- November 19, 2010. The Economic Impact of Long Island’s Immigrant Workers. By Aaron Rutkoff, Metropolis Blog (Wall Street Journal).
- November 19, 2010. New York Study Refutes Immigrant Worker Perceptions. By Jon E. Dougherty, newsroomamerica.com.
- November 18, 2010. Study Contradicts Popular Beliefs About LI Immigrants. Reported by Mike Xirinachs, CBS 880.
- November 18, 2010. Study: Immigrants Driving One-Third of Growth of Long Island Economy. Reported by Mike Clifford, Public News Service – NY.
- November 18, 2010. Study: LI immigrants absorbed into work force. Associated Press, wsj.com. Also posted by Long Island Business News.
- November 17, 2010. Panelists: LI immigration study should help calm debate. By Olivia Winslow, Newsday.
- November 17, 2010. Study: Immigrants have positive impact on LI’s economy. Reported by Matt Jablow, News 12.
- November 17, 2010. Long Island Study Rebuts Views on Immigrant Workers. By Kirk Semple, New York Times.
- November 17, 2010. On LI, study sees immigrants as economic boost. By Olivia Winslow, Newsday.
- November 5, 2010. Driving diversity toward dollars: Advertisers find thriving new populations. By Jeff Miller, Long Island Business News.
- September 27, 2010. Economic crisis brutal for Hispanics and Blacks. By Aisha Al-Muslim, Queens Courier.
- September 23, 2010. Mexican New Yorkers Are Steady Force in Workplace. By Kirk Semple, New York Times.
- August 18, 2010. Rick Scott says 700,000 illegal immigrants take jobs. St. Petersburg Times “Truth-O-Meter.”
- August 11, 2010. Immigrant workers faring better than U.S.-born in New York. By Zachary Goelman, Reuters. Also: CNBC, WXXI.
- August 6, 2010. Immigrants propel Staten Island economy, despite challenges. By Manuel E. Avendaño, El Diario / La Prensa. Translated from Spanish by Emily Leavitt.
- August 5, 2010. Report Says New York City Immigrants Have Lower Jobless Rate Than U.S.-Born. Labor Relations Week (Bureau of National Affairs).
- August 3, 2010. Immigrant Unemployment Lower Than Natives’ In NYC. By Lauren Raheja, City Limits.
- July 29, 2010. New data show immigrants’ economic, political power. By Olivia Winslow, Newsday.
- July 29, 2010. Language Lessons For Spa City Police. WAMC.
- July 29, 2010. Asian-Americans endure well during recession; but ‘model minority’ theory has some holes in it. By Palash R. Ghosh, International Business Times.
- July 27, 2010. Howie Hawkins candidate for NY Governor Says he Supports Immigrant Rights, Joins in Protests Against Arizona Anti-Immigrant Law. hotindienews.com.
- July 24, 2010. Immigrant Employment Gains in New York. By Joseph De Avila, Wall Street Journal.
- July 4, 2010. Appreciate Michigan’s immigrant workers. A letter to the editor by Alix Gould-Werth, Detroit Free Press.
- May 2, 2010. Experts split on economic toll of illegal immigrants. By Dean Calbreath, San Diego Union-Tribune.
- April 30, 2010. Outrage Over Arizona Immigration Law Boils Over in New York. Reported by Mark Scheerer, Public News Service.
- April 27, 2010. Immigration Reform Needed Now. By Sal Tripoli. An op ed in the Salem (Massachusetts) News.
- April 27, 2010. Lady Liberty to the World: ‘Eines Tages Alles’ or ‘Just Kidding.’ By Michael Ford, Huffington Post.
- April 27, 2010. Reform Immigration Now: On the Coming Demonstration in Buffalo. By Cliff Cawthon, Buffalo Independent Media Center.
- April 25, 2010. Politics trump reason in Arizona. By Edward Schumacher-Matos, North Country Times (North San Diego and SW Riverside counties).
- April 24, 2010. Pakistani Americans Largely Unaware of Stimulus Opportunities. Posted by New America Media; originally appeared in the Daily Khabrain.
- April 23, 2010. Not so fast on Arizona immigration law. By Mark Lacter, Southern California Public Radio.
- April 22, 2010. Census analysis pierces stereotype: 48% of Twin Cities’ immigrants hold white-collar jobs. By Sharon Schmickle, MinnPost.com.
- April 22, 2010. Not All Immigrants Work Low-Wage Positions. By Diana Nguyen, Southern Maryland Online.
