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Breaking News: Senate Passes Immigration Overhaul
After months of debate, today the Senate approved a bill that would make sweeping, comprehensive changes to U.S. immigration laws.
To read all the details of the Senate vote and learn about the next step for immigration reform in the legislative process, refer to these articles from the The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
The 4% Growth Project believes better immigration laws generally are one of the most promising ways to achieve faster economic growth. To learn more about the importance of immigrants to America's economy, please check our two books on the topic: "Growth and Immigration," and "The Invisible Hands." In addition, "The 4% Solution" features two wonderful chapters on the relationship between immigration and economic growth.
Furthermore, on July 10, 2013, the 4% Growth Project will host "What Immigrants Contribute" at the Bush Center in Dallas, Texas. This special event will feature a naturalization ceremony and three panel discussions featuring immigration experts who will highlight the many ways immigrants contribute to the American economy and way of life. A live stream of the entire event will be available at www.bushcenter.org. We hope you will join us.
TARIFF-IED: Trade Talk with Matthew Rooney
Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative Director Matthew Rooney breaks down the trade conflict with India.
How Trade Spreads Holiday Cheer
It is projected that the average American household will spend more than $1,000 during the holidays this year.
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.