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News June 7, 2024

Axios: How Biden’s border restrictions could affect the labor market

“The figures line up with a Brookings analysis of Congressional Budget Office data earlier this year that attributed higher-than-expected post-pandemic job gai…
News June 4, 2024

POLITICO: Biden border crackdown could snip economy

“Given that it can take months for asylum seekers to receive work permits, the near-term economic impact of the Biden’s action would likely be blunted, accordi…
News May 19, 2024

Axios: America’s school surplus is hurting some students

“A Brookings Institution analysis released Thursday found parents have been turned off from traditional public schooling since COVID for reasons including a de…
Commentary May 16, 2024

The Hill: We should plug the safety net’s biggest hole

"Over the past half-century, the U.S. safety net has grown considerably stronger for children and elderly adults, substantially reducing poverty among them. Bu…
News May 4, 2024

CNN: They have jobs but still need help to feed their families

“In addition to rising prices, another pressure for many middle class families is that their wages have not kept up with inflation as well as the pay of their …
News April 17, 2024

Axios: Who the U.S. economic safety net leaves behind

"While key tax breaks and support programs lift a significant percentage of children, parents and older Americans out of poverty, they barely move the needle o…
News April 12, 2024

The New York Times: Immigrants in Maine are filling a labor gap. It may be a prelude for the U.S.

"'I’m very confident that we would not have seen the employment gains we saw last year — and we certainly can’t sustain it — without immigration,' said Wendy E…
News April 12, 2024

Associated Press: A healthy US economy’s secret ingredient: Immigrant workers, eager to fill jobs

"A study by Wendy Edelberg and Tara Watson, economists at the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project, has concluded that over the past two years, new immigra…
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