Comment: Migrating Religions - The Wall Street Journal reports on a comprehensive report on religion and migration by Pew Research Center which looked at the religious affiliations of world's 214 million migrants. Here are some of the highlights:
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- Quarter of all Jews live in a country other than the one they were born in. Most of the 3.6 million Jewish immigrants, who include Holocaust survivors and Jews forced out of the Continent, left Europe, and 2.8 million of those ended up in Israel.
- Christians, who make up 33% of the global population, account for nearly half of the world's 214 million immigrants.
- Muslims are the second-largest group of migrants, making up 60 million, or 27%, of the world's immigrants.
- The US is the top destination for the world's migrating Christians and Buddhists, as well as those with no particular religious affiliation, including atheists and agnostics.
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PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS
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Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice
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Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul
Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks
Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions
Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking
Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites
Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)
Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces
Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions
Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment
PART III. THE CONSULAR POSTS RESOURCES ON CD-ROM
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