Comment: Rural Immigration Center for Rural Strategy has released a study that shows the positive impact of immigration on rural areas.
Rural counties with more immigrants also tend to be performing better economically. Rural America's foreign-born residents may be moving to counties that have more jobs, but immigrants also create more economic opportunity when they get there, economists say. Roberto Gallardo, Ph.D., the author of the study, looked at the percentage of a rural county's population that was born beyond U.S. borders and correlated that information with some basic economic data. He found that, in general, as the proportion of the immigrant population grows in rural areas, positive economic indicators like per capita market income rise, as well. And negative economic indicators like the rate of poverty and unemployment go down.
Rural America is plagued by serious loss of population, and these communities are being saved by the influx of immigrants.
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Focus: Hot off the Press: The EB-5 Book 2014-2015 Edition Shipping Now
The 2014-2015 Edition of The EB-5 Book is shipping Now! The editors are Matt Gordon, Angelo A. Paparelli, and L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens. Articles by Laura Bronstein, Laura Danielson, Michael Dunn, Robert Gaffney, Adam D. Gale, Steve Ganis, Sherman E. Golden, Douglas Hauer, Jennifer Hermansky (Jen), Parisa Karaahmet, Mark Katzoff, Lily Li, Daniel B. Lundy, John Neill, Chun Yun ("Elizabeth") Peng, John Roth,
Who is Impacted: All Foreign Workers, Business Visitors and their Employers
What Has Changed
Please note that effective March 31, 2015, Visa Post-specific Canadian immigration information is no longer found (or will no longer be updated) at each Visa Post’s own web site. A Visa Post includes any Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate that processes Canadian immigration applications outside Canada. Different Visa Posts sometimes have different procedures, including the need for different kinds of identification documents, work history documents, or otherwise, based on local issues in the countries they serve. Until March 31, 2015, research for any specific Visa Post-specific or country-specific requirements or forms were found at a web site maintained at each individual Visa Post’s web site.
A recent opinion issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (March 10, 2015) offers a little insight into the process involved in setting Visa Bulletin cut-off dates. Kind of. Actually, not at all. Which is the point of the Court’s opinion.
In Xie v. Kerry, the Plaintiff alleges the Department of State is not properly setting Visa Bulletin cut-off dates, and in the process is illegally delaying the review of visa applications
Comment: Tax Benefits of Immigration Reform Yahoo Finance reports on study released by Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy that found that roughly 11.4 million undocumented immigrants paid more than $11.8 billion in state and local taxes in 2012. The study also estimated that implementation of President's executive actions on immigration would increase the tax revenues by nearly one billion dollars per year and implementation of comprehensive immigration reform would raise it by around two billion dollars per year. The undocumented are an integral part of American economy, it is high time this de facto situation be made de jure by passing of comprehensive immigration reform - there are numerous reasons for doing so, increased tax revenue being but one of them.
Focus: EB-5 Regional Center Roundtable April 21
ILW.COM is pleased to present a monthly telephone seminar series for existing EB-5 Regional Centers and for developers and dealmakers planning to apply for Regional Center designation or establish syndicated EB-5 investments involving multiple investors.
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Many years ago I interned for a brilliant judge in Detroit's criminal court system. I remember one female attorney who appeared there regularly. She was very pretty, earnest, and seemingly competent. She’d regularly wear tank tops or very tight pullovers, tight slacks, and casual jackets that fell just above her hips. I must admit that I caught myself looking at her every so often, but I'd never have retained her to represent me. She dressed like an expensive prostitute.