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  • Jan 10 - Immigration and Schrumpf-Gesellschaft

    Comment: Immigration and Schrumpf-Gesellschaft -
    The Slate reports on yet another study that shows that the world population shrinkage that has been plaguing the developed countries is spreading across the globe. The world population is expected to peak at around 9 to 10 billion and start falling. This has profound implications for societies and for global immigration.

    Germans, who are at the forefront of this global trend, have already a name for it: Schrumpf-Gesellschaft, or “shrinking society.” Fertility of much of Europe has fallen far below the 2.1 live births per woman required to maintain population equilibrium; Germany is at 1.36 . At this rate, the population of Western Europe will shrink from 460 million to just 350 million by the end of the century - Russia and China will fare even worse, losing half their populations. Countries with traditionally high fertility have been dropping in fertility even more precipitously: From 1960 to 2009, Mexico’s fertility fell from 7.3 to 2.4 and India’s fell from 6.0 to 2.5 - both poised to fall below the magic 2.1 number soon. Historically, when the fertility rate of a country falls below the replacement level, the migration out of that country reduces to a trickle.

    The reduction in total population is accompanied by a dramatic change in the composition of the population: a massive increase in the elderly population, and a massive reduction of working age population. Within a decade, the demand for working age people across the world will rise in a crescendo. Countries will have to compete with each other to attract immigrants from a shrinking pool of countries which will still have outflows of population. $100,000 offered by Australia, Germany, Japan, Canada or even the U.S. to any young person agreeing to accept their citizenship is not too far-fetched a scenario in the not so distant a future.

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    Focus: The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers - Discount Registration
    The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013 in Miami, FL. Speakers will include David Appel, Edward Beshara, Boyd Campbell, Estelle McKee, Clifford Morris, Sam Udani, and Others To Be Announced. The curriculum is as follows:

    Program:

    • Lawfully Advising on Project Choices
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    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Canada, Toronto - EGAN LLP, a part of Ernst and Young's Global Business Immigration Services Group, is currently seeking an Associate Attorney to manage multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. EGAN LLP has offices throughout Canada in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. An ideal candidate must have JD along with admission to any US State Bar, 3+ years of Business Immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H/L NIV and PERM filings; excellent managerial, organizational, verbal/written communication skills. For more information, please visit Ernst and Young's career website at www.ey.com/CA or contact Lisa Chow at Lisa.Chow@ca.ey.com

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Canada, Toronto - EGAN LLP, a part of Ernst and Young's Global Business Immigration Services Group, is currently seeking a Paralegal to manage multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. EGAN LLP has offices throughout Canada in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. An ideal candidate must have Undergraduate University degree or equivalent related work experience, 2+ years of Business Immigration experience; be highly organized with strong attention to details, and have strong verbal/written communication skills. For more information, please visit Ernst and Young's career website at www.ey.com/CA or contact Lisa Chow at Lisa.Chow@ca.ey.com

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    ComingsNGoings: New Partner
    Fragomen is pleased to announce the election of Amy Fallon as a new Partner, effective January 1, 2013. Amy focuses her practice on advising an array of multinational corporate clients in the architectural, payment services, news, financial services, and information technology industries with respect to all aspects of U.S. immigration law. In 2012, Amy was named a New York Metro area “Super Lawyer” in the field of immigration law by Super Lawyers. Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP is the largest firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is widely recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. www.fragomen.com


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