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Immigrants keep US business dynamic and competitive

Foreign-born entrepreneurs are a vital part of the U.S. economy, a new study shows. Economists Sari Pekkala Kerr of Wellesley and William R. Kerr from Harvard have recently found that as of 2008, more than one in four entrepreneurs in the United States was foreign-born. Apart from the famous cases, ...

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The US would benefit by increasing the immigration levels

A new analysis by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that the U.S. would benefit by increasing the number of immigrants it accepts each year, especially foreign nationals with college education. At the moment, immigrants make about 13 percent of the U.S. population and the country is accepting annually ...

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25 percent of physicians in the US are foreign-born

Foreign-born professionals might be the only solution to cover the labor shortages in one of the vital industries in the U.S. economy. Currently, 25 percent of physicians and surgeons practicing in the U.S. were born outside the country. In addition, about 20 percent of nurses, home health assistants and psychiatric ...

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U.S. schools court foreign entrepreneurs who need visas

An increasing number of U.S. schools are taking advantage of a legal loophole in order to attract and retain foreign entrepreneurs who are in need of a visa. The so-called “global entrepreneur in residence” programs allow certain foreign-born graduates of U.S. schools to get H-1B visas and work part-time on ...

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Almost one million Indians immigrated to the US since 2000

More than 1.6 million Indian citizens have immigrated to the United States from 1840 to 2014. By the year 2000, 674,221 Indians had received the Lawful Permanent Resident status, most of them in the aftermath of the historic Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 which opened the doors to large-scale ...

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Most of the undocumented immigrants in the US are here working

There is a consistent amount of data showing that undocumented immigrants contribute to the U.S. economy, mostly by paying taxes, regardless of their legal status in the country, and other studies have focused on their active contribution. A new report from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch found that in ...

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US economy adds 287,000 jobs in June, exceeding expectations

The latest U.S. Labor Department report showed a surprising gain of 287,000 jobs last month, more than 100,000 over what the economists had predicted. This was the largest monthly job expansion since October 2015. Hourly earnings also went up by 2 cents to $25.61 an hour and the annualized rate ...

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One in 3 US Latino immigrants engage in politics

People living in the U.S. either legally or without documents cannot vote in elections. They can, however, participate in politics in many other ways, and according to a recent study, they often engage in political actions. The study, developed by two university professors and political scientists, used data from a ...

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