Biden Sharply Hikes US tariffs On an Array of Chinese Imports

Biden Sharply Hikes US tariffs On an Array of Chinese Imports

Editorial credit: Muhammad Aamir Sumsum / Shutterstock.com By Trevor Hunnicutt | Reuters WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled steep tariff increases on an array of Chinese imports including electric vehicle (EV) batteries, computer chips and medical products, risking an election-year standoff with Beijing as he woos American voters who give his economic policies […]

US Will Not Accept Chinese Imports Decimating New Industries, Yellen Says

US Will Not Accept Chinese Imports Decimating New Industries, Yellen Says

Editorial credit: Alexandros Michailidis / Shutterstock.com By David Lawder | Reuters BEIJING, April 8 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned China on Monday that Washington will not accept new industries being decimated by Chinese imports, as she wrapped up four days of meetings to press her case for Beijing to rein in excess […]

USCIS Updates Policy Guidance for International Students

USCIS Updates Policy Guidance for International Students

Editorial credit: Kristi Blokhin / Shutterstock.com U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance regarding the F and M student nonimmigrant classifications, including the agency’s role in adjudicating applications for employment authorization, change of status, extension of stay, and reinstatement of status for these students and their dependents in the United States. This […]

Late Henry Kissinger Blamed for Deaths of Thousands

Late Henry Kissinger Blamed for Deaths of Thousands

Editorial credit: Truba7113 / Shutterstock.com By Randall Yip | December 4, 2023 | Ethnic Media Services Depending on who you ask, Henry Kissinger will be remembered as a Nobel Peace Prize winner and peace maker. Others consider him a war criminal responsible for the deaths of countless Cambodians. The former Secretary of State and National […]

NYC and NYS Comptrollers Lander & DiNapoli Call on eBay to Reaffirm Commitment to Workers Rights After Removal of Critical Language in Human Rights Policy

NYC and NYS Comptrollers Lander & DiNapoli Call on eBay to Reaffirm Commitment to Workers Rights After Removal of Critical Language in Human Rights Policy

Editorial credit: Diego Thomazini / Shutterstock.com Changes to language follow vote to unionize at subsidiary TCGPlayer Comptrollers: Changes set dangerous tone, may lead employees & shareholders to question company’s commitment to respecting worker rights New York, NY – New York City Comptroller Brad Lander and New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli penned a joint letter to eBay’s […]

Labor Shortage Can Be Fixed by Letting Asylum Seekers Get Work Permits Sooner, Business Leaders Say

Labor Shortage Can Be Fixed by Letting Asylum Seekers Get Work Permits Sooner, Business Leaders Say

When asylum seekers come to the United States, they want to work—but an outdated immigration statute is making that more difficult than it needs to be. After filing an asylum application, asylum seekers must wait an agonizing six months before they can receive a work permit. This makes their already vulnerable position even worse and […]

New Report Reveals Systemic Barriers for Haitian Refugees Seeking Employment and Stability in the U.S.

New Report Reveals Systemic Barriers for Haitian Refugees Seeking Employment and Stability in the U.S.

Editorial credit: naTsumi / Shutterstock.com Research shows systemic flaws, documents a legacy of racist immigration practices, makes recommendations for equitable treatment for all asylum seekers NEW YORK: Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees and TakeRoot Justice released a new report, “Humanitarian Parole Crisis: How Racist Policies and Practices Deny Haitian Refugees Work Authorization.” The report finds that U.S. immigration policies and practices create barriers for Haitian refugees by granting them […]

American Democracy in Decline – The Role of “Constitutional Crisis”

American Democracy in Decline – The Role of “Constitutional Crisis”

By Linda Nwoke  In recent years, the once widely admired American democratic system has faced escalating concerns over its decline. A significant factor contributing to this apprehension is the intensifying political polarization between the Democrats and Republicans, hindering effective governance and eroding public trust in the government. The situation on both ends of the political […]

U.S.-Africa Trade Program Must Be More Than ‘Symbolic,’ U.S. Trade Chief Says

U.S.-Africa Trade Program Must Be More Than ‘Symbolic,’ U.S. Trade Chief Says

By Joe Bavier | November 4, 2023 JOHANNESBURG, Nov 4 (Reuters) – The United States is looking for a “more useful and effective” trade program with Africa, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Saturday, as talks are underway to update a two decade-old duty free initiative. The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which grants […]

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