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Growth and Immigration
After the November elections, immigration reform is once again at the forefront of the national agenda. At the same time, Americans today would like to see stronger economic growth. But they are at a loss as to where that growth might come from. One answer is unexpected: immigrants. Indeed, the hidden advantage of immigrants is that they contribute mightily to the U.S. economy. In "Growth and Immigration: A Handbook of Vital Immigration and Economic Growth Statistics," Matthew Denhart, the research and administrative assistant to the 4% Growth Project at the George W. Bush Institute, provides an overview of the current immigrant presence in America. He illuminates many of the benefits immigrants provide to our nation, addresses some common arguments against immigration, and shows how increasing the share of immigrants in the U.S. would benefit citizens and lead to faster economic growth. The last major overhaul of U.S. immigration policy was more than 45 years ago. In this moment of opportunity, "Growth and Immigration" provides the vital facts and figures required for reasoned political discourse and genuine bipartisan solutions. A downloadable PDF of the book can be found here.
El Paso del Norte, A Cross-Border Community
Reporting on their recent trip to El Paso, Matthew Rooney, managing director of the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative, and William McKenzie, editorial director of the Bush Institute, explain why El Paso del Norte points to both the challenges and potential benefits of the close relationship between the United States and Mexico.
Deporting Salvadorans May Lead to Economic Decline
We should think carefully about a policy whose major impacts are likely to be reductions in employment and economic activity here at home, and increased instability and lawlessness along our borders.
Bush Institute's Laura Collins Talks Immigration on Good Morning Texas
Setting the record straight on immigration myths and facts.