National

The Economic Impact of Immigrants in Minnesota

Report Author: 
Katherine Fennell, Anne Huart
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Mar

The Economic Impact of Immigrants in Minnesota (click to view)

Minnesota has a small (seven percent) but rapidly growing population of both documented and undocumented immigrants. In this report, information on the estimated fiscal costs and contributions of immigrants in Minnesota is summarized.

Source Organization: 
Other

Immigrant Workers in the U.S. Labor Force

Report Author: 
Brookings Institution and Partnership for a New American Economy
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Mar

Debates about illegal immigration, border security, skill levels of workers, unemployment, job growth and competition, and entrepreneurship all rely, to some extent, on perceptions of immigrants’ role in the U.S. labor market. These views are often shaped as much by politics and emotion as by facts.  

Source Organization: 
The Brookings Institution

The Role of Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Market: An Update

Report Author: 
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Jul

The Role of Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Market: An Update (click to view)

People born in other countries are a growing presence in the U.S. labor force. In 1994, one in 10 persons in the U.S. labor force was born elsewhere, but in 2009 one in seven was foreign-born. About 40 percent of the foreign-born labor force in 2009 was from Mexico and Central America and more than 25 percent was from Asia.  

Source Organization: 
Congressional Budget Office

Our American Immigrant Entrepreneurs: The Women

Report Author: 
Susan Pearce, Elizabeth Clifford and Reena Tandon
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Dec

When Americans picture an immigrant entrepreneur, they likely imagine a man who began the migration of his family later bringing his wife over to become a volunteer assistant in the shop. This image is straying farther and farther from reality as more women open their own enterprises. Yet the idea that immigrant women might be the owners and originators of some of our restaurants, motels, Silicon Valley hi-tech firms, local real-estate agencies or other entrepreneurial ventures has yet to become conventional wisdom.

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Children of Immigrants: Growing National and State Diversity

Report Author: 
Karina Fortuny and Ajay Chaudry
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Oct
Source Organization: 
Other

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