Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Certain Individuals Who Are the Parents of U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability - DAPA)

November 28, 2014

On November 20, 2014, the President of the United States announced the eligibility criteria for exercising prosecutorial discretion through the use of deferred action for Parents of U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents . This deferred action program will be for a period of three years and will be subject to renewal. As a result of the deferred action, the applicant may be eligible for work authorization.

Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis. Individuals must prove through documentation that they meet the guidelines for deferred action. Anyone who is granted deferred action is not a lawful US citizen, nor a Lawful Permanent Resident. No permanent legal status is provided through DAPA. DAPA is only a temporary grant of relief from deportation.

You may request consideration of Deferred Action if you*:

1. have, as of 11/20/2014, a son or daughter who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (child born on or before 11/20/2014); AND
2. have continuously resided in the United States since January 1, 2010; AND
3. were physically present in the United States on 11/20/2014, and at the time of making a request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS; AND
4. have no lawful status as of 11/20/2014; AND
5. are not an enforcement priority, pursuant to the November 20, 2014 Policies for the Apprehension, Detention and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants Memorandum; AND
6. present no other factors that, in the exercise of discretion, makes the grant of deferred action inappropriate.

- Applicants must also submit biometrics for USCIS to conduct background checks
- Applicants must pay the work authorization and biometrics fees, $465.00 (no fee waivers, very limited fee exemptions)

PLEASE NOTE - At this time NOTHING has been implemented. The President’s Address was just an announcement of what is expected to happen within the next few months.

PLEASE BE AWARE OF ANYONE WHO IS OFFERING TO HELP YOU AT THIS TIME. DO NOT BECOME A VICTIM.

*An Attorney has to have a license from a State Bar Association
*If you Suspect Fraud, REPORT IT

*USCIS should begin accepting applications under the new criteria from applicants no later than one hundred and eighty (180) days from the date of the announcement made by President Obama (11/20/2014). In short, we expect the USCIS to begin accepting applications on or before May 18, 2015.

In order to request consideration of deferred action – certain individuals must mail their forms and supporting documentation to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It is advisable to present the following supporting evidence:

• Birth Certificate (with translation) and/or Passport
• Birth Certificates of U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident child;
• U.S. Passport or Green Card of child;
• Employment records, Medical records, Financial Records, and/or Military Records that show that you came to the U.S before January 1, 2010 to the present, and were physically present in the U.S. as of November 20, 2014 (Additional evidence may be considered on a case-by-case basis: social media, phone records, bills/receipts, etc.)

While the Deferred Action eligibility criteria may seem to be straight forward, it is very important to understand that immigration law is complicated. As with any application seeking immigration benefits, an application for Deferred Action could lead to potential consequences for the foreign national. Applicants should always consider seeking the advice of a licensed immigration attorney before submitting an application for Deferred Action.

If you are interested in applying for DAPA, contact us online or call us at (240) 390-0600


Source of Information:

DHS.gov, 11/20/14, Memorandum:
Executive Action: Extend Deferred Action to Parents of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents

National Immigration Law Center, 11/21/14, FAQs:
FAQs - The Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability & Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Programs

Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014


All of us at MVP Law Group would like to wish everyone a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!


Thanksgiving 2014 marks 151 years of a national tradition. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a “day of Thanksgiving and Praise,” making Thanksgiving Day an annual holiday.


Related Links:

President Abraham Lincoln, October 3, 1863, Presidential Proclamation: Proclamation of Thanksgiving

History.com, Web Page: Thanksgiving Videos


Expanded DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Widening the Reach)

November 26, 2014

On November 20, 2014, the President of the United States announced that several key eligibility requirements under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would be revised to encompass a larger amount of qualified DREAMERS. Additionally, this expansion of the DACA program will be for a period of three years, not two years. DACA remains subject to renewal. As a result of the deferred action, the applicant may be eligible for work authorization.

As the USCIS has done in the past, determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis. Individuals must prove through documentation that they meet the guidelines for deferred action. Anyone who is granted deferred action is not a lawful US citizen, nor a Lawful Permanent Resident. No permanent legal status is provided through DACA. DACA is only a temporary grant of relief from deportation.

You may request consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals if you*:

1. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012 REMOVED THE AGE CAP
2. Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
3. Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, January 1, 2010, up to the present time;
4. Were physically present in the United States on November 20, 2014, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
5. Entered without inspection before November 20, 2014, or your lawful immigration status expired as of November 20, 2014;
6. Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

PLEASE NOTE – These expanded eligibility requirements HAVE NOT YET been implemented. The President’s Address was just an announcement of what is expected to happen within the next few months.

