Immigration Law

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Why America Needs Immigrants: Legrain
Posted on 10 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Economy batters citizen children of immigrants
Posted on 31 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Legal Immigration Benefits Economy: Expert
Posted on 28 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Legal immigration has benefited the economy overall, said Stephen Yale-Loehr , a Cornell University Law School professor who works on immigration and asylum law. A 2011 report from the American Enterprise Institute found that temporary workers... Read More

New Americans on Long Island: A Vital Sixth of the Economy
Posted on 28 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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 . Read More

Study Finds That Immigrants Are Central to Long Island Economy
Posted on 28 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Rebooting the American Dream: The Role of Immigration in a 21st Century Economy
Posted on 9 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The first step in reforming our immigration system is to understand the basic facts surrounding the debate. This report seeks to answer some basic questions about the role of immigration in today’s economy." - IPC, Nov. 8, 2011 . Read More

Amnesty Will Boost The Economy And Reduce Crime, So Just Get Over It!
Posted on 14 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Visa Pinch Cramps Colorado Economy
Posted on 30 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Among the issues raised by Colorado business leaders: The shortage of farm workers caused growers to lose thousands of dollars when squash and peppers went unpicked last fall. Unanswered ads for ranch hands meant calves died because no one was available... Read More

Lessons From the Immigration Histories of Midwestern Cities
Posted on 20 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CCGA, Sept. 18, 2017 - "Cities of the American Midwest were largely built by immigration. Immigrants and their children were a key component of the population growth these cities experienced in the early decades of the last century. In the 1920s... 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

Immigration Helps US City Economies and Labor Markets, S&P Says
Posted on 20 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"With immigration on the minds of many voters in the run-up to this November’s presidential election, the U.S.-based financial services company Standard & Poor’s released Thursday some surprising information. The widely-held... Read More