Category: Economics

Immigrant-Friendly Policies Make Most Whites Feel Welcomed, Too

Only Caucasian conservatives feel uncomfortable in a state that welcomes immigrants. Immigration policy in the US has grown increasingly contentious, seemingly pitting different communities and ideologies against each other. But a new study suggests that a large majority of Americans…
Without Immigration Progress, America Loses Big

(CNN) After months of delay and distraction, Washington is finally grappling with the question of immigration reform, and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in particular. The struggle has many people talking about a potential government shutdown. DACA employees boost…
Corporate America Warns Trump Over Immigration Policy

Corporate America has fired a warning shot at President Donald Trump on immigration, telling the White House that moves threatening the legal status of 1m US immigrants are a danger to economic growth. The message from Tom Donohue, head of…
From Apple to Koch, Big Businesses Say Trump is Wrong on Immigration

America’s biggest businesses — from Apple to Koch Industries — have cheered President Trump’s tax plan and his push to rollback regulations, but they say Trump is wrong on immigration. Throwing a million immigrant workers out of this country, as…
Commentary: Raise Florida Wages by Limiting Low-Skilled Immigration

Florida’s economy is booming, but workers aren’t noticing much difference in their paychecks. Average earnings in Florida remained flat between 2005 and 2015 after adjusting for inflation. Congress is considering a bill that could boost wages. The RAISE Act, introduced…