New Americans In The Last Frontier: Immigrants, Latinos, And Asians Are Growing Economic And Political Force In Alaska
D.C. - The Immigration Policy Center has compiled research
which shows that immigrants, Latinos, and
Asians are an important part of
Alaska's 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
states like the Last Frontier.
Highlights from Alaska include:
Read more about immigrant contributions in other states:
Mary Giovagnoli is the Director of the Immigration Policy Center. Prior to IPC, Mary served as Senior Director of Policy for the National Immigration Forum and practiced law as an attorney with the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security—serving first as a trial attorney and associate general counsel with the INS, and, following the creation of DHS, as an associate chief counsel for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Mary specialized in asylum and refugee law, focusing on the impact of general immigration laws on asylees. In 2005, Mary became the senior advisor to the Director of Congressional Relations at USCIS. She was also awarded a Congressional Fellowship from USCIS to serve for a year in Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s office where she worked on comprehensive immigration reform and refugee issues. Mary attended Drake University, graduating summa cum laude with a major in speech communication. She received a master’s degree in rhetoric and completed additional graduate coursework in rhetoric at the University of Wisconsin, before receiving a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She spent more than ten years teaching public speaking, argumentation and debate, and parliamentary procedure while pursuing her education.
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