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How Can We Put the Immigration System to Work for a 21st Century Economy?

This op-ed is written by Robert Roche, an international businessman and co-founder of Business Forward. It originally appeared in the Huffington Post. You can view it here.  For centuries, the U.S. has attracted the best and brightest immigrants. But today’s system of quotas, caps and mixed priorities blocks or discourages entrepreneurs, scientists…

The Cost of Austerity

Congressional Budget Office data released this week suggests the government will hit its “debt ceiling” in October, months later than the June showdown projected earlier this year, as the full impact of the sequester and tax increases is felt.                 But lawmakers shouldn’t take the summer off. There has been almost no…

Social Security Administration Report Suggests Senate Immigration Bill An Economic Shot In The Arm

The key to shoring up Social Security may be granting legal status to currently undocumented immigrants. A new study by the Social Security Chief Actuary found that the Senate immigration bill would add $275 billion in Social Security taxes by 2024, just over half of it coming from additional tax…

Five Surprising Facts About the Fiscal Cost of Immigration Reform

This week, the Washington debate over immigration reform is turning to a critical question – what will it cost?  There is, it may seem, a different cost estimate to suit every voice in the debate. The Heritage Foundation released a report Monday attempting to calculate the cost of public benefits used by…

Labor Market Healthiest Since 2008 Says Conference Board Report

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index, which uses eight different labor-market indicators to pick out underlying trends that are moving the job market, reached its highest point since June 2008 this morning. The report doesn’t point to fast accelerating job growth (that won’t come unless GDP growth picks up), but…

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