I spent an hour speaking with Gloria Cardenas from Familia America who is an immigration attorney here in Salt Lake City. I don’t recommend lawyers very often but when I do it is for a reason. I was very impressed with her knowledge and how much she cares about her clients. I went to an immigration appointment to interpret and she showed up with her clients. Gloria knows her stuff. The intake consultation is only $75 dollars and then she will give you an estimate of what it will cost. Give her a call at 801 656 9605 firstname.lastname@example.org 6243 South Redwood Road STE 235, Taylorsville, Utah 84123 by Appointment only
Gaste como una hora hablando con Gloria Cardenas de Familia America, ella es una abogada de inmigración y sabe lo que hace. Ella vino con sus clientes y la primera consulta es $75 y despues ella puede darte un estimado. No doy referencias de abogados muy amenudo pero Gloria es una abogada que puede ayudarles. Llame 801 656 9605 email@example.com 6243 South Redwood Road, STE 235 Taylorsville, Utah 84123 Tiene que hacer cita antes de ir a la oficina.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2013
Hanna Siegel, Partnership for a New American Economy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adriana La Rotta, Americas Society/Council of the Americas, email@example.com
Evelyn Erskine, New York City Office of the Mayor, EErskine@cityhall.nyc.gov
NEW REPORT SHOWS THAT IMMIGRATION REVITALIZES COMMUNITITES BY PRESERVING THOUSANDS OF U.S. MANUFACTURING JOBS AND INCREASING HOUSING WEALTH
Analysis of U.S. Census and American Community Survey Data Shows 46 U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Are Created or Preserved for Every 1,000 Immigrants Living in a County
Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) and Partnership for a New American Economy today released a new report with U.S. Census and American Community Survey data showing how immigration helps revitalize communities across the United States through the creation or preservation of manufacturing jobs, the increase in housing wealth, and heightened civic engagement.
The data show that immigrants play an outsize role in the preservation or creation of U.S. jobs—an important measure of community vitality—and make a particularly important impact in the manufacturing sector. For every 1,000 immigrants living in a county, 46 manufacturing jobs are created or preserved that would otherwise not exist or have moved elsewhere.
Immigrants are injecting new life into cities and rural areas, making once declining areas more attractive to the U.S.-born population. For every 1,000 immigrants that arrive to a county, 270 U.S.-born residents move there in response. At the same time, the average immigrant who moves to a community raises the total value of housing wealth in his or her county by $92,800.
Naturalization matters to communities as well. Naturalized immigrants are more valuable contributors in the labor market, and outearn migrants who are not citizens by as much as 16 percent.
“This report is the latest piece of economic evidence showing that immigration helps drive job growth in our country,” said New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “The evidence is now overwhelming – and yet too many in Washington are still dragging their feet on common-sense immigration reforms that would create jobs and help put more Americans back to work.”
“We see the contributions of immigrants to our communities everyday. Yet again, this report shows how immigrants help keep our economy vibrant and strong,” says AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal.
The data for this report was compiled by Professor Jacob Vigdor of Duke University.
• The more than 40 million immigrants currently in the U.S. have created or preserved 1.8 million manufacturing jobs nationally.
• Attracting 100,000 new immigrants per year would preserve 4,600 American manufacturing jobs and grow U.S. housing wealth by $80 billion annually.
• Immigration has accounted for a commanding majority of job growth in four of the five U.S. counties that have experienced the greatest increase in manufacturing jobs since 1970, such as Harris County in Texas – home to Houston – where the increase of 43,299 manufacturing jobs since 1970 is attributable entirely to immigration.
• Estimates indicate that 40 percent of Los Angeles County’s manufacturing jobs would vanish without immigrants.
• The more than 40 million immigrants are responsible for an estimated $3.7 trillion boost to home equity.
