Tag Archives: High-Skilled Immigration

The Economic Windfall of Immigration Reform

Giovanni Peri in the WSJ on immigration. Here are some reform principles he suggests: The first is simplification. The current visa system is the accumulation of many disconnected provisions. Some rules, set in the past—such as the 7% limit on permanent … Continue reading

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The Labor Market Is Not Zero Sum: EPI, Immigration, & Labor Market Misconceptions

Ross Eisenbrey had an NYT op-ed this week on immigration in which he said: “Bringing over more — there are already 500,000 workers on H-1B visas — would obviously darken job prospects for America’s struggling young scientists and engineers. But it … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson on Promoting High-Skilled Immigration

I’ve been reading Michael Lind‘s book, Land of Promise,  and found this Jefferson quote on page 39: Jefferson opposed Hamilton’s policy of promoting skilled immigration, because of his prejudice against urban mechanics and factory workers. He wrote that such ‘ephemeral … Continue reading

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