A new white paper released today by the Bipartisan Policy Center shows healthy levels of immigration will play a critical role in keeping overall economic growth strong and mitigating the added strain on social safety net programs like Social Security.
This paper outlines some of the economic challenges facing the United States due to demographic change—focusing specifically on Social Security; economic growth; and federal, state, and local budgets—and highlights the role immigration can play in easing these strains.
Over the past 20 years, the flow and demographic profile of immigrants entering the United States has changed dramatically. This issue brief explores the changes in key demographic categories of immigration, along with trends in unauthorized immigration and border activity, and how they compare with the current immigration debate.
The projected declines in poverty are promising, but African Americans and Hispanics will continue to struggle to a greater extent than whites.
Oddly enough, recent government efforts to cut struggling homeowners some slack may in fact be hurting many more than it is helping. Specifically, it is negatively impacting those who don’t yet own a home – those first-time homebuyers who would…