- April 22, 2010. A Premature End to Federal Assistance, Anti-Predatory Lending Laws, State Benefits of Health Reform & Much More. This issue of the weekly research roundup put out by the Progressive States Network mentions FPI’s Across the Spectrum report.
- April 21, 2010. Study shows more immigrants work higher wage jobs. Reported by Kerri Miller, Minnesota Public Radio.
- April 19, 2010. Immigration Miscalculation? By John Phillips, The Word on Employment Law blog. Re-blogged April 20 (New Study Shows Immigrant Population Hard to Stereotype) by Greg Siskind, Immigration Law and Policy blog.
- April 16, 2010. Immigration Debate: Nearly Half Of U.S. Immigrants Work In White-Collar Jobs: STUDY. By Ryan McCarthy, Huffington Post.
- April 16, 2010. The Week in Immigration News. By Julissa Treviño, the Washington Independent, a webpaper owned by a network of state-based online news sites founded by the Center for Independent Media.
- April 16, 2010. Most Immigrants in St. Louis Work White-Collar Jobs, Says New York Times. By Nicholas Phillips, www.dailyrft.com, a blog of the St. Louis Riverfront Times.
- April 16, 2010. More big-city immigrants work in white-collar jobs. By Sandy Smith, HULIQ.com.
- April 16, 2010. White-Collar Immigrants on the Rise. By John Cheney-Lippold, Truthdig.
- April 15, 2010. Immigrants in Work Force: Study Belies Image. By Julia Preston, New York Times.
- April 8, 2010. Immigration Reform Now. An editorial by Felicia Persaud, founder of CaribWorldNews.
- March 27, 2010. All Things New York, WWRL. Host Rennie Bishop and David Dyssegaard Kallick discussed the diverse occupations of New York immigrants from Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
- March 2010. The Economic Impact of Immigrants in Minnesota. By Katherine Fennelly and Anne Huart, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University Of Minnesota.
- March 12, 2010. Studies Show Immigration Reform Could Give a Boost to the Economy. By Julissa Treviño, Washington Independent.
- March 11, 2010. Immigrants’ contributions add up. By Camille Bautista, Queens Courier.
- February 12, 2010. An immigrant stimulus to the economy. By Justin Akers Chacon, a professor of U.S. history and Chicano studies in San Diego, for the Progressive Media Project.
- February 1, 2010. Will illegal immigration rebound with the economy? By Hoa Quach and Kristina Blake, San Diego News Network.“You can see in San Diego, which is a similar story to other places, that although there is a concentration of immigrants in lower wage occupations … there is also a very strong representation of immigrants in the higher end occupations,” said David Dyssegaard Kallick, Fiscal Policy Institute’s director of the immigration research initiative. “It shows that immigrants are really pulling their own weight.”
- January 26, 2010. FPI releases detailed data on immigrants’ contribution to New York metro economy. The Pakistani Newspaper.
- January 23, 2010. Impacto Inmigrante. By Catalina Jaramillo, El Diario / La Prensa.
- January 22, 2010. Reporte: Inmigrantes ayudan al crecimiento económico de EE.UU. Reported by Jonathan Inoa of NY1 Noticia.
- January 17, 2010. Mayor to push immigration reform. By Peter N. Spencer, Staten Island Advance.
- January 13, 2010. Immigrants playing a larger role in city’s economy – New arrivals from abroad increased their contribution to the gross city product by 61% from 2000 and 2008, according to the state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. By By Daniel Massey, Crain’s New York Business.
- December 22, 2009. Repopulate Detroit with Urban Homesteading: Aggressively recruiting immigrants to Detroit’s neighborhoods would pay economic dividends. An editorial from the Detroit News.
- December 18, 2009. Facts, not noise, can help create immigration policy. An editorial from the Middletown Times Herald Record.
- December 15, 2009. Study charts immigrants’ role in Hudson Valley economy. By Leah Rae, Journal News.
- December 14, 2009. Report notes LI immigrants’ economic contributions. By Sumathi Reddy, Newsday.
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to highlight a report just released by the Fiscal Policy Institute, a nonpartisan research group, regarding the contributions of immigrant in the 25 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S.
The report makes official what we’ve known all along: Immigration and economic growth go hand-in-hand. That’s right – immigrants boost economic productivity and create jobs.
- December 6, 2009. Philadelphia is lagging in immigrant population. By Harold Brubaker, Philadelphia Inquirer.
- December 3, 2009. Immigrants Contributing Significantly To U.S., Report Finds. By Felicia Persaud, caribworldnews.com.
- December 3, 2009. Informe examina las contribuciones de los inmigrantes: Crecimiento económico e inmigración van de la mano, según analistas. By Linda Carolina Pérez, MundoHispánico.