PLEASE BE AWARE OF ANYONE WHO IS OFFERING TO HELP YOU AT THIS TIME. DO NOT BECOME A VICTIM. IF YOU DO NOT QUALIFY BASED UPON THE EXISTING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR DACA, WAIT!

*USCIS should begin accepting applications under the new criteria from applicants no later than ninety (90) days from the date of the announcement made by President Obama (11/20/2014). In short, we expect the USCIS to begin accepting applicants on or before February 17, 2015.

In order to request consideration of deferred action for child hood arrivals – qualified youth must mail their forms and supporting documentation to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

It is advisable to present the following supporting evidence:

• Birth Certificate (with translation) and/or Passport
• Employment records, Medical records, Financial Records, and/or Military Records that show that you came to the U.S before the age of 16, and have resided in the U.S. since January 1, 2010 to the present, and were physically present in the U.S. as of June 15, 2012 (Additional evidence will be considered on a case-by-case basis: social media, phone records, bills/receipts, etc.)
• School records – Diplomas, GED certificates, report cards, school transcripts and other evidence of enrollment

While the Deferred Action eligibility criteria may seem to be straight forward, it is very important to understand that immigration law is complicated. As with any application seeking immigration benefits, an application for Deferred Action could lead to potential consequences for the foreign national. Applicants should always consider seeking the advice of a licensed immigration attorney before submitting an application for DACA.

If you are interested in applying for DACA status, contact us online or call us at (240) 390-0600


Source of Information:

DHS.gov, 11/20/14, Memorandum:
Executive Action: Expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

National Immigration Law Center, 11/21/14, FAQs:
FAQs - The Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability & Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Programs

Impact of New Americans - Missouri, Montana, Nebraska & Nevada

November 25, 2014

Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2014)

The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact sheets with accompanying info graphics and other details. These fact sheets highlight the demographic and economic impact of Immigrants, Asians and Latinos in each state. The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) is the research and policy division of the American Immigration Council (AIC).

As Washington D.C. continues the discussion of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, we thought that it would be a good time to provide some statistics on the Immigrant population in the United States as provided by this IPC research. Once a week we will be posting a blog with information on four states at a time. This week we will highlight; Missouri, Montana, Nebraska & Nevada.

The IPC has compiled research which shows that Immigrants, Latinos and Asians are an essential part of each of these states’ economy, labor force and tax base. Immigrants and their children are a growing economic and political force as consumers, taxpayers and entrepreneurs. With the nation working towards economic recovery, immigrants and their children will continue to play a key role in shaping the economic and political future of each of these states.

To view the state-by-state fact sheets click on the links below:

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada


Source of Information:

The Immigration Policy Center (IPC), Interactive Map (fact sheets):
The Economic and Political Impact of Immigrants, Latinos and Asians State by State

The Immigration Policy Center (IPC), List (fact sheets):
The Economic and Political Impact of Immigrants, Latinos and Asians in all 50 States

H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 11/17/14

November 24, 2014

The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs.

The H-2B cap limit for first half of FY 2015 (October 1 - March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (11/17/14); 11,128 beneficiaries have been approved and 1,530 are pending for a total of 12,658.

The H-2B cap limit for second half of FY 2015 (April 1 - September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (11/17/14); 0 beneficiaries have been approved and 0 are pending for a total of 0.

For further details read, “Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants


Source of Information:

- USCIS.gov (11/19/14) Web Page

- AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 14101744 (posted 11/20/14)

The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions

November 21, 2014

On Thursday, November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced his Temporary Plans to fix our broken immigration system.

The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions will help secure the border, hold nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants accountable and ensure that everyone plays by the same rules.

As an Immigration Attorney, I see the results of our broken system every day and in the absence of Congressional action, the President had to act. While a lot of the details are still waiting to be filled in, we know that many of these changes will make a real impact. We are aware that these initiatives are not going to help everyone, as not everyone will be eligible. Therefore, we need to continue to pressure Congress into finishing the job by passing a bipartisan Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill.

