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The Economic Impact of Immigrant-Related Local Ordinances

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 unemployment and lackluster business growth, along...

The Real Cost of a Closed Door Policy

"[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 connections for the enrichment of all those living...

David Brooks: Immigration is 'The Easy Problem'

"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 reform is our best chance to increase America’s...

Five Things Economists Know About Immigration

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 - Dylan Matthews, Jan. 25, 2013 .

The Immigration Windfall

"[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 [to restrictionists] is contained in a new study by...

Report: Immigration Doesn’t Hurt Native Jobs or Wages in the U.S.

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 the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering...