Opinion: What Martha’s Vineyard tells us about immigration

Opinion: What Martha's Vineyard tells us about immigration

Editor’s Note: Daniela Gerson is an assistant professor of journalism at California State University, Northridge, and a former community engagement editor at the Los Angeles Times. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. Read more opinion on CNN. CNN — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ move to send two planes carrying migrants to Martha’s … Read more

Florida budget language that created migrant relocation program would not permit DeSantis’ Massachusetts flights stunt

Florida budget language that created migrant relocation program would not permit DeSantis' Massachusetts flights stunt

CNN — It appears the budget language which appropriated the money for Florida’s migrant relocation program would not permit this week’s two flights, for which Gov. Ron DeSantis claimed credit, or the relocation of some of the migrants recruited for them. Two planes carrying about 50 migrants arrived at Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts earlier this … Read more

Migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard have been voluntarily taken to military base for support, officials say

Migrants sent to Martha's Vineyard have been voluntarily taken to military base for support, officials say

CNN — The roughly 50 migrants who were sent by plane to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts by Florida’s governor this week were transported to a military base Friday to receive shelter and humanitarian support, officials said. The migrants, after two days of uncertainty on the small island and a large local effort to provide for … Read more

DeSantis ratchets up his play for Trump’s MAGA loyalists

DeSantis ratchets up his play for Trump's MAGA loyalists

CNN — Disgust, shock and condemnation are not an unfortunate by-product of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decisions – like the one to fly 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard. They are the desired outcome of the hard-driving Republican’s approach to politics as he seeks re-election and eyes a possible presidential campaign designed to appeal to a … Read more

Trying to Find Places for Asylum Seekers in New York City’s Homeless Shelters

Trying to Find Places for Asylum Seekers in New York City's Homeless Shelters

A few months ago, immigrants’-rights organizations in New York City began receiving curious legal documents in the mail. The documents requested that the groups send lawyers to immigration hearings on behalf of clients whom they had never heard of before. Soon, large numbers of people began showing up at the organizations’s offices in the city. … Read more

New Zealand temporarily changes immigration rules to hire extra workers | News | DW

New Zealand temporarily changes immigration rules to hire extra workers |  News |  DW

New Zealand will make temporary changes to its immigration rules seeking to hire thousands of extra workers to plug a labor shortage, Immigration Minister Michael Wood said on Sunday. Wood said the government was aiming at temporarily doubling numbers under the working holiday visa scheme. The visa scheme allows people to enter and work from … Read more

Migrant boat sinks off Greece, leaving dozens missing in Aegean Sea

Migrant boat sinks off Greece, leaving dozens missing in Aegean Sea

Athens — An air and sea rescue operation was underway Wednesday after around 50 people went missing when a migrant boat sank in the Aegean Sea, the Greek coastguard said. The vessel founded at dawn off the islands of Karpathos and Rhodes after setting sail on Tuesday from Antalya, southern Turkey, heading for Italy. “According … Read more

5 things to know for August 8: Senate vote, Air travel, Immigration, Uvalde, Gaza

Senator reacts to passage of landmark Inflation Reduction Act

Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed ​​and On with Your Day. (You can get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) 1. Senate votes The Senate on Sunday afternoon passed Democrats’ $750 billion health care, tax and climate bill, in a significant … Read more

Chrissy Powell, Migrant Buses: The top 10 headlines in San Antonio this week | San Antonio News | San Antonio

Chrissy Powell, Migrant Buses: The top 10 headlines in San Antonio this week |  San Antonio News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Instagram / govabbott Govt. Greg Abbott’s talks tough at the border during a 2021 news conference touting his immigration crackdown. It was a busy week for news in San Antonio, and stories about the city’s new resolution supporting abortion rights, breaking crime developments and Texas’ governor getting involved in … Read more

‘Beautiful women and no cancel culture’: Russia welcomes expats with bizarre new video

'Beautiful women and no cancel culture': Russia welcomes expats with bizarre new video

Looking for a change of scene? Russia’s “beautiful women, cheap gas, and traditional values” await you, according to a bizarre new video shared by a Russian embassy. The 53 second clip urges foreigners to “move to Russia” by listing the country’s supposed virtues. “This is Russia,” a disembodied voiceover declares, accompanied by stirring music. Stock … Read more