- December 3, 2009. Imigracja, głupcze. An editorial from Nowy Dziennik.
- December 2, 2009. Immigrants here mostly in top jobs. By Kim Leonard, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
- December 2, 2009. US immigration is directly in line with economic growth. By Liam Clifford, globalvisas.com.
- December 2, 2009. Immigrants Fuel Growth in U.S. Cities. Weekly Roundup from Across the Americas blog, Americas Quarterly.
- December 2, 2009. 研究显示：经济发展必不可少 移民对美利大于弊. chinanews.com.
- December 2, 2009. 國際/研究：經濟發展必不可少 移民對美利大於弊. CD News (Taiwan).
- December 2, 2009. Imigranci dają Ameryce tyle, ile od niej biorą. Nowy Dziennik.
- December 1, 2009. Portland-area immigrants fuel economy in proportion to numbers. By Gosia Wozniacka, The Oregonian.
- December 1, 2009. Report: Immigrants help local economy. By Quan Truong, Cincinnati Enquirer.
- December 1, 2009. Pilares de la economía de EEUU: Los hispanos contribuyen al PIB de la ciudad donde radican de forma proporcional al total de los que allí residen. By Carlos Avilés, La Opinión, impre.com.
- December 1, 2009. EEUU: inmigrantes son responsables del 20 por ciento de la producción económica. tribunalatina.com.
- December 1, 2009. Reevaluating Immigration Reform: What’s it Worth? By Michelle Chen, In These Times ‘Working In These Times’ blog.
- December 1, 2009. Michigan State University study recommends luring more immigrants as one way to offset effects of state’s population loss. By Sven Gustafson, The Grand Rapids Press.
As documented by the Fiscal Policy Institute, immigration has, in fact, been a vital force in the American economy. Even in tough times, immigrants boost or replenish the labor pool and inject entrepreneurial energy that opens businesses and creates jobs.
Clearly, the larger the number of immigrants, the greater the economic activity. But the reverse is also true. Shutting the borders and throwing out those who have built productive lives here would do untold damage to the country. Maintaining the United States as an immigrant-friendly nation is essential to our economic health.
- November 30, 2009. Inland area more dependent on immigrant labor, study says. By David Olson, Riverside Press-Enterprise.
- November 30, 2009. Report: Detroit area’s immigrant workers responsible for outsized proportion of economy, clustered in high-wage occupations. By Sven Gustafson, The Grand Rapids Press.
- November 30, 2009. Cleveland attracts the world’s best, just not enough of them. By Robert L. Smith, The Cleveland Plain Dealer. (Also, Finally, a city that admits it wants more immigrants, The Gringa blog.)
- November 30, 2009. Estudio: Inmigrantes hacen importante aporte al PIB de EEUU. By Claudia Torrens, Associated Press, La Voz de Houston (Houston Chronicle).
- November 30, 2009. Crecimiento inmigración es proporcional a su aportación a la economía. Orlando Sentinel.
- November 30, 2009. New Report Says that Urban Immigrants Pay Their Fair Share. By Maegan la Mamita Mala, VivirLatino.
- November 30, 2009. Miami Has the Most Foreign-Born Workers in the Country. By Tim Elfrink, miaminewtimes.com.
- November 30, 2009. Foreign-Born Workers Support The San Diego Economy. Reported by Tom Fudge, KPBS (San Diego).
- November 30, 2009. Immigrants in the NYC-area work force. By Leah Rae, Journal News (White Plains, New York) Beyond Borders blog.
- November 30, 2009. Pulling Their Weight: Report Shows Immigrants’ “Robust” Contribution to the U.S. Economy. By Diego Graglia, Feet in 2 Worlds (New York) blog.
- November 30, 2009. New report shows immigrants more than pull their economic weight. By Kate Thomas, SEIU (Service Employees International Union) blog.
- November 30, 2009. Immigrants Boost Portland’s Economy in Proportion to Their Numbers, Study Finds. Salem-News.com.
- November 30, 2009. Study finds immigration and economic growth go “hand in hand.” CAUSA (Oregon’s Immigrant Rights Coalition) blog.
- November 30, 2009. Immigrants Contribute Much to the Oregon Economy. By Julia Gray, KBND (Bend, Oregon).
- November 30, 2009. Imigranci nie są kulą u nogi. By Andrzej Dobrowolski, Nowy Dziennik.
- September 27, 2009. New Islanders. By Lawrence C. Levy, Long Island Pulse.
