rise in anti-immigrant sentiment, Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce, is pushing for leigslation that would allow Arizona "to refuse to accept or issue a birth certificate that recognizes citizenship to those born to illegal...


  • July 15, 2010

    New York Times: Women in Guatemala make up about 15% of murder victims, in a country which has a murder rate of about 49 per 100,000 inhabitants.  A federal court is now considering political asylum claims from a Guatemalan woman who claims that...


  • July 13, 2010

    CNN: Because of the high rates of femicide in their home counties, Guatemalean women may be able to seek asylum in the United States.  The women face an uphill battle and will have to prove that their lives are in danger, that the systematic...


  • July 6, 2010

    WeNews:  Central American women who pass through Mexico on the way to the United States are often subjected to sexual assault and other forms of violence.  Although Mexico offers access to humanitarian visas for migrant victims of violence,...


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Blog Posts

December 17, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird The Migration Policy Institute just published a spotlight on immigrant women. It includes the latest data on labor force participation and socioeconomic...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 3:04pm
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February 19, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird According to the U.S. State Department, 800,000 people were trafficked across national borders in 2006. This figure escalates into the millions...
Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 5:12pm
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January 29, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird FACT: “A growing number of people who have been persecuted for being transgender or transsexual have received asylum in the past few years, under...
Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 11:30am
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January 21, 2009 posted by Delores M. Walters [caption id="attachment_947" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Council Staff at Caroline's (Photo cred Deborah...
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 8:20pm
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January 6, 2009 posted by  Linda Basch As we start off with our New Year’s Resolutions for the nation, I begin with an inspiring conversation I recently had with Kavita Ramdas, President...
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 - 8:06pm
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