From The Bemidji Pioneer
“BELLINGHAM, Minn. — The fate of a Dutchman who’s owned and operated a dairy farm in western Minnesota since 2001 may be in the hands of Congress.
A bill has been introduced that could help Kor Mulder and his sons become permanent U.S. residents so they can continue farming in Minnesota.
On Wednesday Mulder …Continue Reading »
From Albuquerque Journal
“No matter the level of success or longevity, E-2 businesses have no pathway to (licensed permanent resident) status, commonly referred to as green card (status).
H.R. 2124 seeks to provide that opportunity upon 10 years of successful operation. For the E-2 owner, this gives them greater security and standing to grow their business with …Continue Reading »
From JD Supra
“After a long wait, the U.S. Department of State has announced that a treaty investor agreement has finally been executed between Israel and the United States. Effective today, May 1, 2019, Israeli citizens may now apply for the E-2 visa classification at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.
Those interested in learning more about …Continue Reading »
From Quartz at Work
“The NBER research selected 16 measures specific to innovation, including ‘reported innovation activities in both products and processes,’ efforts made in research and development, and the seeking or securing of trademarks, copyrights, and patents.
They found that immigrant owners and founders outperformed native owners and founders in every one of the …Continue Reading »
From Bipartisan Policy Center
“The IRS estimates that undocumented immigrants pay over $9 billion in withheld payroll taxes annually. Undocumented immigrants also help make the Social Security system more solvent, as they pay into the system but are ineligible to collect benefits upon retiring. In 2010, $12 billion more was collected from Social Security payroll taxes of undocumented workers than were …Continue Reading »
From Pew Research Center
“Majorities of publics in top migrant destination countries say immigrants strengthen their countries, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey of 18 countries that host half of the world’s migrants.
In 10 of the countries surveyed, majorities view immigrants as a strength rather than a burden. Among them are some of the largest …Continue Reading »
“Andrew Leon Hanna, 27, and David Delaney Mayer, also 27, became fast friends at Duke, based, at least in part, on their shared status as descendants of immigrants they have known. After years of searching, the pair settled on starting a social enterprise called DreamxAmerica to write an empowering narrative of immigrants, creating a film …Continue Reading »
From KERA News
“Plaza Garland is an indoor marketplace where mariachi bands play regularly and merchants sell everything from Mexican ice cream and custom-made piñatas to gold jewelry and handmade toys.
It’s nothing like the old Kmart that used to stand in its place.
The building sat empty and abandoned after the struggling retailer jumped ship more than a decade …Continue Reading »
From San Antonio Express-News
“During a recent naturalization ceremony, former President George W. Bush, a former Texas governor as well, described immigration as ‘a blessing and a strength.’
Given the recent policies and practices surrounding immigration that have become increasingly familiar in recent years — family separations, a Muslim travel ban, limits on refugee admissions, deportation …Continue Reading »
From The Center for Public Integrity
“Nancy Sanchez has happily sponsored two of her husband’s children in El Salvador, so they could come to live as legal permanent residents with the couple in Herndon, Virginia. Legally, for immigration purposes, she’s considered their mother. A third child is also coming.
But if Sanchez were to sponsor her undocumented …Continue Reading »