Archive | News & Opinion

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.

(NEWS) One Million International Students Contributed $40 Billion To U.S. Economy

Over one million international students contributed $40.1 billion to the U.S. economy in the 2022-2023 academic year, marking a significant 19 percent increase compared to the previous academic year, according to data from NAFSA: Association for International Educators in Washington, DC. Even though the economic benefit remains below the peak of nearly $40.5 billion set in the […]

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(NEWS) National Chamber of Commerce meeting discusses how immigration is a solution to workforce challenges

As the national workforce shortage persists and is further exacerbated by the nation’s large aging population moving into retirement, businesses across the country are seeking solutions to address workforce needs and fill open positions. Many chambers of commerce have continued to present a solution: modernizing an outdated immigration system to better meet the needs of the local, […]

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(OPINION) Large-scale immigration — likely from Africa — is the only thing that can prevent Europe from becoming an empty amusement park

This time of year, the days in Ferrara, a slightly out-of-the-way medieval castle town in northern Italy that I visited in late September, have a charming monotony to them. In the warmth of early fall mornings, tourists from other parts of Italy as well as further afield in Europe circle around the 14th-century castle’s moat […]

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(OPINION) Immigration And Diverse Populace Made America An Innovation Superpower

New research shows immigration and a diverse population propelled America’s rise as a superpower in innovation. The study examined surnames, counties and patents from the 1850s to the 1940s to reach its findings. The research, bolstered by other recent studies, shows increasing immigration likely enhances innovation, productivity growth and labor force growth—essential elements to raising economic growth […]

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(OPINION) As the U.S. birth rate falls, immigration reform may be ‘the answer hiding in plain sight,’ analyst says

As the U.S. fertility rate continues to fall, there are growing concerns about the long-term economic impact: A smaller population means less tax revenue, which could reduce funding for programs such as Social Security and Medicare. But immigration policy reform could be one solution, some experts say. The U.S. birth rate fell slightly in 2022 compared with 2021, […]

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(OPINION) Michael Bloomberg Urges Biden and Congress to Fix the Immigration Crisis in Our Cities

Our long-broken immigration system has now become a full-blown crisis with the collapse of the asylum process. The Biden administration has failed to address the steep price many cities are paying for a system they didn’t create and borders the cities don’t control. The White House ought to recognize the political damage the crisis will […]

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(OPINION) Looking for an immigration bill that can pass? It’s health care

In a surprise turn of events this month, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) derailed a Judiciary Committee hearing on banned books to talk about immigration. His calls were promptly echoed by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.). Despite this bipartisan signaling, the Senate Judiciary hasn’t marked up a single immigration bill in years. With border issues, parole and DACA firmly […]

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