Immigration Law

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Trump’s anti-immigration policies continue to cost U.S. economy $9 billion a year
Posted on 1 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeff Brumley, May 31, 2022 "Trump-era refugee and asylum policies continue to rob the U.S. economy of $9.1 billion annually and deny all levels of American government more than $2 billion per year, according to new academic research. The study... Read More

Immigration Critics Wrong: Fewer Visas Did Not Help U.S. Workers
Posted on 3 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Feb. 3, 2022 "The number of new foreign-born workers in the United States declined because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but U.S. workers were not better off, according to new research . That refutes a long-held anti-immigration... Read More

The Economic Cost of the US-Mexico Border Slowdown
Posted on 7 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The Perryman Group, April 2019 "The current slowdown at the US-Mexico border is causing substantial economic harms. Trade volume has grown substantially, more than doubling over the past 20 years and up 55% between 2010 and 2018. During 2018, total... Read More

The Biggest Immigration Wave in US History Had Huge Economic Benefits, Study Shows
Posted on 29 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Carly Cassella, Science Alert, Mar. 18, 2019 "Over a hundred years ago, from 1850 to 1920, the United States of America experienced a wave of mass migration like never before - the highest levels in its history. While the topic of immigration remains... Read More

Texas Businesses File Pro-DACA Brief; Ending Program Would Cost Economy Billions
Posted on 25 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mark Curriden, Texas Lawbook, July 22, 2018 - "A federal lawsuit by Texas officials earlier this year seeking to order the end of the federal immigration program called the Deferred Act for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, will have "immediate,... Read More

Cleveland Fed President: USA Needs More Immigration to Save Economy
Posted on 20 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeff Cox, CNBC, Nov. 16, 2017 - "The U.S. economy faces higher deficits, reduced government benefits and near-zero interest rates unless policymakers act aggressively, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said Thursday. In a speech to the Cato... Read More

We Deported Half a Million People to Mexico in the 1930s. Did It Create Jobs?
Posted on 24 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This American Life, Dec. 21, 2017 - "For our recent shows about Albertville, Alabama, economist Giovanni Peri created a study for us to figure out if a wave of immigrants really did take American jobs and drive down wages. While we were working... Read More

The Immigration Effect
Posted on 20 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lena Groeger, ProPublica. July 19, 2017 - "There’s a Way for President Trump to Boost the Economy by Four Percent, But He Probably Won’t Like It. President Trump has promised to increase U.S. economic growth – in fact, he’s... 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

Debunking the Top Ten Arguments Against High-Skilled Immigration
Posted on 20 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, a vocal group of advocates insists that the United States does not face a shortage of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workers. The advocates argue incorrectly that high-skilled... Read More

H-1B Program’s Impact on Wages, Jobs, and the Economy
Posted on 3 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Every year, U.S. employers seeking highly skilled foreign professionals have rolled the dice on April 1 and submitted their applications for the limited pool of H-1B visas available each fiscal year. With only 65,000 visas available for new hires... Read More

Tags: economy , H-1B

Immigrant economic engine boosts Buffalo
Posted on 17 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

If it's good enough for hockey...
Posted on 17 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

It's the Economy, Stupid!
Posted on 13 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

No More Waiting on Legal Immigration
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As this article will show, an assertive President Obama, with his eyes transfixed on the reelection prize, can do much more to improve our immigration regulations and agency practices, which the President oversees through the Departments of... Read More