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AILA: Total Meltdown in Congress

(Washington, October 8)  The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) posted the following observations regarding todays developments in Congress: First, the House – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) dropped out of the Speakership race earlier today. In the news conference following his announcement, Representative McCarthy stated that “if we’re going to unite and be strong,  Read more→

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Ben Kuroki Dies at 98; Japanese-American Overcame Bias to Fight for U.S.

The New York Times reports that, “Ben Kuroki, a decorated Japanese-American gunner in the Army Air Forces of World War II, who was hailed on the American homeland at a time when tens of thousands of Japanese-Americans were confined to internment camps as supposed security risks, died on Tuesday in Camarillo, Calif. He was 98.  Read more→

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Notario Scams

In the United States, “notarios”, “immigration consultants”, and “notarios publico” are not lawyers. They cannot represent you before USCIS or the Immigration Court. AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) developed two radio Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about the importance of avoiding notarios and urging immigrants to speak to licensed immigration practitioners. The PSAs are about 30  Read more→

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Laemmle’s List–How A Film Mogul Saved European Jews

Carl Laemmle Carl Laemmle was born in Laupheim, Wurttemberg, Germany on January 17, 1867. Laemmle  followed an older brother to the United States. At the start of the 20th Century he pioneered movie exhibition and distribution, beginning with the 1909 feature-length Hiawatha  moved into filmmaking.   Laemmle  developed several international stars, perhaps most notably Mary Pickford.    Read more→

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Laemmle’s List–How A Film Mogul Saved European Jews

Carl Laemmle Carl Laemmle was born in Laupheim, Wurttemberg, Germany on January 17, 1867. Laemmle  followed an older brother to the United States. At the start of the 20th Century he pioneered movie exhibition and distribution, beginning with the 1909 feature-length Hiawatha  moved into filmmaking.   Laemmle  developed several international stars, perhaps most notably Mary Pickford.    Read more→

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Immigrants’ List Explains Why There Are So Many Nobel Prize Winners From The U.S.

In a recent e-mail the PAC Immigrants’ List asked "Why is it that there are so many Nobel Prize winners from the United States?"The PAC noted it’s "been a banner month for United States scientists, as nine were awarded the Nobel Prize. In fact, since 2000, Americans have won 21 of the 37 physics prizes, 18  Read more→

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AMERICAN DREAMERS: Most Successful Companies Founded By Immigrants Or Their Children

In the July 22, 2013 issue of TIME columnist Rana Foroohar  writes: Most of the country’s most successful companies owe their existence to a founder who was an immigrant or the child of an immigrant: SERGEY BRIN–The co-founder of Google emigrated from Russia. CATERINA FAKE–The co-founder of Flickr is the daughter of a Filipina immigrant. PIERRE OMIDYAR–The  Read more→

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