Data Snapshot: The Number of Black Immigrants in the US Continues to Rise

Data Snapshot: The Number of Black Immigrants in the US Continues to Rise

By American Immigration Council Staff | February 9, 2024 Black immigrants not only contribute to America’s rich political and cultural history—think rapper Wyclef Jean, U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, or basketball’s Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon, to name but a very few—they also play an important and growing role in our economy, making outsize contributions in industries […]

Community Op-Ed: New York City is Back – With More Jobs Than Ever

Community Op-Ed: New York City is Back – With More Jobs Than Ever

By Mayor’s Office | October 23, 2023 Less than two years ago, I was sworn in as the 110th mayor of New York City. Our city was still reeling from the devastation of a global pandemic. Commercial neighborhoods and office buildings were deserted. Headlines questioned the future of New York City. But I knew then what every New […]

Mayor Adams, Hertz Announce Partnership to Create Green Jobs, Provide Workforce Training, Electrify Vehicles

Mayor Adams, Hertz Announce Partnership to Create Green Jobs, Provide Workforce Training, Electrify Vehicles

Editorial credit: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com By Mayor’s Office | September 20, 2023 “Hertz Electrifies New York City” Builds on Mayor Adams’ Investments in Green Economy, Bold Efforts to Address Climate Change NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today celebrated Climate Week by launching “Hertz Electrifies New York City” — a partnership […]

Fortune 500 Companies with Immigrant Roots Generated More Money Than the GDP of Most Western Nations

By Steven Hubbard | Aug 29, 2023 Editorial credit: Primakov / Shutterstock.com When Fortune released this year’s Fortune 500 list—the magazine’s iconic ranking of the year’s top-grossing American companies—one fact remained unchanged from previous years: the profound role that immigrants and their children have played in establishing many of this country’s most successful and influential companies. Research by the […]

State Department Denies Substantial Percentage of Employer-Sponsored Immigrant Visas

State Department Denies Substantial Percentage of Employer-Sponsored Immigrant Visas

By Leslie Dellon, Immigration Impact Surprising data recently revealed that consular officers denied applicants for employer-sponsored immigrant visas at a far higher rate than U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers denied green cards to employer-sponsored applicants. Data analyzed by the Cato Institute shows that since Fiscal Year 2008, USCIS denied about 8% of employer-sponsored […]

USCIS Lengthens Work Permit Automatic Extension Period to Address Adjudication Delays

USCIS Lengthens Work Permit Automatic Extension Period to Address Adjudication Delays

By Emma Winger, Immigration Impact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a temporary rule last week that automatically extends employment authorization for certain noncitizens waiting for USCIS to process their work permit renewal applications. As of December 2021, over 80,000 noncitizens had lost or would soon lose the right to work because of adjudication delays and a growing […]

USCIS Increases Automatic Extension Period of Work Permits for Certain Applicants

USCIS Increases Automatic Extension Period of Work Permits for Certain Applicants

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) that increases the automatic extension period for employment authorization and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), available to certain EAD renewal applicants, to up to 540 days. The increase, which will be effective immediately on May 4, 2022, will help avoid gaps in employment for noncitizens with pending […]

Green Card for Employment-Based Immigrants

Green Card for Employment-Based Immigrants

There are an exceptionally high number of employment-based visas available this fiscal year (October 2021 through September 2022). In partnership with the U.S. Department of State, we are committed to attempting to use all these visa numbers. There are many more visas available in the first (priority workers) and second (workers with advanced degrees or […]

Vice President Kamala Harris Announces New Commitments as Part of the Call to Action for the Private Sector to Deepen Investment in Central America, Now Totaling Over $1.2 Billion

CARE International, Cargill, Grupo Mariposa, Parkdale Mills, PepsiCo, JDE Peet’s, and PriceSmart announce commitments to support economic development in northern Central America, as part of a conference convened by the State Department, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Partnership for Central America to support investment in the region.

Vice President Kamala Harris Announces New Commitments as Part of the Call to Action for the Private Sector to Deepen Investment in Central America, Now Totaling Over $1.2 Billion

US Vice President Kamala Harris in meeting. – September 2021 (Shutterstock) By White House As part of her role addressing the root causes of migration from Central America, Vice President Kamala Harris announced seven new commitments as part of the Call to Action she launched on May 27 for businesses and social enterprises to make new, significant […]