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International Students Top One Million, Contributing $32.8 Billion to U.S. Economy

December 5, 2016

For the first time, the number of international students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities exceeded one million, making up over 5 percent of the 20 million students pursuing higher education in the United States during the 2015-2016 academic year. These 1,043,839 international students represent a 7.1-percent increase from the previous academic year, according to…

The Economic Success of America’s Immigrant Entrepreneurs

October 11, 2016

Today, NAE released its latest research, “Reason for Reform: Entrepreneurship,” which focuses on the success and economic contributions of immigrant entrepreneurs in America. Perhaps not surprisingly, immigrants tend to be an entrepreneurial bunch: Though they made up just 13.2 percent of the total U.S. population in 2014, they represented 20.6 percent of our country’s entrepreneurs….

Weekend Reading: Highlights from this week’s immigration news (Oct. 1-7)

October 8, 2016

Forty-two of The Forbes 400, a list ranking America’s billionaires, are naturalized citizens who immigrated to the United States, and these six stories show that the American Dream still exists today. When asked what needs to be done to fix the current immigration system, these individuals agree on three principles: Immigrants should be encouraged to stay; American…

Weekend Reading: Highlights from this week’s immigration news (Sept 26-30)

September 30, 2016

Thomas Edsall published an op-ed in the New York Times that explores the real costs of immigration in the United States. He pulls heavily from the National Academy of Sciences’ most recent report, “The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration,” and explores both sides of the issue. “The academy’s report provides ammunition to both sides in the contentious…

Presidential Debate Prep on Immigration: Just the Facts

September 26, 2016

New American Economy, a bipartisan group of more than 500 business leaders and mayors who advocate for comprehensive immigration reform, frequently produces economic reports and provides analysis on how immigrants impact the U.S. economy. Below, we present a few facts to rebut some of the likely narratives of tonight’s debate. Claim: Immigrants are taking U.S. jobs and…

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