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Immigration Daily September 30, 2010
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Comment: Fertility And Immigration - A fascinating article in a leading conservative periodical The Weekly Standard points out the nexus between fertility rates and immigration. Fertility rate is the average number of children born to a woman over her lifetime. When the fertility rate is above 2.1 the population of the country grows, and when it is below 2.1 the population of the country shrinks--that number is called the replacement fertility rate. The connection between immigration and fertility rate can be most clearly seen where we have de facto open borders with a US trust territory:

"When a country's fertility drops below replacement, people tend to stop emigrating. Consider Puerto Rico. In 1955, Puerto Rico's fertility rate was 4.97. Over time, Puerto Rican fertility diminished. By 2000, it had dipped to 1.99. For 2010, it is estimated to be 1.65. During this same period, emigrating from Puerto Rico to the United States became easier, and while the economic situation in Puerto Rico brightened somewhat, it did not improve dramatically. Yet the number of Puerto Ricans moving to America during that span plummeted: from 80,000 in 1955 to just 3,800 in 2008."
Often, the discussion in the US on immigration policy is focused on "pull" factors, such as employment, verification, quotas, etc. However, "push" factors have historically been the main determinant of migration. Mexico’s fertility rate has fallen from 5.3 in 1980, to 3.61 in 1990, and then to 2.75 in 2000. It is now falling below 2.1, the replacement value--and the rest of Latin America is not far behind. We should expect the population flows out of Latin America to dry out over the next two decades, and the American economy will have to look elsewhere to satisfy its unquenchable thirst for more workers. For guaranteeing a healthy and growing American economy in the years to come, CIR is an urgent necessity.

Article: Meg Whitman Center Of New Immigration Controversy by Greg Siskind

Article: Predicting This Week by Christopher T. Musillo

News: USCIS Announces Puerto Rico Birth Certificates Issued Before July 1, 2010 Now Valid through October 30, 2010

Focus: The Immigration Compliance Book
The Immigration Compliance Book, Editors Angelo A. Paparelli, L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, and Dan Siciliano features contributions from Jason Burritt, Francis E. Chin, Philip C. Curtis, Laura Danielson, John Fay, Bonnie K. Gibson, Richard Gump, Douglas D. Hauer, Susanne C. Heubel, Loan Huynh, Jay Jorgensen, Susan Kelly, Adam Ketcher, Cynthia Lange, Kevin Lashus, Robert F. Loughran, Kristin Major, Johanna Marmon, Cyrus D. Mehta, Maggie Murphy, Michael Patrick, Julie Pearl, Justin A. Rymer, Olivia M. Sanson, Lynn O. Tarran, Vinh C. Trieu, Steve Trow, Greg Wald, Matthew Warren and Michael J. Wildes. The Table of Contents is as follows:

  • Editors' Introduction
  • Understanding I-9 Concepts
  • I-9 Advanced Topics
  • Employer E-Verify Considerations
  • E-Verify Advanced Topics
  • DHS Enforcement Through ICE Raids and Audits
  • Specialty Topics
  • Resource Materials
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Headline: Text of Sen. Orrin Hatch introducing immigration bill
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Calgary, Canada - Egan LLP, a part of Ernst & Young's global alliance of independent law firms, seeks an associate lawyer to manage multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Responsibilities: Demonstrate a solid understanding of U.S. business immigration law and effectively, apply this knowledge to client situations, prepare and submit applications for U.S. employment authorizations, permanent residence, citizenship and passport matters, make submissions to U.S. embassies, consulates and visa posts worldwide, facilitate the legal movement of employees across borders for business travel, deal with immigration-related issues ranging from expatriate and international corporate taxation to social security, provincial health insurance and immigrant trusts, manage law clerks and other client service team members. Qualifications needed: Law degree along with a U.S. call to the bar (dual Canadian-U.S. call to the bar would be an asset), two to four years of post-call business immigration experience, broad exposure to U.S. immigration law, excellent managerial, organizational and verbal/written communication skills. Ernst & Young is committed to diversity and equity. Please submit your resumes to Thomas Byun at

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Secaucus, NJ - Ernst & Young seeks Visa and Immigration Coordinator, who is responsible for assisting Ernst & Young employees with US visa matters and works closely with our immigration counsel on a daily basis. This individual is responsible for counseling employees on various types of US visas such as H-1B, L-1, TN, F-1, J-1, PERM and green card stages and advises when and the types of various work visas are required. The V&I Coordinator is responsible to ensure that all employees are in compliance with firm's policy as well as US immigration laws. This professional will assist with internal consultation on immigration matters and assist in the coordination with the law firm to process the appropriate immigration application. This is a junior level position. Bachelor's degree in a related discipline or equivalent work experience required. Approximately 2 years experience in US Business Immigration, international exposure and cultural awareness a plus. Must have ability to work with government agencies, foreign embassies and outside counsel. To apply, visit and enter job number SEC0006A.

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Roy Germano is pleased to present The Other Side Of Immigration, a film based on interviews with more than 700 residents in rural Mexico, who discuss the reasons for illegal emigration to the U.S., the impact on family and communities left behind, and the Mexican government’s role as well. For more information on this film, see

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