Category: Economics

Immigration Can Continue To Make America Great, If We Let It!

At a recent event, one of my former high school classmates who today is a distinguished Stanford University professor asked me whether there was much immigration legal work in Pittsburgh.  He then commented that 80 percent of his graduate students…
We Do Not Come Empty-Handed: The Economic Case for Immigrants

America has succeeded, and achieved its present position of global dominance, because it has always been good at importing the talent it needs. Immigrants are 14% of the U.S. population, but they started a quarter of all new businesses and…
How Trump’s New Immigration Plan Could Hurt the Economy

Last week, the White House announced the outlines of a plan that would revamp the country’s legal immigration system, cutting back family-based immigration in favor of “merit-based” immigration. Under that system, the US would prioritize high-skilled immigrants with college degrees who…
Yes, All Immigrants – Even Undocumented – Pay Billions in Taxes Each Year

Immigrants—both documented and undocumented—contribute billions of dollars in taxes to the United States every year. Immigrants who are authorized to work in the United States file the same taxes as any U.S.-native including local, state, and federal taxes. Unauthorized immigrants pay…