Apple to Pay $25 Million Settlement Over Immigrant Hiring Suit
Apple Inc. agreed to pay $25 million to settle claims by the U.S. Department of Justice that the tech giant illegally favored the hiring of immigrant workers over U.S. citizens and green card holders. Foreign labor is often cheaper than hiring U.S. workers, and international employees who rely on their employer for green card sponsorship may be less likely to leave the company for another position. Read more in our Deep Dive below!
Trump’s 2024 Immigration Plan Includes Mass Deportations and Detention Camps
If re-elected in 2024, former President Donald Trump plans to roll out a sweeping crackdown on immigration, expanding on his first term’s anti-immigration policies. Trump’s proposed immigration plans include mass deportations and detention camps for undocumented immigrants, reinstating his prior “Muslim Ban,” and ending birthright citizenship for children born to undocumented parents in the U.S., among others.
Work Permit Backlog Worsens Migrant Crisis in Major U.S. Cities
Cities like New York are struggling to manage an influx of migrants and ease labor shortages due to a staggering backlog of work permit applications. With over 9 million pending applications and delayed processing times, migrants are left in limbo without work authorization and must rely heavily on city-run programs and services, now strapped for resources
International Student Enrollment Surges in U.S.
International student enrollment in U.S. colleges and universities, driven by a surge in numbers from South Asian countries, including a record-breaking total from India, has experienced its fastest growth rate in over 40 years. The 2022-23 school year saw a nearly 12% increase, with a total of 1,057,188 international students, comprising over 5% of postsecondary enrollment in the United States.