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Immigration Policy Center Releases Data Highlighting Immigrants' Positive Impact on Innovation in the U.S.

On July 24, 2013, the Immigration Policy Center (IPC), the research and policy branch of the American Immigration Council (AIC), released fact sheets highlighting the contributions of immigrant entrepreneurs and innovators in ten states, namely AlabamaArkansasCalifornia,FloridaIndianaIowaMichiganNorth CarolinaSouth Carolina and Ohio. The organization’s research shows that immigrant entrepreneurs are playing a key role in revitalizing state economies through innovation, small business formation, urban development, and job creation. In turn, some states and localities are developing “welcoming” programs to support immigrants’ achievements and integrate newcomers into their adopted communities.

For a state-by-state analysis of how immigrant entrepreneurs are stimulating economies across the United States, please click on each state name above.

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Nataliya Binshteyn Dominguez, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Northern Virginia, Immigration Law Attorney

Nataliya Binshteyn Dominguez focuses her practice on global business immigration matters. She advises corporate and individual clients in a variety of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant cases. She advises corporations on Form I-9 and E-Verify employment verification matters, including compliance audits, due diligence for corporate restructuring, and immigration-related defense in connection with worksite enforcement investigations. Nataliya also conducts Form I-9 and E-Verify trainings and frequently authors articles regarding immigration compliance issues. She...