Category: Economics

Google To Pay DACA Fees For Hundreds As Programs Face Legal Threats

Google’s philanthropic arm plans to spend nearly $250,000 to cover application fees for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children who are seeking protection from deportation under an Obama-era program. Google.org announced Wednesday it would donate the money to…
Trump Immigration Policies Have Negative Impact on Economy

President Trump’s four-year crusade against immigration has pushed the number of foreign workers and other immigrants arriving on American shores down to the lowest level in decades. That’s pleased Trump’s supporters, but it will almost certainly cost the nation dearly…
Want to Defeat Coronavirus Protect Legal Immigration

President Trump initially kept reasonable travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but with the virus spreading inside the United States, he is already shifting from minimizing its threat — his first instinct — to use it to…
Trump is Hurting The Economy By Linking Coronavirus to Immigration

Citing the coronavirus as the reason, the Trump administration may impose even more immigration restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico border. It may sound like a reasonable step to help contain the disease, but it’s not: Canada has about 10 times the…
How Immigrants Keep U.S. Heartland Cities Afloat

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – One evening last fall, Jawad Rahimi held forth in his downtown bodega as a steady stream of hockey fans en route to a St. Louis Blues game mingled with his neighborhood regulars. A native of Afghanistan…
Critics Charge Slow Immigration Processing Nets USCIS Billions In Fees

Due to long processing times, since 2014 companies have been forced to pay $2.4 billion in “premium processing” fees to ensure their business immigration cases are decided within a reasonable time. Critics say U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has…
Immigration to America is down. Wages are up

In both 2018 and 2019 nominal wages rose by more than 3%, the fastest growth since before the recession a decade ago. Americans at the bottom of the labour market are doing especially well. In the past year the wages…