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The cure for US job woes: More immigrants

"Radically increasing the number of immigrants – from the highly skilled professional to the seasonal agricultural field hand – is the solution to the US economy's dismal inability to create jobs. That's the conclusion of a new study released not by what one rabid right-wing...

No DREAMers Left Behind: The Economic Potential of DREAM Act Beneficiaries

"This study aims to measure the economic impact of integrating these youths into the national economy, through the DREAM Act, by calculating their income over a 40-year period. ... In the No DREAMers Left Behind scenario, 2.1 million undocumented immigrants would become legalized and generate approximately...

DREAM Act Passage Could Generate Trillions For U.S. Economy

"A new study from researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles found that passage of the DREAM Act and inclusion of students in U.S. educational and professional institutions could generate between $1.4 and $3.6 trillion (current) dollars in the next 40 years , based on the...

Alabama immigration crackdown costing state billions: study

"Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigrants, widely seen as the toughest in the United States, could cost the state's economy up to $10.8 billion, according to a new study . The Alabama law, passed in June, requires police to detain people they suspect of being in the U...

Alabama's Job-Killing Immigration Law

"Alabama’s harsh immigration law has stirred controversy since it went into effect in September. The statute, which among other things requires police to question people they suspect of being in the U.S. illegally, has prompted thousands of immigrants to flee the state. The law’s...

REPORT FINDS BIOMETRIC ID CARD COULD COST TAXPAYERS AT LEAST $40 BILLION

"A new report, released by the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law & Social Policy at UC Berkeley School of Law, is a first-ever in-depth analysis of the costs of establishing a biometric employment identity card. Hard to BELIEVE: The High Cost of a Biometric Identity Card finds...

Immigration Has Decreased Crime, Upped Home Values in Southern California, New Study Shows

"A new study of Southern California trends to be released next week shows immigration has meant less crime and stable home values in the region. The finding is one of many from a new University of California Irvine report. The first Southern California Regional Progress Report looks at how ...

Legalization Would Boost Economy by $1.4 Trillion: Study

" Attention Congress: A partial solution to improving the economy may actually be buried within another political battle all together. Granting undocumented immigrants immediate citizenship would add $1.4 trillion to economic growth, increase tax revenues by $184 billion and create 203,000 jobs...

Immigrants Create Medicare Surplus: Study

" Immigrants have contributed billions of dollars more to Medicare in recent years than the program has paid out on their behalf, according to a new study, a pattern that goes against the notion that immigrants are a drain on federal health care spending. The study , led by researchers at Harvard...

Study: Latinos Learn English Faster Than Past Immigrants

"Many who oppose high levels of Latino immigration argue that these new immigrants don't learn English as quickly as prior waves of European immigrants did. A series of new studies, however, reveals a different picture. Latinos are doing pretty well at learning English, especially when compared...

Migrants Not Deterred by Arrest, Jail: Study

"Neither the threat of arrest nor punishment may significantly deter Mexicans from trying to enter the United States illegally, according to a new USC Gould School of Law study that was published in the August issue of the American Sociological Review. The study examined a variety of economic...

Study Offers a Picture of DACA Applicants

"A new study by the Brookings Institution presents what the group calls “an emerging portrait” of young immigrants who have sought a temporary reprieve from deportation under a year-old program that is one of President Obama’s signature immigration initiatives. The study shows...

Study Charges Orange County Probation With Unlawful ICE Referrals

"A new report from the UC Irvine School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic (IRC) blasts the Orange County Probation Department (OCPD) for its collaboration with federal immigration officials. The "Second Chances for All" study released today comes just days after activists shut down the entrance...

New Research: House and Senate Could Be Positioned for Agreement on Legalization of the Unauthorized Immigrants

"While a potential House approach on legalization would allow fewer unauthorized immigrants to gain lawful permanent residence than Senate bill S. 744, it could form the basis for an agreement on immigration reform, according to a new analysis by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP...

Federal Public Defender System for Immigration Court Would Pay for Itself

"On Friday, the New York City Bar Association plans to release a study contending that cost should not be an obstacle to the creation of a public defender system, paid for by the federal government, for indigent immigrants facing deportation. The 37-page study was conducted by NERA Economic Consulting...

UTEP Study on UACs

National Center for Border Security and Immigration, The University of Texas at El Paso Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Project, March 20, 2014 .

Deportations Have 'No Observable Effect' on Crime Rate

"Six years after the federal government opened an immigration enforcement program intended to improve public safety, deporting hundreds of thousands of people, many of them convicted criminals, a new study has concluded that the program has had “no observable effect on the overall crime rate...

Paths to Lawful Immigration Status: Results and Implications from the PERSON Survey

"Anecdotal evidence suggests that a significant percentage of unauthorized immigrants are potentially eligible for some sort of immigration relief, but they either do not know it or are not able to pursue lawful immigration status for other reasons. However, no published study that we are aware...

Dramatic Drop in Immigration From Mexico to US - Study

"Even as immigration remains a hot topic in the U.S. presidential campaign, the number of people emigrating from Mexico to the United States, legally and illegally, has dropped sharply in recent years, research published Wednesday shows. Demographers at the University of Texas San Antonio and...

Legal Representation Saves Lives - Study

"Detainees represented by the surveyed nonprofits won their deportation cases 83% of the time. This success rate stands in stark contrast to the results of the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) study, in which detained individuals without counsel only prevailed 7% of the time."...