Immigration Law

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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

Record $2.8M Settlement Reached in Nevada H-2A Lawsuit: Rivera Rivera v. Peri & Sons Farms, Inc.
Posted on 17 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Law360, Dec. 16, 2015 - "A Nevada federal judge signed off Tuesday on a $2.8 million settlement between an onion farm and H-2A visa workers who claimed they had been shorted on pay and weren’t reimbursed for travel and immigration-related expenses... Read More

$2.3M Back Wages to be Paid to H-2A Workers, Plus $500K Civil Money Penalty
Posted on 12 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Yerington, Nev.-based onion grower Peri & Sons has agreed to pay a record total of $2,338,700 in back wages to 1,365 workers, along with a civil money penalty of $500,000, for violations under the H-2A program. U.S. Department of Labor Administrative... Read More

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

Could a Visa Auction Fix Immigration?
Posted on 19 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The plan would go like this: Companies that want to hire immigrants would bid for a number of visas made available by Congress. They could trade or resell the permits. Immigrants could move between companies as needed. This plan -- which would... Read More

Facts Are Facts: Immigration Boosts the Economy, and the Border is Secure. Next?
Posted on 18 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Giovanni Peri, an Italian-born economist at UC Davis, is quickly becoming one of the most important voices in America's immigration debate. Featured in the Wall Street Journal last week and cited often by the New York Times and others, Peri's... Read More