National

Thinking Ahead About Our Immmigrant Future: New Trends and Mutual Benefits in Our Aging Society

Report Author: 
Dowell Myers
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Jan

There are two stories now being told about immigration and the future of America. Each has some basis in fact,although one is based on newer trends and is more optimistic than the other. These stories differ in their answers tothree crucial questions: whether immigration to the United States is accelerating out of control or is slowing; how muchimmigrants are assimilating into American society and progressing economically over time; and how importantimmigrants are to the U.S. economy. The pessimistic story—in which immigration is portrayed as increasing

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

A Conversaton about the Economic Effects of Immigration on African Americans

Report Author: 
Gerald D. Jaynes
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Jul

A short "conversation" covering the main effects of immigration on African Americans. These are summary points without data presented, though with a couple of citations.

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Immigration and the Wealth of States

Report Author: 
Richard Nadler
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Jan

An analysis of data from 50 states and the District of Columbia demonstrates that a high resident population and/or inflow of immigrants is associated with elevated levels and growth rates in Gross State Product, Personal Income, Per Capita Personal Income, Disposable Income, Per Capita Disposable Income, Median Household Income, and Median Per Capita Income.

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Source Organization: 
Americas Majority Foundation

An Essential Resource: An Analysis of the Economic Impact of Undocumented Workers on Business Activity in the US with Estimated Effects by State and by Industry

Report Author: 
The Perryman Group Waco
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Apr

This study estimates that there are currently approximately 8.1 million undocumented workers in the US economy. If these workers were removed from the workforce, the effects would ripple through many industries and the ultimate job losses would be even higher. For the US as a whole, the immediate negative effect of eliminating the undocumented workforce would include an estimated

Source Organization: 
The Perryman Group

Financial Access for Immigrants: Lessons from Diverse Perspectives

Report Author: 
Center for the Study of Financial Access for Immigrants
Original Date of Publication: 
2006 May

Financial access — knowing what one's financial options are and having products and services to choose from — is closely linked to economic prosperity. The success of today's immigrants — who come to the United States largely seeking to improve their own prospects for prosperity — depends on their access to mainstream financial institutions that can help them save money, buy homes, access credit, start businesses and otherwise build wealth.

Source Organization: 
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Accounting for Regional Migration Patterns and Homeownership Disparities in the Hmong-American Refugee Community, 1980-2000

Report Author: 
Michael Grover
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Oct

Hmong refugees began arriving in significant numbers in the United States in the late 1970s. Compared to typical immigrants, Hmong-Americans came with few financial, labor market, or co-ethnic support factors in favor of their economic success in the United States.

Source Organization: 
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

H-1B Visa Applications Slow

The number of H-1B visa applications - nonimmigrant speciality work permits - has dropped significantly this year. Whereas in past years, the applications exceeded the allowed quota, this recessionary years has 20,000 remaining applications (out of a total quota of the 65,000 subject category) as of mid-April. In 2007 and 2008, more than 150,000 and nearly 200,000 H-IB applications were filed, respectively.

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