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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...

NCCI’s State of the Workers’ Compensation Line 2012: The Struggle Continues

By John Stahl, Esq. The State of the Workers’ Compensation Line 2012 presentation at the National Council on Compensation Insurance Holdings. Inc.’s , (NCCI) 2012 Annual Issue Symposium discussed trends in workers’ compensation insurance premiums, claims frequency, and related statistics...

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...

Medical Costs Impact Workers’ Compensation Premiums Less Than Widely Believed

It’s the Labor Market, Stupid A significant flaw regarding how many experts have analyzed factors that determined the economic costs of workers’ compensation insurance coverage was that these professionals limited their scope to the long list of usual suspects, which included pill mills...

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...

EPA Announces It Will Release New Guidelines on Vehicle MPG Ratings

The EPA announced, on February 23, 2015, that it will release new guidelines for vehicle fuel economy testing. The new guidelines will apply next year and will address how vehicles should be prepared and broken in before fuel economy testing. The testing for fuel economy has not been updated in ten years...

What’s Really Behind the Decline in Workers’ Comp Claim Rates?

New study suggests improved safety is only partially the answer given the considerable shift of care from workers’ comp to private insurance coverage Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is the co-author of Larson’s...

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...

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...

The Immigration Effect

Lena Groeger, ProPublica. July 19, 2017 - "There’s a Way for President Trump to Boost the Economy by Four Percent, But He Probably Won’t Like It. President Trump has promised to increase U.S. economic growth – in fact, he’s banking on it. The budget he proposed to Congress...

Ending DACA Could Cost States Billions of Dollars

Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Tom Jawetz, and Angie Bautista-Chavez,July 21, 2017, CAP - "If DACA ends—whether because the administration accedes to the demands of DACA opponents or the initiative is enjoined by a federal court—hundreds of thousands of young people will be forced out of the...

Immigrants Needed to Bolster Midwest Economy: Report

Chicago Council, Aug. 24, 2017 - "The leisure and hospitality sector is a crucial part of the Midwest economy. Its vitality increasingly depends on immigrant workers and entrepreneurs, as US-born workers—with increasingly higher levels of education and shifting professional interests—seek...

Lessons From the Immigration Histories of Midwestern Cities

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, however, the federal government essentially shut...

Cleveland Fed President: USA Needs More Immigration to Save Economy

Jeff Cox, CNBC, Nov. 16, 2017 - "The U.S. economy faces higher deficits, reduced government benefits and near-zero interest rates unless policymakers act aggressively, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said Thursday. In a speech to the Cato Institute in Washington, Mester painted a bleak...