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The number of immigrants and foreigners in the Valencian Community has fallen for the first time since 1996, the first reference year for this information from the National Statistics Institute (INE). In the past year the Region has increased from 893,759 to 880,782 foreigners. This follows from the data according to data from the Valencian Observatory of Immigration Padron from January 1, 2011 published on Friday by the INE.
To the Minister of Justice and Social Welfare, Jorge Cabre, immigration in the Region “has Europeanized ‘because Community foreign residents have increased by 0.24%, in particular, 1219 people, while people from outside have declined 3.56%, to 14,196.
The decline in foreign and immigrant population comes after last year’s data, which recorded the largest immigrant population in the history of the Region. Specifically, the foreign group means, with respect to the population of the Region, the 17.21%. The 880,782 immigrants and foreign residents in the Region is the third most important figure since 1996, only surpassed in 2010 and 2009.
On Friday 13 January, the National Statistics Institute published the final results of the statistical year of the Municipal Register 2011.Segun the municipal census for the year 2011 the foreign population resident in the Valencian Community has fallen -1.45 % in 12,977 people over the year 2010.The number of foreign residents in the Valencia Region is 880,782 people, 17.21% of the total Community (5,117,190 inhabitants).
The Popular Party is defined as a “reform party” whose ideological axis is the “freedom and dignity” and whose political aim is to achieve economic and social progress to ensure the greatest good for the citizens by promoting social policies advanced as part of a “single nation, though plural and diverse, free and equal citizens.” Thus we read in the Policy Paper “Committed to Spain” that the PP will take the XVII National Congress to be held next February in Seville.
In the Policy Paper “Committed to Spain”, released Thursday, the PP emphasizes the Christian humanist tradition, illustrated, among other issues devoting-the “inalienable right to life, the dignity, the value of the freedom, respect for political autonomy to full cultural, economic, personal and religious solidarity and service to others. “
In this sense, the ideology of the PP said based on three basic principles. The first, the role of the person. The PP denies any commitment to interventionism and facilitate the free development of individual initiative and guarantee freedom, equal opportunity and solidarity “are personal decisions that advance the freedom of society”.
The second principle is freedom and democracy. The PP says to be respectful to individual liberties against those who seek to “impose its own model of values and society.” Similarly, the PP defends democracy as the only valid political system so that the person can develop freely and to see individual freedom guaranteed, their ideas and initiatives from political pluralism.
In this sense, the PP is committed to dialogue, negotiation and consensus, which “are consistent with the strong defense of one’s convictions,” and by the presence of citizens in public life.
The last principle is the guarantee of solidarity. The PP claims that the defense of the market economy and free enterprise is consistent with the strong defense of the weakest sectors of our society, making social policies that make it more fair prosperity.
Immigration lawyers provide immigrants with legal counsel surrounding a broad range of issues related to lawfully entering a country, being employed in that nation and dealing with laws related to immigrants once permanently settled in the new country.
These types of attorneys may be in private practice or work as part of an international law firm. They may also practice is smaller firms located in cities with high immigrant populations, such as Chicago, Miami or Los Angeles.
Legal Issues Related to Entering a Country
Legal issues related to entering a country may include obtaining visas for an immigrant and his family, getting visas for businesses and obtaining nonimmigrant visas.
Immigration attorneys also may deal with clients who may be deported because they have overstayed their visas, or with an immigrant who has entered the country illegally or has been detained in a military prison. Immigrations lawyers also assist in preparing visas and nonimmigrant visa paperwork.
Immigration lawyers must interact with various groups of people from many nationalities. Such groups include business leaders, executives and health care providers, just to name a few. Being at least bilingual may often be required of such attorneys, since the population that they counsel are often not native English-speakers.
Types of Immigration Law
Just like other areas of legal practice, there are subsets of immigration law. Some areas of practice focus on laws related to asylum, detention, refugees, employment, criminal law, deportation, family reunification, work permits and citizenship. Read the rest of this entry »
A good education, internships and proper licensing should be sought after by those interested in entering the immigration law career field.
It is also worth mentioning that although there are no undergraduate programs for lawyers, potential law candidates—particularly those interested in immigration law—are advised to take classes involving various social studies and humanities.
The education process for an immigration lawyer can be a long journey that starts with an undergraduate degree. Upon obtaining an undergraduate degree, a prospective immigration lawyer is eligible to take the LSAT—the Law School Admission Test—which allows potential law students to apply for law school.
Once finished with law school, the student will obtain a juris doctor degree, which allows for the ability to take the State’s bar exam. Passing the exam is necessary to be a certified lawyer.
Strong research and writing ability is highly recommended for immigration lawyers, as each individual case requires a great deal of research into the individual client’s background.
Some immigration law students choose to pursue a criminal justice degree to fulfill their undergraduate studies, as courses pertaining to law enforcement will aid in future lawyerly duties. An immigration law student may take upwards of 7 years to graduate before becoming a lawyer. Read the rest of this entry »
As our country grows and immigration laws change, so does the job market for immigration lawyers. Becoming an immigration lawyer can be an intensive and sometimes difficult job. You can take some preparatory steps to become an immigration lawyer in the most efficient and sensible manner possible.
1. Research what law school you want to attend after completing your undergraduate degree. Apply to schools that have a solid reputation for teaching the latest and most comprehensive study on immigration law to help you become an immigration lawyer.
2. Get accepted into a law program that keeps up on the latest and most up to date immigration laws in the world. Begin the program diligently and finish in a reasonable amount of time.
3. Locate an internship in an immigration law firm or immigration agency in your area while still in law school if possible. Join the law club and stay current in the most current immigration and naturalization laws.
4. Complete law school with high honors if possible. Boast a concentration and knowledge of immigration law practices in your curriculum vitae. Begin searching for job opportunities with firms or organizations that are active in the immigration legal community.
5. Locate a position in a national agency that deals with immigration cases to get a wide array of experience in the immigration law world. Also, join the American Immigration Lawyer Association.
6. Take any case which represents your personal convictions about the immigration laws, since it will aid in your zeal about representing the cause. Stay updated on all immigration news and laws. Become active in political committees that best represent your personal convictions.