Immigration

Statement: President’s Actions on Immigration Will Benefit the Pennsylvania Economy

Date of Press Release: 
November 25, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Nov. 25, 2014) – Mark Price, labor economist with the Keystone Research Center, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement last week that he will use the power of the executive office to shield millions of people from deportation and give them authorization to work:

“Bringing undocumented workers out of the shadows and into the above-ground labor market is good for them, good for the economy and good for us all. Specifically, the president’s actions will bring the following important benefits to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:

Immigrants Contribute to Pennsylvania Economy as Small Business Owners, New Report Shows

Date of Press Release: 
June 14, 2012

New report shows robust immigrant contribution to GDP

Report looks at immigrant contribution in 25 largest metropolitan areas, including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Date of Press Release: 
December 1, 2009
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HARRISBURG, PA (December 1, 2009)— In the 25 largest metropolitan areas of the United States, including Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, immigrants are contributing to the economy in very close proportion to their share of the population, according to a report released this week by the Fiscal Policy Institute in New York. The report looks at all immigrants – documented and undocumented, across the economic spectrum.