The initiatives as announced by the President include:

• Expanding the population eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to young people who came to this country before turning 16 years old and have been present since January 1, 2010, and extending the period of DACA and work authorization from two years to three years

• Allowing parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who have been in the country since January 1, 2010, to request deferred action and employment authorization for three years, in a new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability program, provided they pass required background checks

• Expanding the use of provisional waivers of unlawful presence to include the spouses and sons and daughters of lawful permanent residents and the sons and daughters of U.S. citizens

• Modernizing, improving and clarifying immigrant and nonimmigrant programs to grow our economy and create jobs

• Promoting citizenship education and public awareness for lawful permanent residents and providing an option for naturalization applicants to use credit cards to pay the application fee

PLEASE NOTE - At this time NOTHING mentioned yesterday evening has been implemented. The President’s Address yesterday evening was just an announcement of what is expected to happen within the next few months. The various governmental agencies involved (DHS/DOS/CBP/USCIS/ICE/EOIR) are still working out the details.

PLEASE BE AWARE OF ANYONE WHO IS OFFERING TO HELP YOU AT THIS TIME. DO NOT BECOME A VICTIM. SPEAK WITH AN IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY!

*An Attorney has to have a license from a State Bar Association
*If you Suspect Fraud, REPORT IT

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WHAT YOU CAN DO AT THIS TIME:

Speak with an Immigration Attorney to determine whether you are eligible for temporary relief

Start collecting the documents listed below now because you may need to
provide proof of:

Identity
Birth certificate and a photo identification (ID). Passport, school or military ID, identification document from your country of origin like a Matricula Consular, or any U.S. document with your name and photo, like a Driver’s License or ID.

Entry to the United States Before a Particular Date
Immigration record or documents with your date of entry, passport with admission stamp (Form I-94/I-95/I-94W), or travel records.
• You can also use medical records (including immunization record) or school records.

Presence and Residence in the United States From a Particular Date
Proof of presence with dates and addresses using immigration documents, government records, medical records, military records, employment records, religious or community organizations records, insurance policies, tax records, etc.
• Bank receipts, financial records, credit card receipts, money order receipts, rental agreements, deeds, mortgages, utility bills, club memberships, etc.

Tax Filings
If you do not have copies of your past filings, call the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at 1-800-908-9946 to order a transcript for free.
• If you have not filed your taxes, ask for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) by calling 1-800-829-1040 and file them.

Employment History & Residence History
Record dates, names, and addresses of the places where you have worked.
• Record dates and address of the places where you have lived.

Criminal Records
For Maryland- Maryland Judiciary Case Search
For Virginia- General District Court Online
For the District of Columbia-Court Case Search

Application Fee and Fines
Start saving money for the application fee and for any fines.
• Also save money in case you need it for an attorney.

Record Keeping
• Record all of this information in a notebook, keep the original documents, and store them in a safe place.

Selective Service
MALES ONLY. Some non-citizens are required to register. Others are not. Non-citizens who are not required to register with Selective Service include men who are in the U.S. on student or visitor visas, and men who are part of a diplomatic or trade mission and their families. Almost all other male non-citizens are required to register, including undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, and refugees. The general rule is that if a male non-citizen takes up residency in the U.S. before his 26th birthday, he must register with Selective Service.
Visit the SSS website , print, complete, sign and mail to:
Selective Service System
P.O. Box 94739
Palatine, IL 60094-4739

Stay tuned to our Immigration blog, Facebook page, and Twitter feeds for more information as it becomes available!

MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014

MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of this site, and the sending or receipt of this information, does not create an attorney-client relationship between us. Therefore, your communication with us through this forum will not be considered as privileged or confidential.


Question #1 – NAFTA
I am on a TD visa in the US. Can I get a work permit?

Answer #1
No. The spouse and/or child of a TN visa worker “shall not accept employment in the United States unless otherwise authorized.”


Question #2 – Conditional Green Card
I'm applying for removal of conditional green card and submitting all my paper work this month. In March 2015, I am planning to travel to my country for three weeks for medical reasons. Can I get an extension for my Green Card or do I need to apply for a reentry permit?

Answer #2
Once you file the Petition to Remove the Conditions on your Conditional Permanent Residency, you will receive a receipt notice, in the small print on the receipt notice – it will provide that your lawful status will continue for one year while the petition is processed by the USCIS. If you plan to travel after submitting the petition, after providing your biometrics to the USCIS, and after your Conditional Green Card has expired - you should appear at an INFOPASS appointment at USCIS to request proof of lawful status for travel purposes. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation to further discuss.


Question #3 – H-1B Nonimmigrant Work Visa
I was on H1 Status from June 2008 through December 2009. If my new employer files my H1 Petition in December 2014, will I am able to get the remainder period of my H-1B?

