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New Americans on Long Island: A Vital Sixth of the Economy

"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 .

Study Finds That Immigrants Are Central to Long Island Economy

"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 one immigrant adult was $98,000, compared with...

Economy batters citizen children of immigrants

"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 and Merced Community College. He has...

Rebooting the American Dream: The Role of Immigration in a 21st Century Economy

"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 .

STUDY FINDS IMMIGRATION CREATES JOBS FOR U.S. WORKERS

"The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Partnership for a New American Economy today released a report analyzing the impact of immigration on the American economy. The nationwide study, based on a multi-year statistical analysis, offers new evidence that immigrants create jobs for American...

If it's good enough for hockey...

"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 that and apply it to competing as a country...

Immigrant economic engine boosts Buffalo

"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 tend to be deeply entrepreneurial, solution...

No More Waiting on Legal Immigration

"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 Homeland Security, State, Justice and Labor. With...

Immigration Helps US City Economies and Labor Markets, S&P Says

"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 notion that immigrants bring down a city’s...

Why America Needs Immigrants: Legrain

"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 against people on the basis of where they...

Midwest Farm Town, Transformed by Immigration, Thrives

" Beardstown lost population from 1980 to 2000, from 7,232 to 5,766, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But it grew from 2000 to 2010, back up to 6,123. Blacks increased from 52 to 360, while the number of Latinos grew from 1,032 to 1,994. The number of whites fell from 5,233 in 2000 to 4,576...

It's the Economy, Stupid!

"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 a humanitarian one. Having an adequate set of immigration...

Amnesty Will Boost The Economy And Reduce Crime, So Just Get Over It!

"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 of industries competitive, such as agriculture and...

Legalization Would Boost Economy by $1.4 Trillion: Study

" Attention Congress: A partial solution to improving the economy may actually be buried within another political battle all together. Granting undocumented immigrants immediate citizenship would add $1.4 trillion to economic growth, increase tax revenues by $184 billion and create 203,000 jobs...

Visa Pinch Cramps Colorado Economy

"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 to deliver them. A dearth of bilingual ski...

H-1B Program’s Impact on Wages, Jobs, and the Economy

"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 - and 20,000 additional visas for foreign professionals...

Debunking the Top Ten Arguments Against High-Skilled Immigration

"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 immigration is not only unnecessary but is actually...

Legal Immigration Benefits Economy: Expert

" 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, both unskilled and skilled, actually add jobs to...