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Immigrant Businesses, Economic Engine for U.S. Cities

A new report reveals the power of immigrant-owned businesses

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Report: Immigration Reform Will Create A More Productive Economy

A new Fiscal Policy Institute report makes the economic case in favor of legalizing undocumented immigrants.

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Hard Work, Long Hours, Big Dreams – Audio Postcards of NY Immigrants in Business & On the Job

Immigrants are a major force in New York’s economy. Meet some of the business owners and workers that contribute to the city’s economic vitality.

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De Leon: Young Immigrants Can Meet the U.S. Need for Skilled Workers

Instead of focusing on H-1B visas for international workers, we should train the DREAM Act eligible youth here in the U.S. for skilled manufacturing jobs.

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Food Manufacturing Expo Helps the Hand That Feeds New York City

Immigrant-owned food businesses play an important role in the NYC’s economy. The first City-sponsored food expo aimed to connect food entrepreneurs to the rest of the food business chain.

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De Leon: The Economic Argument for Immigration Reform

Business leaders say that immigrants are vital to the nation’s economic recovery and are calling states like Utah “improbable laboratories of immigration policy.”

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Immigrants Leading in Entrepreneurship

A new report finds that immigrants outpaced native-born Americans in starting new businesses last year.

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Bloomberg Promises Help For Immigrants

New York’s Mayor promised in his State of the City address to create a new program to help immigrant entrepreneurs open small businesses. The program’s details are still being worked out.

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U.S. Issues New Rules for Temporary Immigrant Workers

Under the Department of Labor’s new rules, many employers will be required to increase pay for their workers who are in the U.S. on H-2B visas. But there’s disagreement over whether that’s a good idea.