Month: November 2012

U.S. Lawmakers Look to Canada for Immigration Ideas

With the importance placed on immigration reform in the United States, experts believe lawmakers could look to Canada for inspiration on effective, fair immigration laws, according to Shikha Dalmia's recent Bloomberg News article. Members of the Democratic and Republican parties disagree on many aspects of immigration, including what immigrant workers really mean to the United …

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USCIS Launches New Website for Foreign Entrepreneurs

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently launched a new website that will help make it easier for foreign-born entrepreneurs to work and start their own businesses in the United States. USCIS and other immigration officials worked with entrepreneurs to create one concise website that will provide a link between the entrepreneurial community and the federal …

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Deferred Action Application Numbers Slow in November

After President Barack Obama was voted into a second term of office, immigration experts believed that there would be a surge of deferred action for childhood arrivals applications. However, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a report indicating that the number of applicants has actually decreased, according to Tara Bahrampour's Washington Post article. While USCIS …

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President Obama Meets Mexico’s President-Elect To Discuss Major Issues

President Barack Obama will meet with Mexico's President-elect, Enrique Pena Nieto, in the White House to discuss the major domestic issue of immigration. Nieto will lead Mexico for the next six years, and the two will discuss a range of bilateral, regional and global issues in their meeting on November 27, 2012, according to David …

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New Americans Campaign Encourages Eligible Immigrants to Apply for U.S. Citizenship

As only a small percentage of eligible immigrants apply for U.S. citizenship, The New Americans Campaign increased its efforts to help more permanent residents become legal U.S. citizens. Although approximately 8.5 million immigrants were eligible for naturalization in 2011, only approximately 750,000 filled out an application, according to Cindy Chang's recent Los Angeles Times article. …

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Immigrants Receive More New Jobs Than Native-Born Americans, Study Shows

The Center for Immigration Studies recently released a new report showing that over the past four years, 67 percent of U.S. employment growth came from immigrants. Since January 2009, the number of immigrants working with and without green cards or work visas has risen by 1.94 million, from 21.2 million to 23.2 million. Native-born Americans, …

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Univision Joins Immigrant Archive Project

The Immigrant Archive Project was created to help preserve the dreams, struggles and accomplishments of United States immigrants so future generations can learn from their unique experiences. IAP has successfully begun documenting immigrants' stories, and has recently gained support from powerful media companies. Univision and its affiliated networks joined the effort to encourage Hispanics living …

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Michigan Denies Drivers Licenses To Deferred Action Participants

Three months after President Obama's administration implemented the deferred action for childhood arrivals plan, Michigan has joined Arizona and Nebraska in denying drivers licenses to individuals who qualify for the program. While DACA is meant to help undocumented youth work and study in the United States, a lack of access to drivers licenses complicates their …

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