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    Default The Impact of High Levels of Immigration on U.S. Workers

    http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/meet...-on-us-workers

    Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest
    Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building 226
    Presiding: Chairman Sessions

    Witnesses
    Dr. George J. Borjas
    Robert W. Scrivner Professor Of Economics And Social Policy
    Harvard Kennedy School
    Cambridge , MA
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    http://gborjas.org/2016/03/16/senate-testimony/



    If one wishes to believe that the immigration surplus is around $50 billion, it follows from the same calculation that the redistribution of wealth from workers to firms is around half-a-trillion dollars
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    It is hard to measure the value we have gained with a more diverse community in dollar terms.
    But the fact of the matter is that there are often times in life even a curmudgeonly, misanthropic old grouch like myself has to "join the team" to accomplish a larger goal. -AF

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    http://www.renewoureconomy.org/resea...tter-business/

    Key findings of the report include:

    In recent decades, the number of Hispanic entrepreneurs has grown exponentially. From 1990 to 2012, the number of Hispanic entrepreneurs in America more than tripled, going from 577,000 to more than 2.0 million. This surge far outstripped population growth among the working-age Hispanic American population. It also dwarfed the growth in the number of self-employed non-Hispanics during that period, which grew by just 14.0 percent—roughly one eighteenth as fast as the Hispanic rate.

    Hispanic immigrants, particularly those from Mexico, played a key role in this growth. Between 1990 and 2012, the number of Hispanic immigrant entrepreneurs more than quadrupled, going from 321,000 to 1.4 million. At the same time, the number of self-employed Mexican immigrants grew by a factor of 5.4, reaching 765,000. Entrepreneurship became so established among Mexican immigrants that by 2012 more than one in 10 such immigrants was an entrepreneur.

    There are far more Hispanic entrepreneurs today than expected. In 2012 the rate of Hispanic-American entrepreneurship was more than one whole percentage point higher than we would expect based on factors like population growth, language proficiency, and family structure. Hispanic immigrants overcame obstacles that hinder entrepreneurship at even greater rates: Among that population, the entrepreneurship rate was 2.1 percentage points higher than expected, resulting in an estimated 251,000 additional entrepreneurs in 2012.

    Hispanic entrepreneurs helped power the economy during the recent recession. While entrepreneurship rates among non-Hispanic, U.S.-born individuals dropped during the decade that included the recent recession, the number of Hispanic entrepreneurs grew by 71.5 percent. That made a notable difference on the U.S. unemployment rate: If the 581,000 Hispanic immigrant entrepreneurs who created businesses from 2000 to 2010 were instead unemployed in 2010, the unemployment rate would have been 0.4 percentage points higher, topping 10 percent.

    As entrepreneurship levels have dropped in recent years, Hispanics have increasingly focused on founding new businesses. In 2012, the rate of self-employment dropped to its lowest point in decades, reaching 10.0 percent. But from 2010 to 2012, the number of Hispanic entrepreneurs grew by 160,000 people. For the entire 1990 to 2012 period, Hispanics added new entrepreneurs almost 10 times faster than the population overall.

    Hispanic immigrants now have higher entrepreneurship rates than the U.S. population overall. While 10.2 percent of the U.S. population was entrepreneurs in 2010, 11.0 percent of Hispanic immigrants were. By 2012, that gap had widened to 10.0 percent and 11.7 percent, respectively.
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    LOL. How many people are employed in these wondrous entrepreneurial endeavors? Mow and blow is usually a pretty small operation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    LOL. How many people are employed in these wondrous entrepreneurial endeavors? Mow and blow is usually a pretty small operation.
    A sob story to distract you from paying attention to the wealth redistribution.
    The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    It is hard to measure the value we have gained with a more diverse community in dollar terms.
    lol
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    The illegal flood served (they, them, those bast@rdz, the banksters, etc.) 2 purposes:

    1. They fueled the fraudulent housing bubble by filling the massive labor shortage of construction workers and all related service industry labor requirement increases.

    2. Balkanization:

    In recent years there has been talk of the "balkanized states of America" and of balkanization in Europe. In these cases, the term is not used to describe the violent fragmentation that occurred in places like the former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. In these instances it describes potential divisions based political, economic and social differences. Some political commentators in the United States for example claim that balkanized or fragmented because it is special interests with elections in specific areas than with governing the entire country (West, 2012). Because of these differences there have also been some discussions and separatist movements at the national and local levels.
    The economic woes of the average American stem from the Federal Reserve banking system that controls the US Dollar and has bought up and moved offshore the vast majority of US manufacturing, transforming America from the worlds most productive and inventive #1 creditor nation to the consumer-based economy, largest debtor nation in the history of the world.

    Blaming immigrants for NAFTA, the fraudulent Housing Bubble, domestic corporate and public welfare policy, Mortgage Backed Securities, Credit Default Swaps, the Iraq War, the Afghanistan War, etc., is like blaming your wife's pregnancy on the baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    It is hard to measure the value we have gained with a more diverse community in dollar terms.
    Diverse to me is a Damn Yankee moving south......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bossobass View Post
    The illegal flood served (they, them, those bast@rdz, the banksters, etc.) 2 purposes:

    1. They fueled the fraudulent housing bubble by filling the massive labor shortage of construction workers and all related service industry labor requirement increases.
    As pointed out earlier this was a cover for a massive wealth transfer under the disguise of "growing the economy". Some may also argue the shortage never really existed and the real problem were low wages for construction workers building those McMansions, a suppression of the market forces which made the problem much worse.

    Blaming immigrants for NAFTA, the fraudulent Housing Bubble, domestic corporate and public welfare policy, Mortgage Backed Securities, Credit Default Swaps, the Iraq War, the Afghanistan War, etc., is like blaming your wife's pregnancy on your neighbor.
    FTFY. See also #1
    The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    It is hard to measure the value we have gained with a more diverse community in dollar terms.
    What value does that bring that did not exist before?

    How many problems has "diversity" solved? What problems has diversity made worse?

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    Bringing in new people brings in new energy- new ideas. Without new infusions, things stagnate and can collapse. Businesses and countries which are unable to adapt will fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Bringing in new people brings in new energy- new ideas. Without new infusions, things stagnate and can collapse. Businesses and countries which are unable to adapt will fail.
    You sound like a demagogue.
    The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.

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    The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.

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