The plight of these victimized visitors is a small part of the bigger immigrant story. A study by the Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI), based in Albany, showed that low wage day laborers comprise a fractional part of the growing Latino community, which itself is only the foam on a wave of increasingly affluent newcomers. A broad spectrum of immigrants—including those from India, Korea, China, Haiti, Africa, Iran and many other lands—are transforming America’s oldest major suburb. And it’s not accurate to say they are making merely a positive impact throughout Nassau and Suffolk. They have become the key to our region’s social and economic survival.
July 7, 2009. Astorino’s comments on immigrants draw fire. By Leah Rae, The Journal News.
June 9, 2009. The Numbers Are In: Most Americans Want an Immigration Overhaul. By Seth Hoy, AlterNet. Reposted on Immigration News and Updates, July 7, 2009.
- June 5, 2009. Facts and Questions at Immigration Forum. By T.J. Clemente, Dan’s Papers (Bridgehampton).
- June 5, 2009. Finding Common Ground on Immigration Debate. Sag Harbor Express.
- June 4, 2009. The Underground Economy. By Carissa Katz, East Hampton Star.
- May 15, 2009. Region gets older, more diverse, census shows. By Tim Henderson and Leah Rae, The Journal News.
May 10, 2009. Speak English? If not, city has sweeping plan. By Peter Spencer, Staten Island Advance. Also, an earlier version of the story, posted May 9.
April 30, 2009. Corzine reviews immigration panel report. By Glenn Townes, Amsterdam News.
April 30, 2009. NYC celebrates Immigrant Heritage Week. By Momar G. Visaya, Asian Journal.
April 27, 2009. Immigration reform is coming. By Jon M. Casey, Country Folks.
April 14, 2009. Is Immigration Overhaul Vital To U.S. Recovery? Reported by Jennifer Ludden for NPR’s Morning Edition.
February 15, 2009. Broken dreams: The struggle of NYC working-class immigrants. By Emily Ngo, am New York.
November 20, 2008. They’re a part of the Island: Immigrants pay taxes and otherwise contribute to our community. A column by FPI senior fellow David Dyssegaard Kallick, Newsday.
November 3, 2008. Immigrants Confront the Recession. By Larry Tung, Gotham Gazette.
October 6, 2008. We Could Better Integrate New Immigrants into American Society – And Should. By Ian Reifowitz, History News Network at George Mason University.
September 29, 2008. A New Push to Let Non-Citizens Vote. By Larry Tung, Gotham Gazette.
August 22, 2008. Organización abre las puertas a inmigrantes profesionales de NY. By Victor Mimoni, El Correo de Queens.
August 14, 2008. Immigrant professionals continue to drive NYC’s GDP. IndiaPost.com.
August 4, 2008. Immigrants make up large portion of economic output. By Nicole Estaphan, WKTV-Utica.
August 3, 2008. New faces in new places: Immigrant population is increasing, by Jill Bryce. Immigrants make it all work: Some industries depend on international recruiting efforts, by Jill Bryce and Sarah Foss. Schenectady Daily Gazette.
July 31, 2008. Report about dwindling illegal immigration sparks debate. By Dave Marcus, Newsday. Also in the Santa Barbara News-Press.
May 3, 2008. Hearing Examines Immigrants’ Contributions to the Economy. By Donna Lamb, Greenwich Village Gazette.
- April 21, 2008. New Jersey town offers immigration insights. A column by FPI senior fellow David Dyssegaard Kallick, Newsday.
- March 6, 2008. Immigrant issues growing in county. By Fritz Mayer, Narrowsburg River Reporter.
- February 12, 2008. Study Sees Non-Hispanic Whites Shrinking to Minority Status in U.S. By Sarah Garland, New York Sun.
- January 31, 2008. Babylon, N.Y.: Pocketbook Issues Are Central. The immigration debate has given way to money matters. By Kirk Shinkle, U.S. News and World Report.
- January 30, 2008. Campaña contra mitos antiinmigrantes. By Judith Torrea, El Diario/La Prensa.
- January 15, 2008. Assessing the Economic Impact of Immigration at the State and Local Level. From the American Immigration Law Foundation’s Immigration Policy Center.
- January 5, 2008. Anti-immigration fervor casts city out. Nation wants fewer workers, while NYC needs more; political heat intensifies split. By Elizabeth MacBride, Crain’s New York Business.
- December 26, 2007. Immigrants Make Their Mark On New York City. By Richard Gentil Viso, Queens Gazette.
- December 24, 2007. On the move: Immigrants an economic force in the suburbs. By John Golden, Westchester County Business Journal.
- December 19, 2007. Immigrants boosting N.Y. middle class. A column by FPI senior fellow David Dyssegaard Kallick, Metro New York.
