Making Facts Matter: Immigration Messaging Webinar

February 1, 2018. A webinar on how to understand and talk with audiences about the economics of immigration, featuring: David Dyssegaard Kallick, Fiscal Policy Institute Marisa Gerstein Pineau, FrameWorks Institute Andrew Lim, New American Economy Linda Fleener, Illinois Immigrant Business Coalition Denzil Mohammed, The Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute Sponsored by the Immigrant Learning Center and the Public Education Institute. The FPI powerpoint used for the discussion is available by clicking here. The best way to view it is by clicking from slide to [...]

2018-02-09T11:38:26-05:00February 2nd, 2018|Blog, Immigration, Other States & National|

D.A.: Fear Rising Among Immigrant Witnesses to Crimes

February 2, 2018. This article discusses the fear among immigrants, who are witnesses to crimes, to come forward and work with the justice system due to the increased anti-immigrant rhetoric from the federal administration. Silvia Finkelstein, director of immigrant affairs for the Nassau County district attorney, has seen the reports of immigrant-related crimes decrease substantially, from 60 calls in 2016 to 3 calls in 2017. The author goes on to discuss Finkelstein's presentation where she discussed the economic contributions of immigrants, both documented and undocumented, to [...]

2021-01-06T11:07:08-05:00February 2nd, 2018|FPI in the News, New York State|

Termination of TPS Hurts Families and The Economy

Termination of TPS Hurts Families and The Economy 26,000 At Risk in New York On January 8, 2018, the Trump administration announced that it would be terminating Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for individuals from El Salvador, and that these recipients have until September 9 to obtain another legal status or return to their country of birth. This follows a chain of terminations of other TPS statuses including Haiti, Sudan, and Nicaragua, while Honduras’s status is still under consideration. TPS provides protection from deportation and work [...]

2018-02-01T10:50:37-05:00February 1st, 2018|Blog, Immigration, New York State|

Drop in Refugee Resettlement Could Affect Syracuse Economy

January 30, 2018. This article discusses the economic impacts that the cut in refugee resettlement could have on the upstate city, Syracuse, New York. Refugees have helped reverse population decline, added to the labor force, opened businesses, revamped vacant property and contributed to local and state taxes. Refugees have higher labor force participation rate than U.S.-born (workers),” said Cyierra Roldan, a policy analyst at the Fiscal Policy Institute. “They are filling open jobs, adding workforce.” Roldan added that refugees are saving the homes of Syracuse by [...]

2021-01-06T11:06:12-05:00January 30th, 2018|FPI in the News, New York State|

How Trump’s Immigration Plan Could Impact Buffalo

January 29, 2018. This article discusses the impacts of Trump administration's decision on a policy to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the cut to legal immigration and the family reunification immigration policy, also known as "chain migration." The Trump administration wants to change to a skill-based immigration system. The article outlines the devastating effects that upstate cities such as Buffalo, and other rustbelt cities will endure. These include farmworker labor shortages for farms who use seasonal immigrant workers, population decline and a [...]

2021-01-06T11:05:35-05:00January 29th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

Immigrants Are Part of Our Economic Growth

Blame Congress, Not Immigrants, If America's Taxes Don’t Pay for Our Expenses December 25, 2018. Recently, put up a post on its web site claiming that immigration results in "$300 billion annually in net fiscal costs on U.S. taxpayers.” As I said in talking with PolitiFact, this is just sophistry. The United States has been running a deficit for years. So, by definition, all Americans have a bigger net cost than contribution - 1st generation immigrants, 2nd generation immigrants, and those of us who have been here [...]

2021-01-06T11:05:05-05:00January 25th, 2018|Immigration, New York State|

Do Immigrants Cost U.S. Taxpayers $300 Billion Annually?

January 24, 2018. The Trump administration argues that "chain migration" is bad for the United States, and that immigrants should be admitted based upon their skills. This article looks into the administration's claim that "current immigration policy imposes as much as $300 billion annually in net fiscal costs on U.S. taxpayers," that was found in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report. Politifact found that although this finding is accurately cited from the the NAS report, the Trump administration left out details that [...]

