Posts by Michael Blumel

  1. In Philadelphia, Economy Struggles to Keep Up with New Influx of Immigrants

    The ongoing debate over immigration in the United States shows no sign of stopping any time soon. Recently that debate has become even fiercer, with southern state governors bussing immigrants to northeastern sanctuary cities to publicly protest the surge in illegal immigration at the southern border. But, as policymakers debate how to respond to the influx of displaced persons, some cities, including Philadelphia, are welcoming them as READ MORE READ MORE

  2. America the Beautiful: Number of New Citizens at 15-Year High

    As pandemic restrictions ease, more immigrants are participating in public naturalization ceremonies to formalize the last step of the citizenship process. These ceremonies are often highly emotional, as they symbolize the last step in a years-long journey for countless Americans. According to recent data, naturalizations are on the rise, reflecting a large population trend for immigration growth in the United States. With this demographic shift, some are READ MORE READ MORE

  3. How Trump-era Immigration Policies May Contribute to Current Economic Troubles

    Whether it was his campaign promise to build a wall, his vulgar references to certain central American countries, or