Domenic Sarno, the mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, says refugees are draining the city's limited public services. He's asked the State Department to freeze refugee resettlements to Springfield, but refugee advocates say the newcomers are being turned into scapegoats.
Donald Trump has been speaking a lot about the perils of globalization and taking special aim at Chinese manufacturers that have taken American manufacturing jobs. That’s partly true. But Americans have also benefited from alliances with Chinese-made companies.
The coming years should bring more solid, blue-collar jobs to Springfield, as CRRC builds subway cars not just for Boston, but also for Philadelphia and LA. But now there’s a hitch: significant uncertainty linked to President Trump’s escalating trade war with China.
The pandemic has been difficult for many health care workers on the front lines, but immigrant doctors on temporary visas are especially vulnerable in light of the precariousness of their status in the country.
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