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The American Immigration Council (AIC) has released all fifty states and the District of Columbia, for a total of fifty-one updated state-by-state fact sheets highlighting immigration data and facts. These fact sheets highlight the demographic and economic impact of Immigrants in each state.

With national immigration policy being discussed, 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 AIC research. Once a week we will be posting a blog with information on three states at a time. This week we will highlight; Arkansas, California and Colorado!

The AIC has compiled research which shows that Immigrants are an essential part of each of these states’ economy, labor force and tax base. As our economy continues to grow, Immigrants and their children are a growing economic and political force as consumers, taxpayers and entrepreneurs. As United States economic continues to grow, immigrants and their children will continue to play a key role in shaping the economic and political future of each of these states.

On Sunday night, April 7th, Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced that she had resigned as Secretary of Homeland Security! Nielsen has enforced some of President Trump’s most controversial border policies; a proposed wall at the Mexican Border and the separation of migrant families at the Mexican Border. It is being reported that she resigned or was forced out because she did not want to start separating migrant families again and the President is considering re-starting his  policy.

President Trump has appointed the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Kevin K. McAleenan as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security!

Please review DHS News Release, “Message from Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen” for more details.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has provided FY2018 statistics (Fourth Quarter) in the form of program factsheets for each of the major immigration programs. These updated FY2018 statistics (Fourth Quarter) covers July 2018 through September 2018.

The link to each FY2018 (Fourth Quarter) program factsheet is listed below:

Permanent Labor Certification Program – Select Statistics

USCIS has launched a new searchable H-1B Employer database, entitled “H-1B Employer Data Hub” and a new Web Page, entitled “Understanding Our H-1B Employer Data Hub” to explain the new Data Hub’s capabilities. The H-1B Employer Data Hub will allow the public to search H-1B petitioners by different important parameters such as fiscal year, employer name and others. USCIS will be updating the data used by the H-1B Employer Data Hub on a quarterly basis.

Please review USCIS News Alert, “USCIS Launches H-1B Employer Data Hub” for more details.

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has provided FY2018 statistics (Third Quarter) in the form of program factsheets for each of the major immigration programs. These updated FY2018 statistics (Third Quarter) covers April 2018 through June 2018.

The link to each FY 2018 (Third Quarter) program factsheet is listed below:

Permanent Labor Certification Program – Select Statistics

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Ronald Vitiello announced that ICE has trained more than 1,500 local and state (Police) authorities to help enforce federal immigration law. ICE is using the 287(g) program which is named for Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This program allows state and local police officers to work together with federal law enforcement to implement federal immigration laws.

Acting Director Vitiello stated, “We’re establishing new, stronger partnerships between [Enforcement and Removal Operations] and many state and local law enforcement agencies through 287(g) agreements that will train and empower them to enforce federal immigration laws…”

Please review The Hill (thehill.com) News Article, “ICE trained 1,500 local authorities to help enforce immigration law” for more details.

The American Immigration Council (AIC) has released all fifty states and the District of Columbia, for a total of fifty-one updated state-by-state fact sheets highlighting immigration data and facts. These fact sheets highlight the demographic and economic impact of Immigrants in each state.

With national immigration policy being discussed, 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 AIC research. Once a week we will be posting a blog with information on three states at a time. This week we will highlight; Alabama, Alaska and Arizona!

The AIC has compiled research which shows that Immigrants are an essential part of each of these states’ economy, labor force and tax base. As our economy continues to grow, Immigrants and their children are a growing economic and political force as consumers, taxpayers and entrepreneurs. As United States economic continues to grow, immigrants and their children will continue to play a key role in shaping the economic and political future of each of these states.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has provided FY2018 statistics (Second Quarter) in the form of program factsheets for each of the major immigration programs. These updated FY2018 statistics (Second Quarter) covers January 2018 through March 2018.

The link to each FY 2018 (Second Quarter) program factsheet is listed below:

Permanent Labor Certification Program – Select Statistics