From Stanford’s Vivek Wadhwa in Politico: Skilled immigrants are more important to the United States than ever, because it is on the verge of a major reinvention. Its scientists and entrepreneurs are setting the wheels in motion to solve humanity’s … read more
Illegal immigration has spiked in recent months resulting in both an intense political debate and a humanitarian crisis. AEI resident fellow Michael Barone analyzes the cause of this surge in immigrants across the United States’ southern border and the solutions … read more
The Economist highlights the key takeaways from a new study of the economic impact of immigration on 20 nations, “Immigration, Search, and Redistribution: A Quantitative Assessment of Native Welfare” by “Michele Battisti, Gabriel Felbermayr, Giovanni Peri, and Panu Poutvaara.” First, simply shutting the … read more
Watch AEI’s James Pethokoukis talk about the Republican Party’s stance on immigration on CNBC’s “Power Lunch”: Follow James Pethokoukis on Twitter at @JimPethokoukis, and AEIdeas at @AEIdeas.
Noah Smith writes an excellent BloombergView piece on why the US needs more high-skilled immigrants. This bit nicely sums up his case: They represent one of the last big juicy pieces of low-hanging fruit out there for the taking. They start lots … read more
Well, that didn’t take long. Apparently the president responsible for the current border crisis is not Barack Obama, but rather — you guessed it — George W. Bush. In story titled “Immigrant Surge Rooted in Law to Curb Child Trafficking,” … read more
When it comes to immigration policy, President Obama and Congress’s chickens have come home to roost. Both parties’ failure to enact a coherent immigration policy has played a key role in the latest immigration crisis: tens of thousands of children … read more
In the previous post I mentioned a really fascinating PowerPoint presentation by analyst Mary Meeker. Above is another slide, this one on the importance of immigration to the US economy. Follow James Pethokoukis on Twitter at @JimPethokoukis, and AEIdeas at @AEIdeas.
The conclusion of “Foreign STEM Workers and Native Wages and Employment in U.S. Cities” by Giovanni Peri, Kevin Shih, and Chad Sparber: In this paper we used the inﬂow of foreign scientists, technology professionals, engineers, and mathematicians (STEM), made possible by … read more
Columnist Ann Coulter highlights the recent White House claim that the minimum wage’s inflation-adjusted value has fallen by a third since 1968. But rather than raise the federal statutory minimum wage as President Obama wants, Coulter offers an alternate strategy: … read more