“Current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Honduras’ designation who want to maintain that status through the current expiration date of July 5, 2018, must re-register between Dec. 15, 2017 and Feb. 13, 2018. Re-registration procedures, including how to renew employment authorization documentation, have been published in the Federal Register and on the USCIS website.
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“Last year, despite heavy lobbying and urgent calls for action by advocates, businesses, law enforcement and voices from conservatives and progressives, Congress was not able to arrive at a permanent legislative solution to allow the roughly 700,000 immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, known as Dreamers, to remain in the …Continue Reading »
“Marek is among the many entrepreneurs who are balking at the Trump administration’s approach to immigration policy, specifically the Temporary Protected Status program, or TPS. On Monday, the government said as many as 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants must leave the country by September 2019, or risk deportation, as it moves to end the decades-old policy. The news comes just weeks …Continue Reading »
“Indeed, investment in the Canadian startup ecosystem has skyrocketed over the past 12 months, which analysts say is attributable–at least in part–to the Trump administration. Hubert Bolduc, president and CEO of economic development firm Montreal International, notes that $600 million worth of investments flowed into the Montreal area in 2017, compared with just $200 million in …Continue Reading »
“Ultimately, the study finds overwhelming evidence that U.S. counties with a large proportion of well-integrated immigrants a century ago exhibit stronger economic performance today. By contrast, places that were characterized by high degrees of ‘polarization,’ or segregation, a century ago tend to be worse off economically today.
In other words, the collision of different identities …Continue Reading »
“The Trump administration’s hardline stance on enforcing immigration laws–and resulting family issues and human rights problems–have been topping national news since the president set foot in the Oval Office. It’s a contentious and complicated issue, but according to a group called New American Economy, immigrants bolster the U.S. economy in several important ways:
Nationally, immigrants earned $1.3 trillion in 2014 and contributed …Continue Reading »
“Lisa Trongprakob used to dread self-introductions. People often asked her to spell out ‘Lisa’ as they couldn’t understand her pronunciation ‘Li-tha.’ Growing up in Thailand, she began to learn English when she was just four years old and excelled in language exams at school. But when she came to the U.S. at 24 to …Continue Reading »
“It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that not every great rocket scientist will be American born. Our most famous current rocket entrepreneur – Elon Musk – was from South Africa. The co-founder of Google wasn’t born in America nor was the co-founder of Sun Microsystems, WhatsApp, Yahoo! and the founder of eBay and many others.
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“Immigrant-founded Fortune 500 companies employ 13 million people around the world and have combined revenue of $5.3 trillion. They are located in 68 metro areas across 33 states. ‘There is no category of immigrant of higher economic value than a foreign-born entrepreneur who wants to come to the United States and start their business …Continue Reading »
“And, research has shown that the economic benefits of immigrants are lasting. U.S. cities and regions that welcomed more immigrants in the past have been linked with higher incomes, less poverty and unemployment, and greater educational attainment today. Immigrants also make outsized contributions to science and technology, whether measured as patent productivity or breakthrough discoveries—in recent years, U.S.-based researchers have been awarded with …Continue Reading »