Anissa is one of an estimated 1.8M undocumented persons living in the United States, the vast majority of whom were brought here illegally from Latin America while they were babies or young children. According to the Immigration Policy Center, nearly half of those individuals live in California and Texas."
The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has compiled research which shows that immigrants, Latinos, and Asians not only wield tremendous political power in Virginia, but are also an integral part of Virginia's economy and tax base. As workers, taxpayers, consumers, and entrepreneurs, immigrants and their children are an economic powerhouse.
The 2013 National Immigration Litigation Strategy Meeting will take place on May 30th and 31st in Washington, DC. This event brings together immigration advocates from across the country to facilitate strategic planning and collaboration among litigators. This webpage includes everything you need to know regarding this year's event, including a draft agenda, reading materials, travel information, and registration to Thursday night's reception at Morgan Lewis. We will continue to post materials early next week and recommend that you check this page for updates.
As in past years, the majority of the two days will be spent in small group sessions focused on discrete litigation topics. Prior to the meeting, we encourage all participants to consider which sessions they would like to attend and to complete the suggested reading materials provided on this page.
According to new U.S. Census Bureau projections, by 2042 American minorities will grow to become a majority, adding to the ethnic and racial diversity that has historically defined our country.While some fear that demographic shifts threaten American identity, research and experience has shown that today's immigrants integrate into American society just as generations of immigrants before them – they learn English, buy property, intermarry, become U.S. citizens, and otherwise weave into the fabric of this nation.
As a front-page story in today's Washington Post reminds us: "Not since the last great wave of immigration to the United States around 1900 has the country's economic future been so closely entwined with the generational progress of an immigrant group." The story highlights the degree to which the children of immigrants from Latin America have become crucial to sustaining the working-age population and tax base of the nation as the 75 million Baby Boomers retire. The parents of these children most likely would not have even come to this country if not for the U.S. economy's past high demand for workers to fill less-skilled jobs; demand which was not being adequately met by the rapidly aging and better-educated native-born labor force.
The Community Education Center of the American Immigration Council has launched its 14th Annual Creative Writing Contest for "Why I'm Proud America is a Nation of Immigrants". The contest which is run by local chapters of the American Immigration Lawyers Association has more than 5,000 entries from around the country annually. The contest is open to fifth graders during the 2010-2011 school year.