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 287(g) programs and The Secure Communities Program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This study examines the relationship between increases in immigration and the stock prices of firms most likely to be affected by immigration.
This research examines how differences in immigration enforcement, at the city-level, determine the effects of enforcement on naturalization rates.
This research examines how immigrants, in particular, are impacted by occupational licensing rules in the US.
This research investigates where immigrants to the US choose to live and their impact on economic activity in cities across the US.