Archive for February 2013

Immigration reform to boost the economy and to create more jobs

I attach a link to an article I wrote for the Detroit Free Press published on Sunday February 3rd, 2013. It discusses the interaction between immigration reform, the economy and the creation of jobs. It is based on a short research paper I worked on last summer and presented within a group study of macroeconomic issues. It was based on research at reputable national universities showing that more immigration boosts the economy, increases jobs for local workers and actually adds to their income. While at first glance this argument might sound counterintuitive, it actually makes a lot of sense. Basically, scarcity of population never creates jobs: one does not look for work in uninhabited areas. On the contrary, the addition of new hard working population creates its own demand for products and services, and thus creates more jobs than it occupies. To read the article, please follow the link at

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