Monthly Archives: October 2016


Download the “Immigrants in Our Midst” Flyer with Registration Link HERE!

US Legal Solutions is proud to support and participate in this important election year conference.  Registration is now open and can be accessed through the SIUE Illinois SBDC International Trade Center web site.  Download the Flyer linked above and follow the “Register Here” link.

This year the annual conference will be hosted at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville (SIUE) at the Business School’s Illinois SBDC International Trade Center located at the Morris Universtiy Center. The date will be November 4, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will focus on developing and unleashing the potential of full participation by aspiring new Americans in our community–the benefit to both the existing community as well as our new community

We are particularly excited to announce that the keynote lunch speaker for this conference will be Michel Waslin of the American Immigration Council.

Michel Waslin

Michele Waslin is a Senior Research and Policy Analyst at the American Immigration Council, where she had also worked from 2007-2012. Before returning to the Council, Michele worked at the Pew Charitable Trusts where she launched the Immigration and the States project focusing on the relationship between levels of government. She also previously served at the National Council of La Raza and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.

The American Immigration Council is located in Washington, D.C. and its Immigration Policy Center is a recognized national and international authority in the area of immigration policy research.  Among other contributions, it publishes state by state research on the economic impact of immigration, the costs of failing to reform our broken immigration system and the high economic cost that would be incurred by mass deportation.  You can see more of AIC’s and Ms. Waslin’s contributions here:

Illinois:   new_americans_in_illinois_2015  and illinois_infographic_2015

Missouri:  new_americans_in_missouri_2015 and missouri_infographic_2015_0

What is the Economic Cost of Deporting All Undocumented Immigrants? Written by Michele Waslin

or visit the American Immigration Council on the web by clicking here.

Each year, LRT brings together experts who work on the ground with immigrants on both sides of the river in our St. Louis Metropolitan area. In the past, speakers have covered interesting and engaging topics related to changing immigrant demographics, legal hot topics effecting immigrants as well as other important issues effecting the well being and success of new Americans in our region.

Don’t miss this engaging and important conference.  See you there!

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