Link To News: New research finds that US immigrant entrepreneurs score higher on innovation

From Quartz at Work


“The NBER research selected 16 measures specific to innovation, including ‘reported innovation activities in both products and processes,’ efforts made in research and development, and the seeking or securing of trademarks, copyrights, and patents.

They found that immigrant owners and founders outperformed native owners and founders in every one of the …Continue Reading »

Link To News: How do Undocumented Immigrants Pay Federal Taxes? An Explainer

From Bipartisan Policy Center


“The IRS estimates that undocumented immigrants pay over $9 billion in withheld payroll taxes annually. Undocumented immigrants also help make the Social Security system more solvent, as they pay into the system but are ineligible to collect benefits upon retiring. In 2010, $12 billion more was collected from Social Security payroll taxes of undocumented workers than were …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Around the World, More Say Immigrants Are a Strength Than a Burden

From Pew Research Center


“Majorities of publics in top migrant destination countries say immigrants strengthen their countries, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey of 18 countries that host half of the world’s migrants.

In 10 of the countries surveyed, majorities view immigrants as a strength rather than a burden. Among them are some of the largest …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Honoring Their Immigrant Roots, Entrepreneurs Combine Impact Investing And Film

From Forbes


“Andrew Leon Hanna, 27, and David Delaney Mayer, also 27, became fast friends at Duke, based, at least in part, on their shared status as descendants of immigrants they have known. After years of searching, the pair settled on starting a social enterprise called DreamxAmerica to write an empowering narrative of immigrants, creating a film …Continue Reading »

Link To News: How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Key To Rethinking Dying Retail Spaces

From KERA News


“Plaza Garland is an indoor marketplace where mariachi bands play regularly and merchants sell everything from Mexican ice cream and custom-made piñatas to gold jewelry and handmade toys.

It’s nothing like the old Kmart that used to stand in its place.

The building sat empty and abandoned after the struggling retailer jumped ship more than a decade …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Immigration is indeed a blessing

From San Antonio Express-News


“During a recent naturalization ceremony, former President George W. Bush, a former Texas governor as well, described immigration as ‘a blessing and a strength.’

Given the recent policies and practices surrounding immigration that have become increasingly familiar in recent years — family separations, a Muslim travel ban, limits on refugee admissions, deportation …Continue Reading »


From The Center for Public Integrity


“Nancy Sanchez has happily sponsored two of her husband’s children in El Salvador, so they could come to live as legal permanent residents with the couple in Herndon, Virginia. Legally, for immigration purposes, she’s considered their mother. A third child is also coming.

But if Sanchez were to sponsor her undocumented …Continue Reading »

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