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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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 […]
If you put all Americans in a bag, shake us up and pull one of us out, the odds are that you will pull out someone who identifies as white. That has held since the nation’s founding. However, sometime in the middle of this century — in a mere two decades — it will no […]
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 […]
I was 16 years old and my brother was 12 in 1961 when our parents put us on a secret nighttime flight from Cuba to Miami. They said someone would meet us at the Miami airport, but when we arrived, no one was there. Thankfully, a woman named Rosa offered to take us home. That act […]
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 […]
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 […]