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This week the Bush Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas partnered to host a conference on immigration and economic growth. The event garnered much attention in the media; below is an early sampling of the headlines: FOX News Channel Former President Bush’s Political Role & Latinos (Video) Former President Bush Talks Immigration and Economic Growth (Video) Dallas Morning News Tom Benning — Former President George W. Bush Calls for ‘Benevolent Spirit’ in Immigration Debate Bill McKenzie — Welcoming the Strangers Amidst Us NBC 5 (Dallas) — Bush to Host Conference on Immigration (Video) PBS-KERA (Dallas) — Former President George W. Bush Says Immigrants Vital To U.S. Texas Tribune — George W. Bush: "Benevolent Spirit" Can Guide Debate Washington Post — George W. Bush Calls for ‘Benevolent’ Immigration Debate AP (Jamie Stengle) — Former President George W. Bush Urges ‘Benevolent Spirit’ as US Debates Immigrant Policy Politico — George W. Bush Praises Immigrants Huffington Post — George W. Bush: Immigration Reform Needed To Boost Economy
Matthew Denhart is an expert on immigration policy and is the author of the Bush Institute’s America's Advantage: A Handbook of Vital Immigration and Economic Growth Statistics, now in its third edition. He currently serves as executive director of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and is a founder of the Coolidge Scholars Program which provides full-ride merit scholarships to America's most promising college students. A summa cum laude graduate of Ohio University, Denhart has written and spoken widely on a variety of policy topics including the economics of higher education, labor, and taxes. He has contributed articles to numerous national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, CNN Opinion, and Bloomberg View.Full Bio
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
Last week, Deputy Director of Economic Growth at the George. W. Bush Institute Laura Collins spoke with Good Morning Texas about immigration myths. During the interview, Collins had the opportunity to set the record straight and address common misconceptions about legal immigrants living in America today. The segment was inspired from facts released earlier this fall by the Bush Institute in the third edition of America's Advantage: A Handbook on Immigration and Economic Growth. Watch the full Good Morning Texas interview here.