Business

Refugees are vital to the workforce in California’s Poultry Plants

Aug 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: America Now, Business, Economy, Immigration

Cindy Carcamo for the Los Angeles Times reports that, in California, most of the meatpacking industry is located in the Central Valley. It has become one of the biggest employers for refugee resettlement agencies and other nonprofits aiding the population in those areas.  Middle Eastern refugees are now an important part of the meatpacking industry’s […]



Senate Judiciary Committee Passed Immigration Reform Bill

May 21st, 2013 | By | Category: America Now, Business, Deportation, Headline News, Immigration, Politics, Reform, Visa/Green Card

Washington, DC– The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill on Tuesday, sending the measure to the Senate floor for consideration and giving the bill’s backers their first major legislative victory. Members of the Democratic-controlled panel voted 13-5 in favor of the measure. If enacted, the plan would constitute the […]



Immigrant-Owned Businesses Greatly Contribute to U.S. Economy

Jun 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Business, Immigration

Perhaps it’s not a well-known fact that two in five Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants. Most probably, the minority-owned small businesses—the majority that employee under 100 people—are often forgotten. In large part, this is due to the absence of basic data on the subject. However, a new report from the Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) finally quantifies the […]



Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs: Starting Businesses and Creating Jobs

Dec 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Business

Washington D.C. – Today, the Immigration Policy Center releases, Our American Immigrant Entrepreneurs: The Women by Susan Pearce, Elizabeth Clifford and Reena Tandon.  Today, immigrant women entrepreneurs are in every region of the United States. In 2010, 40 percent of all immigrant business owners were women—1,451,091 immigrant men and 980,575 immigrant women. That same year, 20 percent of […]



Buy a House, Get a Green Card

Nov 7th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Business, Economy, Immigration

Washington, D.C.: In the future, it could be possible to obtain Permanent Resident status in the United States by buying a house. Two U.S. Senators, one Democrat and one Republican, have worked together on a bill that would make a green card available to a foreigner who invests $500,000 in real estate in the United States. One of […]



Taco Truck Regulation Redux – My Streets! My Eats!

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Business, Economy, Employment

Taco truck regulation has increased coincidentally with the national concern with immigration from Mexico, a land filled with some true fans of the taco.  Rumor even has it that the capital of the state of California, Sacramento is considering a change to its food truck ordinance to deal with the taco truck “problem.” A clinic of the University of Chicago Law […]



Jailing Undocumented Immigrants Is Big Business

Aug 17th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Business, Economy, Immigration

The recent animated video “Immigrants for Sale“ by the activist group Cuéntame illustrates some facts behind the connection between the ongoing crackdown on illegal immigration and the for-profit corrections industry. The video follows the trail of money and political power behind this piece of the national immigration debate. Its creators say it’s an attempt to […]



Restrictionist Group Blames the Children of Immigrants for America’s Budget Woes

Apr 10th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Business, Economy, Employment

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) recently released another report attempting to blame our economic woes and budget shortfalls on immigrants—this time using the children of immigrants, most of whom are U.S. citizens, as scapegoats for benefits usage (here Medicaid, food assistance, cash assistance, and housing programs). As are most restrictionists’ attempts to blame immigrants for […]



ICE’S Enforcement Priorities and the Factors that Undermine Them

Nov 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Business, Documents, Research

As part of its strategy to gain support for comprehensive immigration reform, the administration has continually touted its enforcement accomplishments.  In fact, over the last two years, the Obama administration has committed itself to a full-court press to demonstrate how committed the administration is to removing criminals and others who remain in the country without […]



ICE to Serve More Than 500 New Notices of Inspection

Sep 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Business, Immigration

On September 16, 2010, Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed to AILA that it will serve more than 500 Notices of Inspection to U.S. companies this week. AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 10091660.

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