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Immigration Economy

White House: Immigration Steps Would Boost GDP

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's moves on immigration would expand the labor force and increase worker productivity, according to a White ...

Economic Hard Times Slow U.S. Diversity Trend

Pew Stateline | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

By Tim Henderson, Staff Writer For Pew Stateline America continues to grow more diverse, but the trend has slowed as the sluggish economy has depre...

5 Ways Immigrants Make Cities More Economically Competitive

AS/COA | Posted 01.30.2014 | Latino Voices

Even with the uncertainty over the fate of comprehensive immigration reform in Congress this spring, immigrants continue to be the economic engine of ...

How To Defend Immigration Reform To Your Friends, In 2 Charts

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business

You’re at a party. Some guy starts ranting about how immigration reform is going to totally wreck the economy. It’s time to think fast. What do yo...

Immigration Reform: A Major Opportunity to Advance America's National Interest

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Lee H. Hamilton

From an economic and cultural standpoint, the advantages to good immigration policy far outweigh the disadvantages. This is not to say, however, that immigration isn't an extremely complicated matter.

Immigration Reform Should Address Why People Leave

Andrew Wainer | Posted 09.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Andrew Wainer

Even as policymakers attempt to fix what everyone agrees is a broken immigration system, the proposed legislative solutions overlook one of the system's most important moving parts -- the economic hardship in immigrants' home countries that drives them to seek work here.

Katy Hall

LOOK: Immigration Reform Is Economic Reform | Katy Hall | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

One way to reduce the federal deficit: make U.S. citizenship possible for millions of undocumented immigrants, according to a new report from the Cong...

Jeb Bush Makes Major Claim About Immigration

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told religious conservatives Friday that the future of the nation's economy depends upon immigrants in...

Why Immigration Reform Is Good for Translation, Just Not for the Reasons You Think

Nataly Kelly | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Nataly Kelly

How does immigration boost the economy? There are many reasons, but the short answer is that immigration adds more people who in turn spend more money. Businesses benefit from this spending, a fact reflected in the larger economy.

Immigration Reform To Boost U.S. In Surprising Way

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business

* Overhaul could boost housing, productivity, tax revenue * Reforms could boost growth 0.8 pct point a year-economist * ...

Obama Immigration Reform Not Enough To Boost Economic Growth

Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

Last week, the Obama administration reignited the immigration debate with a modest effort to accomplish some of the goals of the DREAM legislation...

UK Debate Sheds Light on the Impact of Immigration on the Economy

Daniel Costa | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Daniel Costa

The U.K.'s Migration Advisory Committee study reveals the mounting evidence that the United States needs to continually adjust employment-based migration levels so that they are higher when the economy is growing and lower when it is stagnant or shrinking.