Category: Economics

Immigration Drives Fastest Canadian Population Growth Since 1971

An influx of immigrants and non-permanent residents boosted Canada’s population by 0.6% in the third quarter, the biggest increase in records dating back almost five decades. The country’s population grew by 208,234 in the July to September period, with some…
Cutting Immigration Won’t Help Texas Economy

It’s well known that if Texas were a nation state, it would boast the world’s 10th largest economy. What’s lesser known is that, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2018 Texans exported nearly $316 billion in goods and commodities…
How Governments Use Immigration to Boost Their Economies

Governments the world over are grappling with how to make immigration work for their economies without fanning political flames. Nativism helped crystallize support for Brexit in the U.K. and almost cost German Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term. President Trump…
Sharp Cuts in Immigration Threaten U.S. Economy and Innovation

The long-run health of the United States economy is in serious danger from a self-inflicted wound: the Trump administration’s big cuts in immigration. The latest data indicate that immigration to the United States fell 70 percent last year to only…
Fed’s Evans Says Limits on Trade, Immigration Could Slow U.S. Growth

DETROIT (Reuters) – Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans on Wednesday said that not only is trade policy uncertainty slowing U.S. business investment decisions, limits on trade and immigration could mean slower potential economic growth overall. Evans, who supported…
Social Security and Immigration: Setting the Record Straight

Ready or not, folks, we’re less than 15 months away from the 2020 elections. And while there are a number of hot-button topics for candidates from both parties to discuss, the future of Social Security, and how immigration impacts our…
Immigrant-owned Businesses Contribute Billions to U.S. Economy

Immigrants in the U.S. are twice as likely to start businesses as their native counterparts for a myriad of reasons, generating at least $1 trillion in annual sales revenue, per the New American Economy (NAE). Driving the news: President Trump…
Employees Revolt Over Immigration

Employees at several big companies, including Google and Whole Foods, are revolting against their bosses for accepting work from government agencies that enforce the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Why it matters: The immigration debate has become so polarizing under President…