Economics 101

Time-bound labor access to the United States: A four-way win for the middle class, low-skill workers, border security and migrants, Center for Global Development Read more

Luxury, necessity and anachronistic workers: Does the United States need unskilled immigrant labor? Frank Bean, Susan Brown et al. Read more

Economics of immigration, Congressional Quarterly  Read more

Immigration and American jobs, Partnership for a New American Economy and the American Enterprise Institute  Read more

Ten economic facts about immigration, The Brookings Institution  Read more

From brawn to brains: How immigration works for America, Pia Orrenius, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas  Read more

Immigration: myths and facts, U.S. Chamber of Commerce  Read more

Coming to America: Why the U.S. is falling behind the global race for talent, Partnership for a New American Economy and the Partnership for New York City  Read more

Immigrants today: A plus to America George W. Bush Institute Read more

Growth and immigration: A handbook of vital immigration and economic growth statistics George W. Bush Institute Read more

How pathways to legal status and citizenship relate to economic attainment among the children of Mexican immigrants, Frank Bean, et al., UCLA  Read more

The economic impact of immigration, Immigration Policy Center  Read more

America's stake in immigration, The Milken Institute Review  Read more

An essential resource: The economic impact of undocumented workers on business, The Perryman Group  Read more

Immigration and the wealth of states, Richard Nadler, Americas Majority Foundation  Read more

Immigration nation, Tamar Jacoby, Foreign Affairs  Read more

The economics and policy of illegal Immigration in the United States, Gordon H. Hanson, Migration Policy Institute  Read more

Economic report of the president: immigration, Pia Orrenius, The Council of Economic Advisors  Read more

Willing workers: Fixing the problem of illegal Mexican migration to the United States, Daniel T. Griswold, Center for Trade Policy Studies  Read more

As immigrants move in, Americans move up, Daniel T. Griswold, Center for Trade Policy Studies  Read more

Solving America's employment-based immigration puzzle, American Council on International Personnel Read more


Economic effects of immigration reform

Adding skilled labor to America's melting pot would heat up economic growth, Standard and Poor's Ratings Services   Read more

Immigration reform, economic growth and the fiscal challenge American Action Forum Read more

Economic benefits of passing the DREAM Act, Center for American Progress and Partnership for a New American Economy  Read more

Raising the floor for American workers, Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, Center for American Progress  Read more

The impact of immigration and immigration reform on the wages of American workers, New Policy Institute  Read more


Profiles of the immigrant workforce

Hispanic employment in construction Center for Construction Research and Training  Read more

Recent migration to the U.S.: Trends & characteristics of unauthorized immigration, Jeffrey Passel, Pew Hispanic Center Read more

U.S. unauthorized immigration flows are down sharply since mid-decade, Jeffrey Passel and D'Vera Cohn, Pew Hispanic Center  Read More

Mexican immigrants: How many come? How many leave?, Jeffrey Passel and D'Vera Cohn, Pew Hispanic Center  Read more

Unauthorized migrants: Numbers and characteristics, Jeffrey Passel, Pew Hispanic Center  Read more

Immigration and jobs: Where U.S. workers come from, Matthew Bloch, Shan Carter and Robert Gebeloff, The New York Times  Read more


Reports from the states

A profile of immigrants in Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation Read more

Fiscal costs and benefits of the Maryland Dream Act University of Maryland, Baltimore County Read more

Economic case against Arizona's immigration laws CATO institute Read more

Did the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act reduce the state's unauthorized immigrant population? Public Policy Institute of California Read more

Immigrants and the economy: Contribution of immigrant workers to the country's 25 largest metropolitan areas, Fiscal Policy Institute  Read more

The economic impact of immigrants in Minnesota, Katherine Fennelly and Anne Huart, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota  Read more

Building Washington's future: Immigrant workers' contributions to our state's economy, OneAmerica  Read more

Potential economic impacts in Oregon of implementing proposed department of Homeland Security "no match" immigration rules, William K. Jaeger, Ph.D., Oregon State University  Read more

The economic impacts of immigrants in Arizona, Judith Gans, University of Arizona  Read more

Undocumented immigrants in Texas: A financial analysis of the impact to the state budget and economy, Carol Keeton Strayhorn, Texas Comptroller  Read more

The economic impact of the Hispanic population on the state of North Carolina, Kenan-Flager Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  Read more


Effects on wages and welfare

Poor immigrants use public benefits at a lower rate than poor native-born citizens, CATO Institute  Read more

The disparity between immigrant workers and unemployed natives, Rob Paral & Associates, Immigration Policy Center  Read more

The impact of immigration on native workers: A fresh look at the evidence, Julie Murray, Jeanne Batalova, Michael Fix, Migration Policy Institute  Read more

The debate over immigration's impact on U.S. workers and the economy, Stuart Anderson, National Foundation for American Policy  Read more

The role of immigrants in the U.S. labor market, Congressional Budget Office Read more

Illegal immigrants bolster social security with billions, Eduardo Porter, The New York Times  Read more

Immigration: America's demographic edge, Immigration Task Force, Bipartisan Policy Center Read more

Review of the evidence on the labor market effects of foreign-born in the U.S., Giovanni Peri, University of California, Davis  Read more


Visa categories

Demand for H-1B immigrant workers in U.S. metropolitan area, Brookings  Read more

Prosperous immigrants, prosperous Americans, Marshall Fitz, Center for American Progress  Read more

H-1B visas by the numbers, Stuart Anderson, The National Foundation for American Policy   Read more

The multiplier effect: Foreign-born students' contribution, Stuart Anderson, The National Foundation for American Policy  Read more

Impact of migrant labor restrictions on the Agricultural sector, American Farm Bureau Federation  Read more