About Americas Society/Council of the Americas
Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) unite opinion leaders to exchange ideas and create solutions to the challenges of the Americas today. Americas Society (AS), the recipient of a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund to produce this research, was established by David Rockefeller in 1965 and is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Council of the Americas (COA), affiliate organization to AS, is the premier international business organization whose members share a common commitment to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere. Recognizing the link between U.S. immigration and overall hemispheric relations, AS/COA launched its Integration and Immigration Initiative in 2007 to draw on its public–private convening power in order to bring together key constituencies in new gateway cities and to produce research on the link between changing demographics and economic competitiveness. Visit us at www.as-coa.org.
About Partnership for a New American Economy
The Partnership for a New American Economy brings together more than 500 Republican, Democratic and Independent mayors and business leaders who support immigration reforms that will help create jobs for Americans today. The Partnership’s members include mayors of more than 35 million people nationwide and business leaders of companies that generate more than $1.5 trillion and employ more than 4 million people across all sectors of the economy, from Agriculture to Aerospace, Hospitality to High Tech and Media to Manufacturing. Partnership members understand that immigration is essential to maintaining the productive, diverse and flexible workforce that America needs to ensure prosperity over the coming generations. Learn more at www.RenewOurEconomy.org.
This research was made possible with partial support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The opinions and views of the authors do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Fund.
Visit with Juan’s mother
By Larry Love
In 2009 my wife was arrested by ICE in front me and we scrambled to hire lawyers and fill out forms to prevent her deportation. ICE entered our home using false pretenses without showing a deportation order or an arrest warrant. I have come to find that this type of behavior from ICE is typical and many individuals once they hear our story open up to me, many of these undocumented people are fairly closed lipped when it comes to their experiences. Since then my wife has been issued a visa although it was a difficult road to get to this point in the process.
For years I have been involved with Hispanic scout troops, Hispanic Churches and I have worked with Comuidades Unidas as a volunteer and I have been an activist for Human Rights as well. The stories we hear are shocking, sad and at times almost unbelievable. The stories that I have written about have had the names changed although these are real events as they have been told to us.
I dropped my son off at his friend’s house in Glendale Utah ( June of 2010.) I always like to meet the parents so Juan said his mom was in the back yard and I proceeded to go back to introduce myself and meet the Juan’s mother. I jokingly said wow that carne asada smells so good and the next thing you know I was sitting down with a plate of food in front of me and approximately 12 other people around the long tables looking at the only white guy eat tortillas and meat. I had asked for a Jalepeno pepper and they were laughing that I liked the food so much. My son was embarrassed that I had stayed so he quickly went into the house with his friend.
I like to practice my Spanish whenever I get the chance so I began asking them about the food and I asked her about her family and other children. Personally I don’t go around divulging personal information about our family very often but the topic of illegal immigration came up and they were all ears wanting to know this gringo’s feelings and thoughts were about the topic. After I told them how ICE came to my home and arrested my wife all of a sudden it seemed that several of them opened up one at a time with their own stories. There were still about 5 of them that just sat and listened without saying much.
Juan’s mother has 2 little girls besides Juan and she has started a college fund for each of the children and she has saved up over 15,000 dollars in those accounts and she wanted me to reassure her that the Government would not take that money in the event that she was deported. I of course told her that I could not promise that it would not happen but I told her it was unlikely. It was also unlikely that I thought ICE would ever lie to get into my home.
She had heard of some people that had their money in their accounts taken because they were accused of being drug dealers. Keep in mind that many of these people come from countries were the corruption in the police departments is something that is common place. You can imagine the conversation that followed. In 2010 we were in the middle of paperwork and up to that point all of forms that we had submitted had been denied.
I pulled a paper out of my wallet and showed them how ICE had required me, a US Citizen to get fingerprinted and they issued me an A# (Alien Registration number) Obviously this was an error but they issued me one still the same. They passed my folded copy of the A# around the table making comments of disbelief yet here it was in front of them.
One young man about 35 told me how he had come across the border about thirteen years ago with headphones on and dancing. He walked right past the Border Guards and kept walking and they just let him go. He even got up and demonstrated how he did it. Another time he had walked back through the entrance at the border in Tijuana. The fences now have been upgraded and such and I don’t think this technique will work any longer.
