Placing Immigration into a Historical Context: America’s Advantage
Wednesday, January 29 | 2:00pm
Matthew Denhart Executive Director of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation
Matthew Denhart serves as executive director of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. He has studied immigration policy extensively and is the author of America’s Advantage: A Handbook on Immigration and Economic Growth Statistics, published in 2015 by the Bush Institute and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Denhart has written and spoken widely on the topics of higher education, labor and tax policy. For nearly as long as there has been a United States of America, there has been a debate about immigration. Today, issues of border security and unauthorized immigration dominate headlines. These are important issues that require careful consideration, but all too often they overshadow other critical aspects of the immigration discussion. One highly important dimension of the immigration debate deserving much greater consideration is the role immigrants play in the economy. On this point, the evidence could not be clearer: immigrants are a powerful positive force in the U.S. economy. Indeed, immigrants contribute in a number of ways to U.S. economic growth.
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