Immigration Law

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Report: No Evidence Foreign Students Reduce Job Opportunities for U.S. Workers
Posted on 12 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NFAP, Mar. 5, 2019 "New research from a former Federal Reserve Bank economist finds no evidence that foreign students participating in Optional Practical Training (OPT) reduce job opportunities for U.S. workers, according to a new report released... 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

Wharton (Trump's Alma Mater) Says RAISE Act Would Gut 4.6M Jobs, Reduce GDP
Posted on 11 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Patrick Gillespie and Tal Kopan, CNN Money, Aug. 10, 2017 - "In a report published Thursday , the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School said the immigration plan, dubbed the RAISE Act, would result in 4.6 million lost jobs by the year 2040... Read More

Debunking the Myth of the Job-Stealing Immigrant
Posted on 24 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[I]mmigration is the greatest example of our faulty thinking, a shortsightedness that hurts others while simultaneously hurting ourselves. The State Department issues fewer than half a million immigrant visas each year. Using the 7 percent figure... Read More

The AAO is Hiring Appeals Officers: $107,325 to $139,523 / Per Year
Posted on 8 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Short fuse! Application window closes Friday, June 12, 2015. Job Title: APPEALS OFFICER Department: Department of Homeland Security Agency: Citizenship and Immigration Services Job Announcement Number:CIS-PJN-1422318-AAO SALARY RANGE: ... Read More

Tags: AAO , Appeals , jobs , hiring

VSC to Add 150 New Jobs
Posted on 5 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"More than 150 new federal jobs are coming to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration and Service (USCIS) Service Center. Dan Renaud, head of the Vermont Service Center, which has offices in St. Albans and Essex, said the additional full-time positions... Read More

Tags: jobs , vsc

Foreign-Born Wage and Salary Workers in the US Labor Force and Unions
Posted on 4 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This Spotlight looks at the available data on immigrant workers and unions, highlighting variations in union representation rates of immigrant workers across certain sectors." Jeanne Batalova, Migration Policy Institute, Sept. 2011 ... Read More

The Great Overseas Jobs Creator
Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"...We now need one US Senator to simply let the issue run its course. Mr. Grassley should not be demonized for his position on business based immigration policies, nor should this debate be any more acerbic than in previous years. He is... Read More

Alabama's Job-Killing Immigration Law
Posted on 14 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Alabama immigration crackdown costing state billions: study
Posted on 2 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

America’s Tradition of Rewarding Talent: The Case For an Immigrant Entrepreneur Visa
Posted on 21 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Startup businesses are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, introducing new ideas and innovations, and bringing competition that can improve productivity, aid consumers and provide new opportunities for both investors and workers. However, U.S. immigration... Read More

Immigration Reform Advocates Hit The Hill With Studies
Posted on 6 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Eager to revive House GOP interest in immigration reform before the August congressional recess, advocates for reform put out a slew of new studies Thursday. One posits that the short supply of H-1B temporary workers negatively affects tech job... Read More

Tags: tech , reform , jobs , studies

Closing Economic Windows: How H-1B Visa Denials Cost U.S.-Born Tech Workers Jobs and Wages During the Great Recession
Posted on 5 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The results of our analysis are clear. Cities whose employers faced large numbers of denials in the H-1B visa lotteries experienced considerably less job creation and wage growth for American-born computer workers in the two years that followed... Read More

Tags: tech , denials , H-1B , jobs , peri

Steve Case: Want More Jobs? Let In More Immigrants!
Posted on 12 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"For a country trying to recover from the deepest recession in generations, we're undermining our economic competitiveness when we make it harder, not easier, for talented immigrants to stay here and contribute to our economy. This has to change... Read More

Tags: immigrants , jobs

Immigrant Entrepreneur Gets Visa After 'World News' Story
Posted on 3 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On Tuesday "World News" shared the story of Amit Aharoni , an Israeli national and a graduate of Stanford Business School, who secured $1.65 million in venture capital funding with two cofounders to launch CruiseWise.com , an online... Read More