This Americas Society white paper provides the first comparative look at
the average economic effects of how restrictive versus non-restrictive
immigration-related city ordinances affect a city’s business
environment. In a context of high unemployment and lackluster business
"[C]losed-minded attitudes by many native-born Americans prevent us from
fully exploiting the opportunities presented by foreigners wanting only
an H1B visa to give this country the benefits of their skills, training,
education and network connections for the enrichment of all those
"The forlorn pundit doesn’t even have to make the humanitarian case that immigration reform would be a great victory for human dignity. The cold economic case by itself is so strong. Increased immigration would boost the U.S. economy. ... immigration reform is our best chance to increase America’s...
1. It’s really good for immigrants
2. It’s very good for the economy as a whole
3. It increases innovation
4. The typical native-born worker probably benefits
5. Low-skilled native workers probably don’t see any effect
- Dylan Matthews, Jan. 25, 2013 .
"[L]et's step back and consider the central question that's been debated since the great wave of Ellis Island immigrants a century ago: Do foreign newcomers contribute more to the economy than they cost? ... [T]he more important rebuttal [to restrictionists] is contained in a new study by...