The Immigrant Workforce

The Urban Institute recently released a research report titled Upskilling the Immigrant Workforce to Meet Employer Demand for Skilled Workers. The report – and its two page factsheet - provide guidance for policy makers, workforce organizations – both public and private – employers and funders (such as the ones that support the work of organizations … Continue reading The Immigrant Workforce

Bank Executive: Why he supports “Dreamers”

Guest Columnist Luis G. Lobo is an executive in the banking industry. Children are not held responsible for the actions of their parents. In a free society, we long ago established that the actions of parents were not held against their children. Debtor courts may move against the assets of the parents, but not to the future … Continue reading Bank Executive: Why he supports “Dreamers”

All Eyes on the Supreme Court

On April 18th, eight members of the Supreme Court heard 90 minutes of oral arguments on what is known as DACA and DAPA. The White House’s representatives argued in favor of expanding an already existing program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which gives temporary relief to immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. … Continue reading All Eyes on the Supreme Court

“We should be so thankful that they’re here”

“We should be so thankful that they're here,” demographer William Frey says of immigrants boosting the USA’s diversity.  Mr Frey is a Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program and the recent author of the book called: Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America And the "they" Mr. Frey is referring to are immigrants. So many immigrants and so … Continue reading “We should be so thankful that they’re here”