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Immigration Daily July 17, 2012
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Comment: Immigrant Entrepreneurship In US - A new report by the Fiscal Policy Institute found that almost 1 in 5 small businesses in the US is owned by immigrant entrepreneurs. Immigrant small business owners have $776 billion in receipts and employ 4.7 million employees. The sectors in which immigrants make up the biggest share of small business owners are real estate firms, grocery stores, restaurants, truck transportation services, and doctor's offices. Immigrants from the Mediterranean and Middle East account the greatest rate of business ownership - 16 percent of the Greek-born workers were business owners. Immigrants from Mexico make up 12 percent of business owners, followed by immigrants from India, Korea, Cuba, China, and Vietnam. Note that these numbers covers only the small businesses, and the impact of immigrants in founding and shaping of our giant companies such as Google, Yahoo, Intel etc. is in addition to this. Please share your thoughts by writing to us at

Article: HR 3012: A Good Bill Saddled With A Bad Amendment by Myriam Jaidi

Article: Age And Educational Requirements For DREAMER Deferred Action by Alan Lee, Esq.

Blogging: How The Obama Administration Is Protecting America - Against A Leading International Cancer Researcher by Roger Algase

News: USCIS Releases E-Verify Guide For Web Services Users

News: USCIS Releases E-Verify Guide For Direct Access Users

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Teleconference - August 7, 2012 - 2:00pm (Eastern) - USCIS is pleased to invite all interested individuals to participate in a teleconference to receive an update on the Refugee and Asylee Follow-to-Join (Form I-730) pilot program that was launched overseas by USCIS and the Department of State (DOS) last year. In addition, subject matter experts will be available to answer questions from stakeholders. To Participate in the Session please email the Public Engagement Division no later than August 6, 2012 at Please reference "Follow to Join" in the subject line of your email.

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