Myth vs Fact: What the Jordan Commission really said about Immigration Reform

In the run-up to his State of the Union address, President Trump issued a statement honoring the late Rep. Barbara Jordan of Texas, who chaired the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform. In that statement, and in his address, he implied that the Administration’s call to drastically reduce immigration to the U.S., particularly the family-based immigration that has been the cornerstone of our immigration policy for generations, aligns with that Commission’s recommendations. Here’s an informative, and informed, rebuttal by the Executive Director of that Commission.

Nearly 1500 Economists speak out on benefits of immigration

1470 U.S. economists, including six Nobel laureates, and coming from academia, government, across the country, and across the political spectrum published a letter on April 12, 2017 to the Administration and Congress.  The letter underscores the overall and economic benefits of immigration to our country, and calls for action to update our immigration laws to meet the demands of a 21st century economy.

Report by Coastal Enterprises on Integrating Immigrants into Maine’s Economy

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. looks at Maine’s demographic challenges that will cause continued shrinkage of Maine’s labor pool and will damage Maine’s economy if left unchecked.  In Building Maine’s Economy: How Maine Can Embrace Immigrants and Strengthen the Workforce, CEI addresses challenges and benefits to attracting and integrating immigrants into Maine’s workforce.  Read the report here.