Category: Economics

A Trip to Perry Brings Home Why We Need Immigration Reform

I went to Perry, Iowa (population 7,836) on Friday to help train a new news guy at Raccoon Valley Radio. Perry is about an hour and a half long drive away from home. I had planned to arrive mid-morning, but…
In Other Views: Immigration Through a New Lens

Border Patrol agents are stopping unauthorized migrants coming from Mexico at record levels. Little wonder more than half of Americans now say an “invasion” is underway at the southern border, according to a recent NPR/Ipsos poll. At the same time,…
Poll: People Across the Spectrum Support Immigration Rules to Keep Food Coming

With food prices skyrocketing, many factors have been blamed. They include disrupted exports of grain, fertilizer, and fuel because of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. They also include supply-chain disruptions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition,…
Dip In Immigration Seen Driving U.S. Inflation

Close to 15% of job openings that employ immigrant or foreign-born workers in the U.S. are still vacant, while the legal immigration system is in dire straits. From meat packing to home building to STEM professionals to nurses, the post-pandemic…
How Immigration Policy Impacts the Hospice Workforce

Current immigration policies are straining hospices’ ability to grow and retain their workforce amid widespread shortages. Immigrant workers help to fill some of the biggest areas of need in the hospice and palliative care labor supply. But national policies are…