Answer #3
If you have not exhausted your initial 6 years of H-1B nonimmigrant visa status, then you should be eligible to petition for the period of time remaining. Further information is required to fully analyze your situation. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation to further discuss.


Question # 4 – Naturalization/Citizenship
My mom wants to get her citizenship. She is a resident alien and has been living in the US for 30+ years. Right now, she is going through a divorce. Will the divorce impact her filing for naturalization?

Answer #4
It should not; however, we cannot provide a sufficient answer without more information. How long has she been a lawful permanent resident? When did she get married? How did she receive her Green Card –through employment, marriage, family relationship, asylum, diversity visa, etc.? Please contact our office to schedule a consultation to further discuss.


Question #5 – General
I am currently on OPT valid until the end of this year. If I get married to someone holding an L-1 visa, can I transfer to an L-4 and still be able to work in the US and apply for H1 in next year’s H1-b Cap in April?

Answer #5
There is no such visa as an L4. As a dependent of an L1 visa holder, you would be classified as an L2 dependent visa holder. L2 visa holders are eligible for work in the United States. You could still apply under the H1B CAP, opening April 1, 2015 requesting a change of status from L2 to H1B if a valid job opportunity exists with a sponsoring employer.


Question #6 – Adjustment of Status
If my I-485 is denied, how long can I stay in the US? My previous visa was already expired. I have an EAD card now.

Answer #6
Generally, you should depart from the U.S. within a reasonable time. It is recommended that you contact our office to schedule a consultation to further discuss your present situation and to ascertain if any alternative options are available to you.


Question #7 – General
Can I apply for SSN on my F-1 visa status? I need one to apply for a loan.

Answer #7
It depends. Have you been authorized to work? Are you only taking classes at this point and have not applied for OPT? Only those who have been authorized and approved for work may apply for a SSN. You may be eligible for an ITIN number. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation to further discuss.


Question #8 – Employment Based Immigration
I have an approved I-140 employment based petition which the priority date was current up until last month. Next month, I'm going to the US and would like to remain there and then adjust my status once my priority date becomes current again. Is that possible?

Answer #8
It depends upon a lot more information. Are you eligible for/do you have a nonimmigrant work visa? What category was your I-140 filed under? Where are you from? More information is needed to fully analyze and provide a sufficient answer. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation to further discuss.


Question #9 – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
My mom brought me into the US when I was 2 with a visa. The visa expired about 10 years ago. I am getting my GED. Will this help me apply for DACA?

Answer #9
Yes it will; however, please note that there are other requirements that must be satisfied in order to be eligible to apply for DACA. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation to further discuss.


Question #10 – Employment Based Immigration
Can my company charge me the fees for a green card application if I terminate employment? I think they can charge me for the I-140, but am I liable for all legal costs as well as costs of the PERM process?

Answer #10
656.12(b) An employer must not seek or receive payment of any kind for any activity related to obtaining permanent labor certification, including payment of the employer's attorneys' fees, whether as an incentive or inducement to filing, or as a reimbursement for costs incurred in preparing or filing a permanent labor certification application, except when work to be performed by the alien in connection with the job opportunity would benefit or accrue to the person or entity making the payment, based on that person's or entity's established business relationship with the employer.


MVP Law Group would like to thank everyone who contributed a question or comment.

Our next “Immigration Q & A Forum” is scheduled for Friday, December 5, 2014!

Please remember to submit your questions/comments on our H1B Visa Lawyer blog!

FINALLY Taking Action on Immigration – President Obama is Expected to Address the Nation Tonight!

November 20, 2014

The White House Blog and White House Facebook page posted an announcement yesterday that on Thursday, November 20th at 8 p.m. ET, President Obama will lay out the Executive Actions he's planning on taking to fix America's broken Immigration system. The Nation can watch LIVE at WhiteHouse.gov/Live, and more than likely every major television news channel will also be carrying his address.

President Obama stated, “Everybody agrees that our immigration system is broken. Unfortunately, Washington has allowed the problem to fester for too long." Further, he said, “So what I'm going to be laying out is the things that I can do with my lawful authority as President to make the system work better even as I continue to work with Congress and encourage them to get a bipartisan, comprehensive bill that can solve the entire problem”.

Exactly WHAT the President will do remains unknown, as there is much speculation about whom and how many people may benefit from the President’s Executive Action. We must wait as a Nation to hear of the details, as they have not been released to the Public.

