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Colombian PhD Candidate Hopes Congress Passes Reform Before His Visa Expires

July 23, 2014

Miguel Diaz is set to graduate from his PhD program this year, and he needs a job. Without a green card, however, he is having trouble finding companies who will take him seriously. Miguel Diaz, a native of Colombia, is set to graduate with a PhD in materials science from the University of California, Merced…

Immigration reform key to home building industry success

July 21, 2014

The home-building industry plays a vital role in sustaining the American economy and meeting our nation’s housing needs. Thankfully, we have experienced welcomed improvements in the housing market in the last few years, and this momentum has driven economic growth nationwide. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), housing construction and the value…

The hidden immigration crisis: Keeping talent in the United States

July 19, 2014

With tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors already across the southern border and thousands more likely on their way, illegal immigration has become a flash point for many Americans. Some people feel compelled to embrace vulnerable children who fled Central America in search of a better life; others are deeply worried about the economic, social…

Stanford MBA Grad Returns to Mexico to Start Two Successful Companies

July 18, 2014

Oswaldo Trava Albarrán, a graduate of Stanford Business School, lost his finance job in the heat of the 2008 financial crisis before he had secured an H-1B visa. Passionate about entrepreneurship, he decided to return to his native Mexico, where he has since founded two successful companies, Lo Mio Es TUYO and InstaFit.  Originally from…

Immigrants key to state’s economic success

July 16, 2014

Despite a relatively small immigrant population, Wisconsin’s foreign-born residents are making important contributions to our economy. We must acknowledge that immigrants play a key to the future economic success of Wisconsin’s dairy industry. According to the Partnership for a New American Economy, 40 percent of workers in Wisconsin’s $26 billion dairy industry are immigrants. Nationwide,…

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