Tag: Immigration and Employment

Anti-Immigrant Group Repeatedly Blames Immigrants for Unemployment

Written by on September 11, 2014 in Myths, Nativists, Restrictionists with 2 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

Written by on June 6, 2013 in Business, Economics, Employment, Entrepreneurship with 3 Comments
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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