- December 6, 2007. The Other Side of Immigration. Queens TimesLedger Newspapers.
- December 4, 2007. Myth-buster reveals depth of immigrants’ contribution to NY. By Rong Xiaoqing, South China Morning Post.
- December 3, 2007. What Three Million Immigrants Do. By Larry Tung, Gotham Gazette.
- December 2, 2007. An Immigration Red Herring. An editorial from the New York Post.
- November 30, 2007. A portrait of immigration: Regional profile adds to the debate. An editorial from Newsday.
- November 30, 2007. La contribucion economica y laboral de los inmigrantes. By Monica Bastidas, El Correo de Queens.
- November 29, 2007. Sanctuary Was a Lovely Word. Then the G.O.P. Got Hold of It. By Clyde Haberman, New York Times.
- November 29, 2007. The Brian Lehrer Show: An Economy without Mexicans. David Dyssegaard Kallick of FPI debating Steven Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies. (37:36)
- November 29, 2007. Why don’t you teach English? An editorial from El Diario/La Prensa.
- November 29, 2007. Latinos son clave para economía de Nueva York. By Jose Acosta, El Diario/La Prensa.
- November 29, 2007. Immigrants add billions to NY economy. By Pete Davis, Queens Courier.
- November 29, 2007. Immigrants boosting boro economy: Study. By Jeremy Walsh, Flushing Times Ledger.
- November 29, 2007. Reports Add Depth To Illegal Immigration Picture. By Sarah Garland, New York Sun.
- November 27, 2007. City of immigrants. An editorial from the New York Daily News.
- November 27, 2007. A fuller view of immigrants. An editorial from the Schenectady Gazette.
- November 27, 2007. Report Profiles Immigrants’ Impact On New York’s Economy, Workforce. By Gerald Silverman, Daily Labor Report, Bureau of National Affairs.
- November 27, 2007. Immigrants help fill upstate college, medical ranks: Their contributions critical to New York’s economy, report says. By Michael Hill, with Chris Swingle, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
- November 27, 2007. Immigrants hold many of upstate’s top jobs: 35% of doctors are foreign-born. By Dan Osburn, Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin.
- November 27, 2007. Positive Report on Immigrants Fails To Cool a Fiery Debate. By Sarah Garland, New York Sun.
- November 27, 2007. Caribbean Migrants Moving Up ‘Down State.’ hardbeatnews.com
- November 27, 2007. Immigrants aid state economy: They pumped in $229 billion, report says. By Joshua Rhett Miller, New York Metro.
- November 26, 2007. New Report: Immigrant Impact on New York. Reported by Craig Lewis and Mike Clifford, New York Public News Service.
- November 26, 2007. Immigrants Contribute $229B to State’s Economy. By Karen DeWitt, WXXI.
- November 26, 2007. Immigration Battle: Do They Help or Hurt the Economy? By Richard French and Carolyn Rowe, RNN-TV.
- November 26, 2007. A Profile of Immigration. By Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation’s “The Notion.”
- November 26, 2007. Immigrants Pull Weight in Economy, Study Finds. By Patrick McGeehan, New York Times.
- November 26, 2007. An economic engine in immigration: Study by New York state labor, immigrant groups emphasizes contributions by those born elsewhere. By Rick Karlin, Albany Times Union.
- November 26, 2007. Report: Immigrants play significant role in N.Y. economy. By Leah Rae, The Journal News.
- November 26, 2007. Report: NY immigrants doctors as well as low-wage workers. By Michael Hill, Newsday.
- November 26, 2007. Muchos doctores y profesores inmigrantes. By Michael Hill, El Diario.
- November 26, 2007. Immigrants are changing the face of New York. By Srirekha N. Chakravarty, India Post.
- November 26, 2007. Immigrants Are Seen as a Boon: A New Report Sees Big Impact. By Sarah Garland, New York Sun.
- November 26, 2007. New Report Measures Immigrants’ Contribution to NYS Economy. By Marianne McCune, WNYC.
- November 26, 2007. Report Finds That Immigrants Are Driving Force In State Economy. New York 1.
- November 26, 2007. Study: N.Y immigrants “central component” in economic growth. By Joe Mahoney, New York Daily News.
- November 26, 2007. Aliens boost New York economy. New York Post.
- November 26, 2007. Foreigners impact on NY economy adds up. Business First of Buffalo.
- November 26, 2007. The Faces of Immigrants. By Michael Hill, Troy Record.
- June 14, 2007. Another voice / Immigration reform: Law should direct families toward upstate cities. An op ed by David Dyssegaard Kallick in the Buffalo News.