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Local Authors to Speak About Why Immigrants Are Driving the New Economy

Posted Oct, 11, 2010

The authors of Immigrant, Inc., Richard T. Herman and Robert L. Smith, of Cleveland, will discuss and sign their book at the Gerald H. Read's Center for International and Intercultural Education Global Friday session on October 15, 2010 from 12 to 1 p.m. in 200 White Hall.

Immigrant, Inc.: Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Driving the New Economy discusses how immigrants have become America's competitive advantage in a global economy and warns of the perils of losing that advantage, especially as the nation seeks to pull out of the recession. Consider that immigrants have become more likely than native-born Americans to earn an advanced degree, to invent something and to be awarded a U.S. Patent. Herman and Smith will discuss an immigrant's culture of entrepreneurship that stems from education, thrift, family loyalty and ambition.

Herman is the founder of the Cleveland immigration and business law firm, Herman & Associates. Smith is a veteran Journalist who covers international and immigration issues for The Plain Dealer.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Dr. Linda Robertson in the Center for International and Intercultural Education at