02/18/2013 10:04:11 AM EST
Facts Are Facts: Immigration Boosts the Economy, and the Border is Secure. Next?
"Giovanni Peri, an Italian-born economist at UC Davis, is quickly becoming one of the most important voices in America's immigration debate. Featured in the Wall Street Journal last week and cited often by the New York Times and others, Peri's work sheds light on the positive effects immigrant labor has had on America's workforce. A tall and youthful 42-year-old father of three, Peri is driven by neither a desire to close American borders nor a thirst to fling them open. His ideology is governed by facts. Somewhat like Nate Silver – the New York Times political blogger and numbers cruncher – Peri uses complex microdata to cut through emotional issues with statistical analyses that go against conventional wisdom." - Marcos Breton, Feb. 17, 2013.