February 7, 2018 - Stanford professor addresses barriers to citizenship at UAlbany
ALBANY — David Laitin, professor of political science at Stanford University, presented his research on low-income immigrants' access to citizenship at University at Albany on Wednesday afternoon.
In 1970, 64 percent of legal foreign-born residents were naturalized. The rate dropped to 56 percent in 2011, despite the fact that studies have shown most immigrants want to become U.S. citizens.
"A randomized controlled design reveals barriers to citizenship for low-income immigrants," which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Jan. 30, explored why the rate of naturalization in the U.S. has seen this decline by conducting research on low-income immigrants in New York.
February 7, 2018 - Albany Symphony announces new season
The Albany Symphony dropped details of its 2018-2019 season on Wednesday evening, and the tally was five world premieres, six soloists, one guest conductor and a performance of Benjamin Britten's monumental "War Requiem" with Albany Pro Music at Proctors.
Also coming: a memorial concert for Heinrich Medicus, the nuclear physicist and longtime Albany Symphony benefactor who died last February and left $7 million to the orchestra's endowment.
February 7, 2018 - Albany Roundtable focuses on refugees, immigrants
Jill Peckenpaugh, the director of the U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigrants' Albany field office, will discuss how the organization is helping refugees and immigrants rebuild their lives, at the next meeting of the Albany Roundtable.
February 7, 2018 - Schumer praises deal as "what New Yorkers need"
WASHINGTON _ Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer was jubilant over striking a budget deal with his GOP counterpart, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. _ so enraptured that he even summoned the N.Y. media via conference call to extoll its benefits for the state.
“The budget deal doesn’t have everything I wanted; it doesn’t have everything Senator McConnell wanted; but it has what New Yorkers need,” Schumer said.
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Stanford professor addresses barriers to citizenship at UAlbany
ALBANY — David Laitin, professor of political science at Stanford University, presented his research on low-income immigrants' access to citizenship at University at Albany on Wednesday afternoon.In 1970, 64 percent of legal foreign-born residents ...Read More