"Immigrants—documented and undocumented combined—make up 16 percent of the population of Long Island, and account for 17 percent of total economic output." - Fiscal Policy Institute, Oct. 2011 .
"Immigrants, those who are here legally and illegally, are important
contributors to the economy on Long Island and are a relatively affluent
group, according to a report to be released on Thursday. The
median income for a family with at least one immigrant adult was
$98,000, compared with...
"Harvesting cantaloupes for $8.25 an hour isn't the job that Romero, 28,
dreamed of as a child. Born in Newark, N.J., to immigrant parents from
El Salvador, he graduated from high school and has taken classes at the
Art Institute of Philadelphia
and Merced Community College. He has...
"The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Partnership for a New American Economy today released a report analyzing the impact of immigration on the American economy. The nationwide study, based on a multi-year statistical analysis, offers new evidence that immigrants create jobs for American...
"Americans understand in professional sports you want to build
the most powerful team on the planet to compete. The NBA is 20 percent
foreign-born, major league baseball one third and hockey 80 percent. We
understand that image. How do we take that and apply it to competing as
"The foreign-born population of the Buffalo Niagara region has grown
by 25 percent in the past 10 years, and it's showing on the local
business landscape with a jolt of energy and creativity that could have
long lasting impact. "Immigrants tend to be deeply entrepreneurial, solution...
"It is no longer acceptable to discriminate against people on the
basis of a whole range of characteristics that they happen to be born
with, notably their gender, their race and their sexuality. So why is it
still deemed acceptable to discriminate against people on the basis of
"It makes sense to view immigration reform as a human rights issue, and one that should be seen through the lens of this country’s principles and values. But it is wrong to see it as only that. Because this is not just a political matter or a humanitarian one. Having an adequate set of immigration...
"Throughout the country, foreign-born newcomers have revived beaten-down neighborhoods as immigrant entrepreneurs have opened small businesses and immigrant families have put down stakes. Immigrant workers have played a vital role keeping a number of industries competitive, such as agriculture and...