2021-01-06T11:04:05-05:00January 24th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

The President Needs A Lesson: Compassion 101

January 22, 2018. In this column, the author, Andrew Atkins, describes the time that he received a card from a colleague, who is an immigrant from  Rawanda. This card thanked him for his contributions to the staff. The author highlights that his colleague, who fled he genocide in Rwanda, feels safe and welcomed in America and that he demonstrates acts of empathy, compassion and kindness regardless of the demeaning rhetoric about immigrants coming from the federal administration. The author goes on to state that President Trump [...]

2021-01-06T11:02:25-05:00January 22nd, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

Immigrants in the 13th Congressional District

January 18, 2018. In the current political context, a number of members of congress are thinking about immigration even more than they usually do. To inform the discussion, FPI occasionally provides information about the residents of different congressional districts. Here is a little bit of background on the 13th Congressional District located in New York City, which includes upper Manhattan and a part of the Bronx. There are 3.1 million immigrants living in New York City, and 280,000 in the 13th Congressional District. The immigrant [...]

2021-01-06T11:00:03-05:00January 18th, 2018|Immigration, New York State|

Trump Is ‘Stealing’ Benefits From Elderly Immigrants He’s Expelling From the United States

January 9, 2018. This article is about immigrants who are recipients of Temporary Protective Status (TPS), many who are elderly, that have worked hard and paid their taxes and contributed to social security. The article goes on to discuss how Trump has ended TPS for El Salvador and these recipients face deportation. Honduras and Haiti are still under consideration. The author cites a study by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) that shows that deporting TPS recipients from Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti would have [...]

2021-01-06T10:58:39-05:00January 9th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

Kentucky Advocate Says DREAM Act Would Boost Local, State Economy

December 22, 2017. This article and radio interview discusses the tax revenue effects that the termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) could create if a permanent solution is not passed by Congress. DACA gave undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States at children the authorization to work and go to school, as well as the protection from detention or deportation. This article use FPI's data and argues that DACA allowed this immigrant population to support the economy and if a solution [...]

2021-01-08T09:49:01-05:00December 22nd, 2017|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

The Dream Act Would Boost New York’s Economy

The Dream Act Would Boost New York’s Economy December 20, 2017. On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced that it would revoke the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This program provided immigrant youth who are currently undocumented and arrived in the United States before the age of 16, work authorization, protection from deportation and the sense of security of being able to live a life like everyone else in the place they call home. It only took a matter of minutes for the [...]

2021-01-08T09:48:48-05:00December 20th, 2017|Blog, Immigration, New York State|

Dream Act Would Boost NY Economy and Tax Revenues: Revoking DACA Hurts Both

Dream Act Would Boost NY Economy and Tax Revenues Revoking DACA Hurts Both   The Dream Act would allow immigrants in New York to contribute more fully to the state economy, boosting longterm state’s $1.5 trillion GDP by at least $1.8 billion a year, and increasing state and local tax revenues in New York by $62 million, according to a report released today by the Fiscal Policy Institute that draws on analyses from the Center for American Progress and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. The Dream [...]

2021-01-08T09:48:27-05:00December 19th, 2017|Blog, Immigration, New York State|

David Dyssegaard Kallick Participates in the “On Immigration” Panel Discussion

November 20, 2017. On November 1, 2017, FPI's Deputy Director and Director of the Immigration Research Initiative, David Dyssegaard Kallick, joined other experts in a panel discussion, "The Business of Immigration," hosted by City & State New York. He joined the moderator Stuart Schulman, Professor of Management at Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, Lorelei Salas, Commissioner for the Department of Consumer Affairs, Hollis V. Pfitsch, Deputy Commissioner at the Law Enforcement Bureau, and Dara Adams, Industry Program Director at The panelists discussed the [...]

2021-01-08T09:41:33-05:00November 20th, 2017|Blog, New York State|

Activists, Immigration Officials Push for DACA Legislation

November 16, 2017. This article discusses the termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by the Trump administration, which effects over 40,000 young individuals. The administration announced that October 5, 2017 would be the cutoff deadline for renewal applications and that new applications would no longer be accepted. Under DACA, young individuals had work authorization and protection from deportation. On November 1, there was a forum discussion hosted by City & State New York at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, that FPI's director of immigration [...]

2021-01-08T09:43:50-05:00November 16th, 2017|FPI in the News, New York State|
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