We here at MVP Law Group feel it’s about time that our broken immigration system is fixed. We know that President Obama’s Executive Authority can only temporarily fix the problem, so we encourage the new Congress, which will meet for the first time in January, to act on Comprehensive Immigration Reform as soon as possible for the sake of the Country and our economy!

Stay tuned to our Immigration blog, Facebook page, and Twitter feeds for up-to-date information!


Source of Information:

MSN.com, 11/19/14, News Article (Reuters):
Obama to address nation on immigration on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET: White House

The White House Blog, 11/19/14, Blog Post:
Tune In: The President Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

BostonHerald.com, 11/19/14, News Article:
Obama to announce immigration steps Thursday

Impact of New Americans - Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota & Mississippi

November 19, 2014

Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2014)

The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact sheets with accompanying info graphics and other details. These fact sheets highlight the demographic and economic impact of Immigrants, Asians and Latinos in each state. The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) is the research and policy division of the American Immigration Council (AIC).

As Washington D.C. continues the discussion of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, we thought that it would be a good time to provide some statistics on the Immigrant population in the United States as provided by this IPC research. Once a week we will be posting a blog with information on four states at a time. This week we will highlight; Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota & Mississippi.

The IPC has compiled research which shows that Immigrants, Latinos and Asians are an essential part of each of these states’ economy, labor force and tax base. Immigrants and their children are a growing economic and political force as consumers, taxpayers and entrepreneurs. With the nation working towards economic recovery, immigrants and their children will continue to play a key role in shaping the economic and political future of each of these states.

To view the state-by-state fact sheets click on the links below:

Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi


Source of Information:

The Immigration Policy Center (IPC), Interactive Map (fact sheets):
The Economic and Political Impact of Immigrants, Latinos and Asians State by State

The Immigration Policy Center (IPC), List (fact sheets):
The Economic and Political Impact of Immigrants, Latinos and Asians in all 50 States

Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times - 11/1/14

November 18, 2014

Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times were released with processing dates as of 11/1/14.

If you filed an appeal, please review the link below to determine the applicable processing time associated with your particular case.

Administrative Appeals Office

The processing time for an I-129 H-1B Appeal is current; for an I-129 L1 Appeal is current. The current processing time for an I-140 EB2 Appeal for an Advanced Degree Professional is current; for an I-140 EB3 Appeal for a Skilled or Professional Worker is current.

*Current = 6 months or less

**Most other cases are within USCIS's processing time goal of 6 months or less.


Source of Information:

USCIS.gov, (10/6/14), AAO Processing Times

MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, November 21, 2014

November 17, 2014

We wanted to find a new way to engage our reader base. Every other Friday, we will post the ten (10) best/most frequently asked questions received during the week from our h1bvisalawyerblog, Facebook, and Twitter readers. We will answer those questions and provide the Q&A on our H-1B Visa Lawyer Blog.

If you have a burning question, are seeking assistance with a difficult immigration related case, wish to discuss your views on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, DREAMers, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, priority dates, the monthly visa bulletin, adjustment applications, etc., please contact us by submitting your question/comment/viewpoint in our comment box provided on our H-1B Visa Lawyer Blog.

Our next “Q & A Forum” will take place this Friday, November 21, 2014. Act now and submit your questions!

THANK YOU!

MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of this site, and the sending or receipt of this information, does not create an attorney-client relationship between us. Therefore, your communication with us through this forum will not be considered as privileged or confidential.

Impact of New Americans - Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine & Maryland

November 14, 2014

Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2014)

The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact sheets with accompanying info graphics and other details. These fact sheets highlight the demographic and economic impact of Immigrants, Asians and Latinos in each state. The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) is the research and policy division of the American Immigration Council (AIC).

As Washington D.C. continues the discussion of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, we thought that it would be a good time to provide some statistics on the Immigrant population in the United States as provided by this IPC research. Once a week we will be posting a blog with information on four states at a time. This week we will highlight; Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine & Maryland.

The IPC has compiled research which shows that Immigrants, Latinos and Asians are an essential part of each of these states’ economy, labor force and tax base. Immigrants and their children are a growing economic and political force as consumers, taxpayers and entrepreneurs. With the nation working towards economic recovery, immigrants and their children will continue to play a key role in shaping the economic and political future of each of these states.

To view the state-by-state fact sheets click on the links below:

Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland


Source of Information:

The Immigration Policy Center (IPC), Interactive Map (fact sheets):
The Economic and Political Impact of Immigrants, Latinos and Asians State by State

The Immigration Policy Center (IPC), List (fact sheets):
The Economic and Political Impact of Immigrants, Latinos and Asians in all 50 States