Another told me of how he was blindfolded and had paid a coyote more than normal and had supposedly been brought though underground tunnels that the drug cartels use. If you are wondering how poor people from other countries come up with the money to get to the US I can clue you in. Many of them have friends or family here in the US already working and they loan them the money and after they get here they pay that money back.
They discussed how they used to go back for funerals and vacations where they would visit family for a month and now they can’t risk going out of the country because it is so dangerous coming back in. Just the thought of them not being back in so many years brings many of them including my wife to tears. My wife was not with me on this visit but she cries just thinking about her family that she has not seen in 19 years. When her grandmother passed away there was no way for her to go to the funeral.
I told them it would be smart to hire an immigration lawyer to help with their cases and some of them don’t have children born in the US and for others they did, and this means there is hope but they would have to wait 10 or 12 years until their children turn 21 so they can petition their parents and even then many of them would have to leave the country for that to occur and after they leave the wait time after applying can be over 16 additional years.
For many of them they expressed the fact that they could not afford to go back and wait for the applications to be processed. Many of these people are working full time here in the US and some of them work 2 jobs. Most of them send money back to their countries every month to help support family members there.
Interestingly enough people that believe it hurts the US to send this money out of the country have not studied Macro-economics. It actually helps the US dollar when they send dollars out of the country and many of these countries use the dollars within their own country even though they have their local currency.
I had gone to drop my son off and the next thing I knew I looked at my watch and 2 hours had gone by. This conversation had opened my eyes and when I told them that I was paying my lawyer $250 per hour and they should also hire an experienced immigration attorney I realized how stupid I had been to open my mouth with that bit of information. Looking at the conditions in which she was living as a single mother with 3 children I realized that $250 per hour might as well have meant $2000 per hour. Granted she had saved over $15,000 for her kids college but that was her investment in their future and that could be used for a lawyer although many of these people that don’t have family members here in the US don’t qualify for any of the 9 legal ways you can enter the country so getting a lawyer may not be of any help to many of them. I really try to think before I speak now but many of us Americans take so much for granted and we don’t understand the real stories about these people and what made them come to the US.
Sandra’s story: Suspicion of small steps toward immigration reform
Larry Love has direct experience with flaws in the U.S. immigration system. Larry interacts with people all over Salt Lake City and hears many personal stories of the wrenching consequences of a system badly in need of reform. The following is Larry’s account of an important conversation and personal true story:
I spoke with Sandra on July 14th, 2012 for over an hour about her goals and challenges. Sandra is a beautiful 17-year-old young woman that helps her father take care of her 3 younger siblings. Sandra has long jet-black hair and almost black eyes. She is athletic and quite tall considering her parents’ heights. As far as attitude is concerned, she can be obnoxious at times most likely due to being kept in the house without many outside activities that are allowed other than church or school.
Sandra and her brother were born in Mexico. Two other siblings were born in Salt Lake City. The family came to the US on visitor visas 15 years ago and they never left. They know that the visas have expired and that they are at risk of being deported. They live with this fear.
Two years ago Sandra’s mother and father explained to their children that they would be getting a divorce. The younger children were too small to understand what that meant although the short of it meant that mom would be leaving to live on her own and Dad would keep the 4 children with him at the home. Their father had bought 2 homes with his individual taxpayer identification number, issued for the purpose of paying taxes, and was renting one home out. With the divorce came the need to sell one of the homes. Financially it has been a struggle for both parents especially now that they have 2 sets of bills to pay rather than one.
The two younger boys are not mature enough to understand what “undocumented” means, so the explanation will have to come later when they are old enough to understand. Sandra is very leery to discuss immigration with any of her friends. Most of them don’t know she is undocumented. She wonders what difference if any this would make in their friendships, but she has followed her father’s instructions and kept her status very hush hush.
