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The immigration process is tedious and can be nerve-wracking, but it also is the entryway to the fulfillment of the hopes and dreams of many foreign nationals and their families, who want to live and work and thrive in the United States. It is an essential component in the success of American businesses, as well; [...]

Some Immigrant Farm Workers Fulfill Their American Dreams

Most of us have long heard about the immigrants who come from Mexico and Central America to plant and harvest California’s farms – farms that produce almost half of all the fruits, vegetables, and nuts grown in the United States. Migrant workers have toiled arduously, tending the fields of foods and flowers for years; believing [...]

Murthy Online: The Preposterous Idea of Giving Information Away

It wasn’t really the plan when it began, but MurthyDotCom has become a massive pro bono project spanning 20 years. It is populated by an online community of thousands of immigrants and employers, and consists of an enormous, easily accessible trove of information about the U.S. immigration process. One of the first law firms anywhere [...]

NFAP Study: Immigrant STEM Workers Bolster U.S. Research

In case you missed it, earlier this summer, the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) released a briefing paper outlining The Increasing Importance of Immigrants to Science and Engineering in America, National Foundation for American Policy, Jun.2014.] The NFAP paper is a bracing reminder of the benefits that accrue to all of us – the [...]

One Simple Question!

Law in the United States, at the federal and state levels, is very complex, with endless subtleties, gray areas, and nuances. Laws, and their applications, change and are subject to refinements, definitions, and interpretations through regulations, court decisions, memos, and policies. More than ever before it has become critical for individuals to seek the advice [...]

TRAC Immigration Study Charts Effects of Border Surge on Immigration Courts

Unless you’ve spent the last several weeks completely cut off from all forms of mass media, you’ve probably seen plenty of news coverage about the recent spike in unaccompanied minors crossing our southwestern border. It would be hard to miss, especially given the blaring, sensationalistic tone of many of the news reports. What’s been largely [...]

Foreign Entrepreneurs: U.S.’s Loss is Canada’s Gain, Says CNN Money

In June 2013, the Senate lobbed its comprehensive immigration bill squarely into the lower chamber of Congress, where it bounced several times before reaching a dead stop. And there it remains to this day. Most have concluded that immigration reform is, in the best-case scenario, more than six months in the future. Practically speaking, there [...]

Bloomberg Businessweek: Let H-4 Spouses Work!

Immigration reform has dropped from the Congressional agenda for the foreseeable future – at least until after the mid-term elections in November, and likely not until the new Congress is sworn in next January – but the need for immigration reform continues, unabated. That’s the message of a recent commentary in Bloomberg Businessweek, by Harold [...]

MPI Report: Indian Diaspora Attains High Achievement in U.S.

IndianAmericans have come a long way in a short time. According to a new report from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a nonpartisan think tank based in Washington D.C., the Indian diaspora is growing ever more robust in this country. MPI’s fascinating demographic portrait shows vividly how one of America’s newest immigrant groups also turns [...]

Southern Border Crisis a Symptom of Long-Term Problems

The sudden surge of unaccompanied minors across our southwestern border caught nearly everyone by surprise, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). CBP notes that although “overall border apprehensions have only slightly increased” in recent months, “and remain at historic lows,” the number of children caught attempting to enter the United States illegally has ballooned [...]

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