March 7, 2013. Highbrow Magazine reviews why Americans should care about comprehensive immigration reform.

A 2012 study by the Fiscal Policy Institute, “found that there were 900,000 immigrants among small-business owners in the United States, about 18 percent of the total, ” a higher percentage than the total immigrant share of the population, which is 13 percent. Hamilton Place Strategies, a Washington research group, argued in a recent paper that low-skilled immigrant workers in agriculture also boost the economy by increasing work for Americans in other sectors, such as transportation and marketing.