Immigration Law

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Report: The Economic Impacts of Deporting Unauthorized Immigrants
Posted on 21 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ryan Edwards and Francesc Ortega, September 21, 2016 - "The main findings of this report are as follows: A policy of mass deportation would immediately reduce the nation’s GDP by 1.4 percent, and ultimately by 2.6 percent, and reduce... Read More

Report: Immigration Doesn’t Hurt Native Jobs or Wages in the U.S.
Posted on 21 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tessa Berenson, TIME Magazine, Sept. 21, 2106 - "Immigration has an overall positive impact on economic growth in the United States and has small-to-no effects on wages and employment for native-born workers, according to a new report. Prepared by... Read More

No DREAMers Left Behind: The Economic Potential of DREAM Act Beneficiaries
Posted on 1 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

The Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform
Posted on 17 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A benchmark immigration reform would raise the pace of economic growth by nearly a percentage point over the near term, raise GDP per capita by over $1,500 and reduce the cumulative federal deficit by over $2.5 trillion." - AAF, Apr. 9, 2013... Read More

The Immigration Windfall
Posted on 17 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[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... Read More

The Economic Impact of Immigrant-Related Local Ordinances
Posted on 24 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

David Brooks: Immigration is 'The Easy Problem'
Posted on 1 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Economic Benefits of Granting Deferred Action to DREAMers
Posted on 23 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Some worry that giving work permits to thousands of DREAMers will make a depressed job market even worse. Wrong. Here's why : The President’s deferred action initiative: gives beneficiaries the opportunity to increase their standard... Read More

DREAM Act Passage Could Generate Trillions For U.S. Economy
Posted on 1 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Transformation of a Town Underscores Immigrants’ Impact
Posted on 6 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"While there is considerable debate about whether increased immigration depresses wages on the low end of the pay scale, most experts say allowing more new immigrants and offering a more secure legal footing for workers who are currently in the country... Read More

Civil Rights Groups Target Alabama's Immigration Law
Posted on 1 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Opponents of Alabama's stringent immigration law said their next phase of attack will include a new legal challenge and a "public education" campaign targeting the state's tourism and auto industries. Wade Henderson, CEO of the... Read More

The Real Cost of a Closed Door Policy
Posted on 25 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[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... Read More

Five Things Economists Know About Immigration
Posted on 4 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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 ... Read More

International Students Boost State Economies by $21.81 Billion
Posted on 15 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Each November, NAFSA issues a report – including detailed state-by-state analysis – on the economic benefits of spending by international students and their dependents to the U.S. economy. The latest analysis shows that, during the 2011... Read More