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Foreign Graduates: An untapped resource for U.S. economic stimulation, Part 2

In this second installment, the focus will be placed on foreign students who enter the United States (U.S.) in order to study and earn United States degrees. The Institute of International Education reports that in the 2009/2010 year, there was a 3% increase in enrollment of foreign students in U.S. universities. Right now, a larger […]

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A Permament Resident is not a U.S. Citizen

Many U.S. citizens who oppose immigration in all its forms don’t understand how the U.S. immigration system works. Most believe that undocumented immigrants automatically become U.S. citizens when they arrive in the United States or become legal immigrants. Therefore, for the purpose of shedding some light on the issue, let me begin by stating that […]

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The Secret About NAFTA Professional Visas

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) offers Mexican and Canadian professionals the opportunity to work in the United States. The category is known as the “TN visa.” The TN visa, however, has been widely ignored by U.S. businesses because they became accustomed to the more cumbersome H-1B visa, another category for foreign professional workers. […]

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Why the Dream Act is Good for Us

The Dream Act is a central part of the comprehensive immigration reform legislation proposed by Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois).  The Act would award legal status to undocumented immigrant children who fall under certain criteria.  Among these criteria, they must have entered the U.S. before the age of 16, have lived here for five years, graduated from […]

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