New York State and its major regions

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 boosting N.Y. middle class

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

Working for a Better Life – A Profile of Immigrants in the New York State Economy

November 26, 2007. What role do immigrants play in the New York State economy? How about in upstate New York? In the downstate suburbs? In New York City? What countries do immigrants come from? Where do they work? How well are they doing?

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Immigration reform: Law should direct families toward upstate cities

June 14, 2007. An op ed by David Dyssegaard Kallick in the Buffalo News.(read more)

Immigration reform: Law should direct families toward upstate cities

June 14, 2007. “Another voice” – an op ed by David Dyssegaard Kallick, FPI’s senior fellow. Buffalo News.(read more)

New York City’s Labor Market Outlook with a Special Emphasis on Immigrant Workers

December 9, 2005. A presentation for a forum sponsored by the NYC Education and Training Coalition: “NYC’s Labor Market: Where Are the Jobs?” Presentation >>(read more)

Immigrants and the New York City Labor Force

February 15, 2005. Testimony presented at New York City Council Immigration Committee Hearing. Read the testimony.(read more)

Immigrant Workers and the Minimum Wage in New York City

March 25, 2004. Prepared by the Fiscal Policy Institute for the New York Immigration Coalition.  Includes detailed tables on the immigrant workforce in New York City. Read the report. (read more)

Why Did New York Workers Lose Ground in the 1990s?

November 25, 2002. FPI Senior Economist Moshe Adler refutes the assertion that the increase in poverty and the decrease in median family income in New York City during the 1990s were due to immigration.  Regional Labor Review, Fall 2002. Study >> (read more)

Learning from the ’90s: How Poor Public Choices Contributed to Income Erosion in New York City

September 1, 2002. This report uses the latest economic and census data to examine the role of immigration, government policies and other factors in explaining why the economic expansion of the 1990s did not raise the income of average workers in New York City. Full report, executive summary, press release.… (read more)

Immigrant Workers Displaced by the September 11th World Trade Center Attacks

June 5, 2002. FPI prepared this brief for the New York Immigration Coalition.… (read more)