Immigrants and their Impact on the Economy

When watching the news and immigrants are mentioned, most of the time they are unfortunately painted in a negative light when in reality, there is a lot of positivity surrounding immigrants in the United States of America. Four positive facts and advantages about immigrants in the U.S. economy are starting small/big businesses, working in STEM, […]

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President Joe Biden Introduces New Rule for DACA

This Tuesday, August 30th, 2022, The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, had a new law out into action. President Joe Biden introduced and codified a new order put into action for the first time. This new rule gives DACA recipients more protection. This final-rule was written in 450 pages and is […]

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What Is The 100-Mile Zone

In recent months, a certain law has been circulating social media and news networks about something called the 100-mile zone. The 100-mile zone is essentially an act created in 1952 that states employees of the United States responsible for immigration such as the USCIS, ICE, and Customs and Border Control have the right to search […]

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How Undocumented Students Mental Health Is Overlooked

We can all agree that immigrants face difficult challenges when they arrive in the United States. From finding a job, housing, and economic stability, one element that many people fail to think of is the mental health of immigrants, particularly the mental health of immigrant college students. The United States contains over 427,000 undocumented higher […]

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Forced displacement and mental health

What are some problems and stressors that migrants face before, during and after the migration process? During the migration process, migrants and refugees often encounter a variety of issues and stressors, including: Before migration: poverty, violence, armed conflict, and/or persecution; lack of livelihoods and opportunities for education. During migration and transit: migrants are exposed to […]

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How to deal with post-immigration depression?

As you can guess from the name, post-migration depression is a mental health condition that affects migrants as they adjust to a new culture and environment. Almost everywhere in the world, people face these challenges as they try to assimilate into a new culture. What are the symptoms of post-immigration depression? Culture shock: Culture shock […]

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Children of Immigrants: What are their mental needs?

Generally, conversations about caring for parents begin later in life. Children of immigrants, however, tend to care for their parents across generations and stages of life. Since immigrants represent one-eighth of the U.S. population and children of immigrants represent one in four children in the country, it is critical to understand the immense barriers immigrants […]

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