A century of data shows that Donald Trump is wrong about the jobs impact of immigration

08/15/2016 Quartz

deportation“Decades of record immigration have produced lower wages and higher unemployment for our citizens, especially for African-American and Latino workers. We are going to have an immigration system that works, but one that works for the American people.” —Donald Trump, in his 2016 Republican party nomination acceptance speech.

If US presidential candidate Donald Trump wants an immigration system that works for Americans, he might want to consider one with far fewer restrictions than he’s proposing.
Immigrants don’t cause high unemployment. In fact, a century of data suggests Trump has both his chronology and his causation reversed—it shows that a thriving US job market causes immigration to rise.

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Mexico Sitting on Untapped Entrepreneurial Talent

07/20/2016 Gallup

emprender.pngWASHINGTON, D.C. — Entrepreneurial talent — an individual’s innate potential to successfully create businesses and jobs — can be found in every postal code in Mexico. But many of these individuals are not being identified and developed.

Just over one in four adults living in Mexico are employed full time for an employer, which is about average for Latin America, but it highlights a disappointing gap between the current state of Mexico’s economy and its potential. The lack of “good jobs” could stem from the sizable informal economy, uncompetitive wages and sparse access to training, development and higher education.

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Mexican consul: NC’s relationship with Mexico an important one

08/10/2016 The Daily Reflector

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The new Mexican consul general for the Carolinas said many people don’t understand the contributions that Mexicans make to the economy of North Carolina.

“Many people don’t know that Mexico is the second biggest export market,” said Remedios Gomez Arnau. “Many people don’t know that there are five big Mexican companies in North Carolina creating jobs.

“Many people don’t know that there are 200,000 jobs in North Carolina depending on the trade with Mexico,” Arnau said. “Many people don’t know that the migrant workers of Mexico that are working here, if they were expelled from North Carolina, it would cost a lot of money to the economy of North Carolina and that many jobs would be lost also.”

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Job Opportunity: Program Assistant, Mexico Institute

1620505_820228064671080_545656447_nTitle: Program Assistant, Mexico Institute
Agency: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Job Announcement Number: WC-16-08T SALARY: $35,265 Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 to Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Series: AD-303

The incumbent serves as the principal administrative, clerical, and project support assistant for the Mexico Institute.

The responsibilities will include:

Oversees the organization of Institute events which may include arranging travel and accommodations for staff and visitors;

Performs research related to program activities;

Compiles and maintains computer database of subject matter experts, peer reviewers, conference participants, media, and the general public interested in program events, etc. and is responsible for updating and distributing information through the use of automated mailing lists;

Arranging for facilities, catering, A/V and any other necessary services;

Routinely drafts correspondence for the Institute Director’s signature;

Receives visitors, answers phones and provides information related to program activities;

Prepares a variety of financial forms, correspondence, reports on a PC;

Processes payments and reimbursements for consultants, project participants, and partner organizations.

Updates the Institute’s webpages regularly in consultation with the Deputy Director and Director;

Provides orientation for scholars and the processing of their associated paperwork;

Assists with the preparation of newsletters, other Institute publications;

Organizes and maintains files on all events and funding sources;

Drafts summaries of Mexico Institute events for publication on Mexico Institute website.

And performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Required

This position requires the ability to use a personal computer and the ability to use a variety of office software (word processing, database, email, web authoring, etc.) to perform office work; experience in the coordination of special events; and knowledge of standard office procedures. Knowledge and an interest in Mexican history, culture and/or society and Spanish language fluency are highly desirable.

To review full description, qualifications requirements, and how to apply for this position please visit our full job announcement at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/436532800


Immigrants Seen as Way to Refill Detroit Ranks

120px-A_day_without_immigrants_-_La_Raza_unida_jamás_será_vencidaThe New York Times, 01/23/2014

For Detroit, a city that has watched a population in free fall, officials have a new antidote: immigrants.

Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan on Thursday announced plans to seek federal help in bringing 50,000 immigrants to the bankrupt city over five years as part of a visa program aimed at those with advanced degrees or exceptional abilities in science, business or the arts.

Under the plan, which is expected to be formally submitted to federal authorities soon, immigrants would be required to live and work in Detroit, a city that has fallen to 700,000 residents from 1.8 million in the 1950s.

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Power to Mexico

Houston Chronicle, 12/10/2013

rick perrySpeaking to the annual conference of the Republican Governors Association, meeting in Arizona recently, Gov. Rick Perry was unrealistically optimistic when he predicted that this nation’s grinding debate over immigration reform is likely to end in the not-too-distant future, thanks to Mexico’s economic advances. Comprehensive immigration reform is much more complicated than that, and yet there’s a kernel of truth in the governor’s observations.

Perry spoke specifically of the effort by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to reform his country’s energy laws to lure greater investment from outside oil and gas companies. The end result would be not only increased energy production but also more jobs for Mexicans.

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How Mexico’s tax reforms could affect business along the border

The Christian Science Monitor, 11/26/2013

maquiladora1President Peña Nieto’s sweeping reforms raise taxes on US-owned companies and other businesses. Some firms along the US-Mexico border say they won’t rule out relocating.

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