Tag: immigration and the economy

Without Citizenship, Immigration Reformers Could be Leaving Dollars on the Table

Without Citizenship, Immigration Reformers Could be Leaving Dollars on the Table

While President Obama’s State of the Union Address will reportedly focus on income inequality in the United States, it is also a likely bet that he will address the economic benefit of immigration reform even as Republicans are finalizing their immigration principles. As conversations around immigration reform proposals forge ahead, the economic benefits of citizenship [...]

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Immigration Reform Fattens State Economies, Too

Written by on July 18, 2013 in Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Visas with 1 Comment
Immigration Reform Fattens State Economies, Too

“Should the United States be pro-immigrant?” asked Tax Watchdog Grover Norquist. “That’s like asking whether McDonald’s should make hamburgers. It’s made the United States work for several hundred years. It’s what’s made us different, what’s made us more successful,” said Norquist during a recent call summarizing a new report from Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) [...]

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Immigrants Add Billions to the Arkansas Economy

Immigrants Add Billions to the Arkansas Economy

A perennial question in the immigration debate is whether or not immigrants contribute more to the economy than they cost. That is, do they add more economically as workers, taxpayers, consumers, and entrepreneurs than they “consume” in public education, public healthcare, and public benefits? In some ways, this question is misleading. Education and healthcare are [...]

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New Research Casts Doubt Upon “Attrition Through Enforcement”

New Research Casts Doubt Upon “Attrition Through Enforcement”

Contrary to the expectations of anti-immigrant activists, unauthorized immigrants are not leaving the United States and returning home en masse in response to the onslaught of federal, state, and local immigration-enforcement initiatives in recent years. In fact, preliminary evidence indicates that unauthorized immigration to the United States from Mexico may be inching its way upward [...]

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Declining Cities Look to Immigrants to Revitalize Economies and Increase University Enrollment

Declining Cities Look to Immigrants to Revitalize Economies and Increase University Enrollment

In a recent speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg highlighted the vital role immigrants play in stimulating economic growth. Bloomberg called for immigration policies that “spur innovation, increase the number of entrepreneurs who start businesses here, and create jobs for Americans on every rung of the economic ladder.” [...]

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