Immigration

FPI’s Immigration Research Initiative examines the role of immigrants in the New York State economy and beyond. The initiative is guided by an expert advisory panel and is directed by David Dyssegaard Kallick, FPI Senior Fellow.

Immigrants in Work Force: Study Belies Image

April 15, 2010. Today’s New York Times featured an article by Julia Preston based on FPI data together with related materials  – data and interviews.

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Across the Spectrum: The Wide Range of Jobs Immigrants Do

April 15, 2010. Immigrants are by no means all low-wage workers in the 25 largest metropolitan areas, as this new report shows. In many metro areas, there are more higher-skilled immigrants than there are lower-skilled. Surprisingly, these are not the metro areas with the most economic growth; rather, they are areas with low overall immigration, including Pittsburgh, Detroit, and St. Louis.

This is a companion report to Immigrants and the Economy, published November 2009.… (read more)

Immigrants in New York City: Economic Profile by Country of Origin

January 21, 2010. Data citywide as well as specific to countries of origin (in order of population impact): Dominican Republic, Mexico, India, China, Jamaica, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana and British Guiana, Philippines, Haiti, El Salvador, Korea, Trinidad and Tobago, Poland, Peru, Italy, Russia and other USSR, Ukraine, Pakistan, Cuba, Bangladesh, and Hong Kong.… (read more)

New York’s Regional Economies: The Hudson Valley

December 13, 2009. Press release, report.… (read more)

New York’s Regional Economies: Long Island

December 8, 2009. Press release, report.… (read more)

Immigrants and the Economy

November 30, 2009. This new report shows the robust immigrant contribution to GDP in the country’s 25 largest metropolitan areas. In the 25 metro areas combined, immigrants account for 20 percent of economic output and 20 percent of the population. The same basic relationship holds true, with slight variation, for each of the 25 areas, from metro Pittsburgh, where immigrants represent 3 percent of population and 4 percent of GDP, to metro Miami, where immigrants make up 37 percent of … (read more)

Immigration Facts for Binghamton, New York

April 3, 2009. The most recent data available from the Census Bureau show that eight percent of Binghamton residents are foreign-born. Of immigrants living in Binghamton, 44 percent are white, 11 percent are black, 32 percent are Asian. In addition, 11 percent are Hispanic (can be of any race). Fact sheet prepared by FPI’s Immigration Research Initiative.… (read more)

They’re a part of the Island: Immigrants pay taxes and otherwise contribute to our community

November 20, 2008. A column by FPI senior fellow David Dyssegaard Kallick, Newsday.… (read more)

New Jersey town offers immigration insights

April 21, 2008.  A column by FPI senior fellow David Dyssegaard Kallick, Newsday.… (read more)

Immigrants boosting N.Y. middle class

December 19, 2007. A column by FPI senior fellow David Dyssegaard Kallick, Metro New York.(read more)