Sandra is taking AP classes to get as much college credit as possible while in high school. She has been going around to different businesses trying to find companies that offer private scholarships although she has not had any luck as of yet. Sandra cannot qualify for any loans or government scholarships because of lack of documents. Sandra would like to get a job to help her father with the expenses, and she is debating whether or not to go buy a $100 dollar false social security card. She knows in her heart that doing so would go against her principles of honesty, yet she feels the pressure of the bills and the need to begin saving for college. She knows that such a card would not help her with any jobs that require E-Verify although there are still many jobs that you can get where a card like this would work just fine.
Sandra acts as the mother to her younger brothers and sisters since her mother left, and this really puts a damper on her social life. Still young, Sandra has great responsibilities. Sandra considers her studies a high priority, and she is hoping with all her heart that reasonable immigration reform can be passed soon. She does not feel comfortable giving her information to the government to qualify for the new Obama program because she fears that in 2 years she may be deported. In addition, it would also reveal information about her family members. So, for now, she is going to lay low and do her best to live in the shadows.
An American citizen who is at least 21 years old can petition for brothers and sisters. That is a long wait until Sandra’s brother turns 21, and even after that, there is presently a 16-year waiting list. And when her time comes, Sandra might have to leave the U.S. and be prohibited from coming back for 10 years.
Until reform comes, Sandra tries to live with a good attitude. Some of the neighbor girls overtly show their disdain for her, and this is very hard for her to understand. Why do they consider themselves better than her because of where they were born or the color of their skin? Sandra tries to make sense of these and other things as well but the reality of her situation speaks much louder than the voices heard at church, voices that that speak of equality and love.
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Do the benefits outweight the risks? Los beneficios son suficientes buenos para ignorar el ariesgo?
Beware of anyone trying to get you to fill out applications for the Obama Dream Act since first it is not available yet and many people may take advantage of trying to make money. Another caution is that this opportunity can give you a social security number and a work permit but only for a short time and after that know that the government has your information and you could still risk being deported. I believe that sometime more solid in the form of immigration reform may pass after the elections.
Tenga cuidado porque todavia este programa no esta activa y si hay alguien que dice que tu puedes llenar aplicaciones para “El Dream Act” tenga mas cuidado. Muchos solo van a tratar de tomar ventaja de este tiempo para hacer dinero. Es verdad que puedes tener un numero de seguro social y un permiso de trabajar pero tambien tienes que intender que despues de eso el gobierno tiene tu informacion y puedes ser deportado despues. En todo hay ariesgos. Creo que algo mas firme va a pasar despues de las eleciones.
Como puedes ver que las cajas electricas estan funcionando mas o menos pero la instalacion no esta bien y debe ser reparado.
As in the picture you can see that the electrical boxes are working or at least barely working but the installation has been done poorly and should be fixed. Certain things can be done in individual situations so come and visit our site to see how we can help you.
Venga a nuestro sitio para aprender mas acerca de como podemos ayudarte en su situacion migratoria. Cuando hablo con personas acerca de su situacion de migracion oigo muchos relatos y hay que llenar ciertas papeles en un orden especial para tener resultados. Ayuda con inmigracion es algo que es muy dificil encontrar si no tienes mucho dinero.
Puedes visitar nuestro sitio en Español arriba para aprender mas de como podemos ayudar. Nosotros ya pasamos por muchas prebras y hemos llendo 29 formularios.
We have MP3 audio files with important advice about our situation and what we did to get a visa. We also have a 21 page written report that can assist you in your efforts to get legal the right way. These files are something you need to buy. This investment will pay off and it is much less than even 30 minutes of speaking to a lawyer. We also advice you to get a lawyer but after listening to our advice so you will know some of the tricks they use on you and how you can save time and money doing some of the things yourself.
