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Mexican Immigrants Await Reforms: Negotiating an Enduring Framework for Immigrants

Notre Dame professor Jorge Bustamante concludes that both the U.S. and Mexican economies benefit by “regularizing” undocumented immigrants. Current immigration restrictions disrupt labor flows and lives along U.S.-Mexican border.

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Published On: Mon, Jul 01, 2002 | Download File

Immigrants Pay their Fair Share

A recent study by the University of Florida shows that immigrants in Florida pay their fair share of taxes, and in some cases there are several immigrant groups that pay substantially higher taxes.

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Published On: Thu, May 02, 2002 | Download File

The Secret of Success: Immigrant Networks Keep Silicon Valley on Top

University of California professor AnnaLee Saxenian’s new study shows that a substantial share of the astounding growth in Silicon Valley can be traced to the labor and capital of foreign nationals.

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Published On: Wed, May 01, 2002 | Download File

The Value of Undocumented Workers: The Numbers Behind the U.S. - Mexico Immigration Debate

A study by the Pew Hispanic Center suggests that new immigration initiatives must find a balance between controlling labor flows and homeland security. The report shows immigrant workers provide most major sectors of the U.S. economy with valuable labor.

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Published On: Mon, Apr 01, 2002 | Download File

Immigrants Help Sustain Chicago's Economy

A recent university study found undocumented immigrants in Chicago to be strongly committed to working in the U.S. and making significant contributions to the economy. Undocumented workers typically experienced tremendous disadvantages in the labor market despite work experience and human capital accumulations.

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Published On: Sat, Mar 02, 2002 | Download File