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High-Skilled Workers and Twentieth-First Century Innovation: The H-1B Program's Impact on Wages, Jobs, and the Economy

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Apr

High-Skilled Workers and Twentieth-First Century Innovation: The H-1B Program's Impact on Wages, Jobs, and the Economy

This paper serves as a short primer on the H-1B visa program and relies on data and analyses from sources such as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and The Brookings Institution to "debunk the most prevalent myths" about the program.  

Citizenship: A Wise Investment for Cities

Report Author: 
USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, The Center for Popular Democracy, and The National Partnership for New Americans
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Sep

Citizenship: A Wise Investment for Cities

Citizenship: A wise investment for cities represents the first stage in what will be an ongoing research effort by Cities for Citizenship (C4C), a collaborative project co-chaired by the mayors of Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, to promote the naturalization of recent immigrants.

Funded by Citi Community Dev

The Role of Immigrants in Growing Baltimore: Recommendations to Retain and Attract New Americans

Report Author: 
New Americans Task Force, City of Baltimore
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Sep

The Role of Immigrants in Growing Baltimore: Recommendations to Retain and Attract New Americans

The City of Baltimore competes with other major U.S. cities in trying to attract and retain immigrants as catalysts for economic growth and community revitalization.

New American Investors Making a Difference in the Economy

Report Author: 
Matthew Kolodziej
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Sep

New American Investors Making a Difference in the Economy

EB-5, the Immigration Investor Program managed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), contributed $2.6 billion to the GDP, supported 33,000 jobs, and created $346 million in federal tax revenue between 2010 and 2011.

Lessons for U.S. Metro Areas: Characteristics and Clustering of High-Tech Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Report Author: 
Cathy Yang Liu, Gary Painter, & Qingfang Wang
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Mar

Lessons for U.S. Metro Areas: Characteristics and Clustering of High-Tech Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Lessons for U.S. Metro Areas: Characteristics and Clustering of High-Tech Immigrant Entrepreneurs examines the importance and impact of high-tech entrepreneurship at local and regional levels and suggests what cities and metros can do to attract and nurture foreign-born entrepreneurs.

Better Business: How Hispanic Entrepreneurs are Beating Expectations and Bolstering the U.S Economy

Report Author: 
Partnership for a New American Economy & the Latino Donor Collaborative
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Apr

Better Business: How Hispanic Entrepreneurs are Beating Expectations and Bolstering the U.S Economy

Hispanic Americans have increased their rates of self-employment over the past three decades and, as a result, helped prevent worse economic fallout during the recent recession. These are the major findings of Better Business: How Hispanic Entrepreneurs Are Beating Expectations and Bolstering the U.S. Economy.

The Increasing Importance of Immigrants to Science and Engineering in America

Report Author: 
Stuart Anderson
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Jun

The Increasing Importance of Immigrants to Science and Engineering in America

The United States has benefitted enormously from foreign-born talent, particularly since 1965 when the U.S. eliminated major restrictions on immigration and opened the door to immigrants from Asia.

Closing Economic Windows: How H-1B Visa Denials Cost U.S.-Born Tech Workers Jobs and Wages During the Great Depression

Report Author: 
Giovanni Peri, Kevin Shih, Chad Sparber, & Angie Marek Zeitlin
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Jun

Closing Economic Windows: How H-1B Visa Denials Cost U.S.-Born Tech Workers Jobs and Wages During the Great Depression

For the U.S. tech industry to grow, it needs an adequate supply of high-skilled workers. Given that the U.S. higher education system produces only 51,000 such graduates annually, technology companies also hire foreign-born workers through the H-1B visa system.

Understanding the Organization, Operation, and Victimization Process of Labor Trafficking in the United States

Report Author: 
Colleen Owens, Meredith Dank, Amy Farrell, Justin Breaux, Isela Banuelos, Rebecca Pfeffer, Ryan Heitsmith, Katie Bright, & Jack McDevitt
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Oct

Understanding the Organization, Operation, and Victimization Process of Labor Trafficking in the United States

With funding from the National Institute of Justice (Office of Justice Programs), this study is the first of its kind to examine the organization, operation, and victimization process of labor trafficking across multiple industries in the U.S.

Selling Visas and Citizenship: Policy Questions from the Global Boom in Investor Immigration

Report Author: 
Madeleine Sumption & Kate Hooper
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Oct

Selling Visas and Citizenship:  Policy Questions from the Global Boom in Investor Immigration

For more than 30 years, governments around the world have offered permanent residence visas to persons willing to make substantial investments in local economies. Selling Visas and citizenship describes the wide variety of such programs, assesses their economic impact, and discusses some of their unanticipated consequences.

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