Investing in the education of the children of immigrants will pay off in the long run as these workers play a prominent—and needed—role in our labor force.
In the two nations with the highest numbers of foreign-born persons within their borders, how do you balance welcoming policy with public response?
In Silicon Valley, 73 percent of low-income children are not enrolled in preschool at age 3, compared with 48 percent of those who are not low-income.
Silicon Valley is known for its innovation and wealth, but it’s also home to 50,000 low-income children who could benefit from high-quality early education.
In a study of 21 cities, citizenship for eligible immigrants could generate earnings and employment gains totaling $5.7 billion.
Even if undocumented immigrants become authorized to work, that still may not be enough to increase competition with natives for low-skilled jobs.
The new measure factors in additional expenses and government assistance. Immigrants’ increase in poverty rates was by far the largest of any group.