Category: Economics

US Immigration Policy on a Collision Course with the Economy

Immigration — the issue the president credits with propelling him to election — has now become a barrier to sustained economic growth. Falling numbers of undocumented workers – coupled with the administration’s agenda of decreased legal immigration, new impediments to…
Immigration, China Trade, Arctic Warming: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

1. President Trump vowed to block full funding for the government if Democrats refused to finance his border wall, in an unusual televised public sparring in the Oval Office, above. The testy back-and-forth with the Democratic congressional leaders, Representative Nancy…
How a Border Wall Would Hurt the U.S. Economy

When Donald Trump speaks of the Great Wall he would build between the United States and Mexico, he fails to account for a few inconvenient facts. For instance, there are millions of men, women, and children who live in communities…
Immigration is An Economic Necessity, Not a Threat

Recent actions against immigrants are deeply troubling and downright un-American. In the past two weeks alone, hardline anti-immigration rhetoric has reached a new extreme. First, thousands of military troops are being ordered to the border to “intercept” a so-called invasion…
How Changes in Immigration Policy Could Affect the Boston Economy

If there was one point that John Barros, Boston’s chief of economic development, wanted to make clear Wednesday, it was that immigrants make an enormous contribution to the economy. “Immigrants and immigration is not a displacement factor for Americans,” Barros…
The World’s First Immigration Economy

Since the global financial crisis of 2008 to 2009, the U.S. economy has chalked up nine years of solid growth. That’s 36 consecutive quarters of GDP moving in the right direction, which amounts to the second-longest run in U.S. history.…