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Administration Unveils Legislation That Cuts Legal Immigration in Half and Abandons Family Values

Administration Unveils Legislation That Cuts Legal Immigration in Half and Abandons Family Values

The administration revealed legislation this week that seeks to drastically reshape American immigration, moving away from the family based immigration tradition that has both shaped our immigration policies for centuries and promoted family reunification, towards one that reduces people to numbers and rankings through a narrow and rigid point system. The Reforming American Immigration for […]

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Why Immigration Helps African American Employment

Why Immigration Helps African American Employment

An old myth about African Americans and immigrants resurfaced on Monday thanks to a series of over-reactions to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) procurement order. In the complicated world of government procurement, the government has to plan for purchases far in advance, even if it ultimately doesn’t purchase everything on its list.  Consequently, […]

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Anti-Immigrant Group Repeatedly Blames Immigrants for Unemployment

Written by on September 11, 2014 in Immigration 101 with 3 Comments
Anti-Immigrant Group Repeatedly Blames Immigrants for Unemployment

According to anti-immigrant groups such as the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), every immigrant worker who enters the U.S. labor force is stealing a job from a native-born worker. In this view of the world, employment is a zero-sum game in which immigrants and the native-born compete for a fixed number of jobs. So it […]

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Our Immigration System Must Encourage Foreign Entrepreneurs to Invest in the U.S.

Our Immigration System Must Encourage Foreign Entrepreneurs to Invest in the U.S.

Immigrants started 33 percent of U.S. venture-backed companies between 2006 and 2012 that went public, according to a new report from the National Venture Capital Association. The report, however, also noted that there is no reliable immigration program for foreign entrepreneurs, who must surmount enormous legal difficulties in order to come here to create businesses […]

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New Study Shows How Native-Born Workers Benefit from Immigration

New Study Shows How Native-Born Workers Benefit from Immigration

One of the fears recurrently raised by those who oppose immigration is that inflows of immigrants negatively affect the native-born labor force in general, and less-educated working class individuals in particular. The idea upon which this assertion relies is that when less-educated workers immigrate into the host country, they systematically bring down the wages of […]

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs Grow Industries and Create Jobs

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Grow Industries and Create Jobs

As you might suspect, immigrant entrepreneurs are key drivers in the transportation, food and building services industries. And a recent report from the Immigrant Learning Center (ILC) shines a spotlight on immigrant entrepreneurship in these industries, with a particular geographic focus on Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania. Concerning the three industry areas, the ILC study […]

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A Small Step Toward Reform: Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Raise Per Country Immigration Caps

A Small Step Toward Reform: Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Raise Per Country Immigration Caps

An immigration bill introduced by Congressmen Lamar Smith and Jason Chaffetz and supported by Democrats may actually have a chance at passing in Congress. Scheduled for a mark up this week, the bill (H.R. 3012) would make small but significant changes to the way green cards are distributed by eliminating per country numerical limits on […]

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