In their paper, immigration scholars Pia Orrenius and Madeline Zavodny first discuss points-based and merit-based immigration reform proposals before detailing their limitations. Then the authors discuss a variety of auction systems and finally...
“Immigration is not just a link to America’s past; it’s also a bridge to America’s future”
– George H.W. Bush
Alexander Graham Bell immigrated to the US in 1871. Only five years later, he developed the first telephone and eventually the telecommunications company AT&T. Bell’s ideas about communications technology laid the groundwork for the internet and mobile phones. Even almost 150 years later, his impact on the modern age is clear. He illustrates the potential of immigrants to contribute to long-term economic growth through revolutionary innovations. Our research explores the role immigrants play in cultural and economic development, and how we can ensure our immigration system supports our communities, economy, and immigrants.
Recent Immigration research
This comment summarizes the proposed rule change, discusses the economic impacts of refugees, and then details research showing the risks of pushing refugees into black markets by making it harder for them to work legally.
Stringent Immigration Enforcement and the Mental Health and Health-Risk Behaviors of Hispanic Adolescent Students
This research demonstrates some of the unintended consequences that can be inflicted when immigration enforcement policies are not carefully crafted.
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