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Haga un clic en el sitio de ayuda con papeles o vaya a mi sitio y haga un clic en la bandera de España para Español
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I don’t know why applying legally has to be so hard and complicated, once I found out how hard it was I was upset. My wife agrees that people should obey the law yet many cases are very complicated and the Government will not work with people but only with FORMS and each one costs lots of money. We actually asked to have many of the forms be submitted without the fee because we ran out of money. Some were accepted without the fee but most were still rejected. The lawyer actually told us that if my wife was a drug dealer it would be easier for him to help. Since she had no criminal record, has never worked under another name and since we are not rich we ended up paying the lawyer over $5,000 and then doing the next $7,000 dollars worth of paperwork ourselves.
When ICE showed up at the door one morning and told lies to get into the home they then arrested my wife without showing a deportation order or a warrant. Later they had her sign a legal paper in English stating the everything had been explained in Spanish and that was also concerning. Later ICE issued me, an American Citizen an Alien registration number (A#) which obviously was an error and I have written several letters but non of them have been answered and we even went to our Senator (Hatch) in Utah to try to get answers and they needed a signed release form and that was over 2 years ago and we have still not heard back.
We ended up submitting 29 forms to USCIS and ICE and many of them had to be sent to two places. At first we were only sending like 30 page forms but in the end we sent off packets that were over 400 pages long and had to be fedexed to two places so just that is over 800 pages. We ended up sending USCIS and ICE over 10,000 pages of paperwork.
Please visit our site and you can read the entire story and get additional information on immigration assistance for forms, dealing with your lawyers and many other helpful topics. We are also selling rosaries made out of stone to try to pay off our immigration debt. I started out by telling you that it is very difficult to apply legally. The forms farmers (American Citizens) have to fill out to get workers from out of the country are very simple yet the forms that people that want to come to this country need to fill out are so complicated you almost need a degree to understand them and fill them out. This is a business, my lawyer told me “ICE denies and Lawyers re-apply” He told us that many of our applications would be denied because that is how it is done. That is normal practice, it is a business. Many of the forms had a cost of over $500 each and when they were denied we never got that money back so I can see they are making lots of money that way. My mother in law has applied for a legal visa to come and visit grandchildren she has never seen and she has been denied 5 times so far at a cost of $300 each time. The last time she cried and cried and she has about given up. She told her husband that she should just spend the money and come over WET since she only wants to visit and go back home. Immigration help in this country is a business for lots of people and many times they take advantage of people that cannot speak English well so whenever you try to get Immigration help you need to take great care.
When trying to keep your family together there is so much stress when your children cry at night because their mother is being deported. Just the fact of being married to a Citizen does not stop deportation like it used to. Immigration assistance is very costly and the free immigration help is there but the lines are very long and the lists are long so if you need help fast you have to pay allot for it and we took out a loan to pay the lawyer for our immigration help and we are still paying monthly fees to the lawyer as well.
Este es un tema muy delicado porque si estas en este país ilegalmente a veces no se puede evitar deportación. Solo no quiero hacer promeses que no son verdaderas.
Es muy triste dividir y separar familias pero así es. En mi sitio hablo y escribo de experiencias que hemos tenido con ICE y USCIS
Ellos solo van a procesar cada formulario y yo empecé a mandar casi un formulario cada semana. Tome mucho tiempo llenando formularios pero valió la pena.
1. Obedezca las leyes y nunca maneja sin seguranza o sin licencia y nunca maneja borracho.
2. Sea buen ejemplo siempre y debes ser voluntario en las escuelas y otros lugares y conseguir cartas que tienen las fechas de su servicio a la comunidad y Iglesias.
3. Guarda registros de tus biles para comprobar que has pagado tus biles aquí en EU. Renta, luz, gas etc….
4. Guarda un diario donde puedes registrar experiencias y un libro donde tienes fotos de la familia
5. Si sus niños han nacido aquí ellos pueden hacer una petición cuando tienen 21 años.
6. Siempre debes mantener sus registros, certificados de nacimiento al día incluyendo certificado de su país también y su pasaporte. Visita su consulado y normalmente solo cuesta como $100
7. Habla con más de un abogado para saber todas sus opciones.
8. Visita nuestro sitio para más información para evitar deportaciones y para trabajar con sus abogados.
Tambien mira nuestros rosarios hechos en casa