Category: Economics

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.…
Trump’s Immigration Policies Threaten your Social Security

President Donald Trump came to power trumpeting his “America First” agenda. Yet his immigration policies are anything but. Indeed, the U.S. is composed of immigrants, natives, and their descendants. Stoking fear and anxiety about foreigners belies the inscription on the…
The Next Harmful Move Against H-1B Visas

Left to their own preferences, it seems Trump Administration officials would not allow any H-1B visa holders to work in the United States. For the past two years, every administration measure on high-skilled immigration has made life more difficult for…
Immigration is Vital to Boost Economic Growth

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Top C.E.O.s Denounce Trump Immigration Policy as Threat to U.S. Economy

Dozens of American business leaders are challenging the Trump administration over changes to immigration policy that they say threaten the livelihoods of thousands of their skilled foreign workers, and the nation’s economic growth and competitiveness as well. The executives, members…