Category: Economics

Donald Trump not Anti-Immigrant: Raj Shah

President Donald Trump is not anti-immigrant, a prominent Indian-American official in the White House has said after a Congressional panel passed a legislation that imposes more restrictions on the H-1B work visas, the most sought after by Indian IT professionals.…
Federal Reserve President Says Country Needs More Immigration to Save Economy

* The U.S. economy faces higher deficits, reduced government benefits and near-zero interest rates unless policymakers get their act together soon, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester says. * Mester also says government needs “policies that increase immigration, not reduce it,”…
How Immigrants Helped Boost American Jobs in the Midwest

At a time when anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies seem to be growing, immigrants in the United States continue to do what they have done for over a century—bring unique and vital experiences to the country that support our economy and…
Curbing Legal Immigration Hurts the Economy

During the 2016 Presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump frequently repeated a promise to achieve four percent GDP growth. This is an ambitious goal, so one would expect the Trump administration to increase its odds of success by implementing economic policies universally…
Trump’s Assault on Legal High-Skilled Immigration

The U.S. high tech sector is the envy of the world in no small part due to the contributions of immigrant scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs. Yet making their—and their employers’—lives miserable has become a top priority for the Trump administration.…
Apple, General Motors Join Group Lobbying for Immigrant ‘Dreamers’

The Coalition for the American Dream counts more than 60 businesses and organizations as members, according to a Thursday press release announcing the group’s launch. Reuters was first to report that the coalition was being formed, including top tech companies…
Immigration Economic Grant Awarded to Corpus Christi

A grant to develop strategies for integrating immigrants and international talent into the local job market to foster economic growth has been granted to the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The Gateways…
Expelling Immigrant Workers May Also Send Away the Work They Do

Few American industries are as invested in the decades-long political battle over immigration as agriculture. Paying low wages for backbreaking work, growers large and small have historically relied on immigrants from south of the Rio Grande. These days, over one-quarter…