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The Coalition highlights selected news and opinion pieces that contribute to the dialogue on immigration issues. We do not necessarily endorse the views of the authors.

(OPINION) What It Is That Makes Immigrants Such Good Entrepreneurs?

The crucial entrepreneurial role immigrants play in the economy is something I’ve touched on a number of times before. For instance, I wrote recently about the importance of immigrants for jobs after new research from Kellogg School of Management showed that immigrants actually create a huge number of jobs by virtue of their entrepreneurial abilities. Wharton research further elaborates on this point […]

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(OPINION) Manufacturers Can Leverage Immigration to Fill Labor Gaps, Address Prevailing Skills Shortage

The United States is facing an unprecedented labor shortage. How can U.S. manufacturers’ labor shortage be solved with immigration? In June 2021, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released the America Works Report, which is based on an analysis of more than 20 years of federal jobs and employment data. Among the findings is that there are […]

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(NEWS) Economists urge Democratic leaders to pass immigration revamp in budget reconciliation bill

A group of economists urged congressional leadership to add a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants to a budget reconciliation bill, arguing that it would bolster the US economy, according to a letter obtained by CNN. The more than 50 economists, including former President Barack Obama’s top economic adviser Jason Furman, cited research and studies […]

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(OPINION) Plan Z for Immigration: Delegating immigration authority to the States

A moral failing and a national shame.” During his 2020 campaign, that was how Joe Biden characterized America’s immigration policies in the Trump era. On his first day in office, the new president announced an ambitious reform. The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 would include a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. It would raise […]

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(OPINION) The U.S. needs this job-creating visa option for immigrant entrepreneurs

Congress recently passed a budget resolution that allocates $107 billion to fund immigration reforms. To maximize returns on this significant investment, Congress should create new opportunities for foreign-born entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses in the U.S.  We know the long odds for immigrant innovators—because we faced them ourselves. Growing up in Brazil, America was a land […]

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