In this paper, economist Omid Bagheri examines if immigrants are a cheaper workforce than natives.
This piece summarizes research on the costs and benefits of using local and state law enforcement to carry out federal immigration policies.
In this paper, the authors explore Hurricane Maria’s economic effects on native earnings within the Orlando area.
Researchers examine whether occupational licensing improves the match between workers’ skills and those needed for their occupations.
The study shows that adopting welcoming policies towards immigrants increases VAWA self-petitions. Learn more about the research here.
This research paper examines how US employers use the H-1B visa program to find workers. Learn more about H1-B visas in the US.
What would happen if policymakers decided to provide a path to citizenship for all 11 million immigrants? What about deport all 11 million?
This working paper from Washington University's Yuki Otsu finds no evidence that sanctuary policies cause an increase in crime overall.
This essay discusses the positive-sum benefits of immigration and decentralized solutions to immigrant needs during COVID-19.
Examples that highlight the key role immigrants play in western countries and provide several important lessons for policy.
The United States will become stronger than ever, and far stronger than China, by embracing its heritage of exceptional openness.
To retain the gains from international trade, immigration, and global capital flows, we need to modernize economic policy to suit the current era.
Using data over 18 years, the study examines crime rates in Arizona before and after the passage of SB 1070. Learn more about the research here.
The United States should be a beacon of opportunity that welcomes talented, hard-working people, not one that closes its doors to foreigners.
Reform should expand immigration, not contract it. Immigration is advantageous to America's economic growth and to our role in a global recovery.
Economic integration and openness to foreign talent are a stronger path for long-term success as a country. See William Kerr's symposium contribution here.
One of the dangers of a crisis is that measures are initially put in place as temporary yet remain thereafter. It’s happened before.
The importance of immigrant entrepreneurs as firm founders and job creators has grown significantly over the last few decades.
Despite their distinct contributions to the economy during the pandemic, many immigrants have been largely excluded from CARES protections.
Researchers found that counties where more Danes migrated after 1880 then specialized in dairying and used more modern practices. Learn more here.
COVID-19 risks are generating fear and uncertainty, which may trigger further aversion to immigration and even more restrictive policies.
As we consider reforms to our immigration system, we should not be pushing away the very people who are saving lives.
America has been unique in being both the best country in the world to start a business and being relatively open to aspiring entrepreneurs.
The authors of this paper extend previous research by examining the effects of UILPs on insurance rates. Learn more about the research here.
In this paper, economists Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Monica Deza examine the effects of sanctuary policies on domestic violence.
In this research paper, Dr. Craig Palsson explores how the Haitian government invested in developing its capacity. Learn more about the research here.
In this paper, researchers examine if these partnerships between federal officials and local law enforcement are increasing public safety by reducing crime.
In this paper, immigration scholars discuss points-based and merit-based immigration reform proposals before detailing their limitations.
Research manager Josh Smith, and Innovation Fellow Katarina Hall comment on the unintended consequences of the suggested increase in wait time.
Stringent Immigration Enforcement and the Mental Health and Health-Risk Behaviors of Hispanic Adolescent Students
The authors of this paper investigate the impact of the enforcement of SB 1070 on the mental condition of Hispanic adolescents.