We need a different kind of conversation on immigration
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We need a different kind of conversation on immigration

Immigrants are also unusually entrepreneurial. They are twice as likely to start new businesses as native-born Americans. New businesses account for essentially all net new jobs created in the United States, and many of these small businesses go on to become very big. More than half of all American startups worth $1 billion or more today were founded by immigrants. Continue reading

The United States and Sweden Share an Approach to Shutting Out Immigrants
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The United States and Sweden Share an Approach to Shutting Out Immigrants

I keep thinking about this phrase. It is evidently inaccurate—no one is “undocumented” before crossing into the country—yet apparently it didn’t strike the editors at either Clinton’s publisher or the magazine as unusual. The word has become as commonplace as the assumptions it reflects, and these assumptions are shared across the political spectrum. Continue reading

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ACLU sues New Hampshire police force over immigration policy

In its lawsuit filed in Concord, the ACLU accuses several Exeter police officers of arresting 25-year-old Bashar Awawdeh in August on suspicion that he was an undocumented immigrant. It argues that authorities had no basis for arresting him and did not suspect he had committed any crime. It also argues that his immigration status alone does not constitute a crime. Continue reading