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Texas Needs the Workers!: An Analysis of the Economic and Fiscal Impact of Undocumented Workers
Report Published on January 29, 2016

The issues surrounding immigration are complicated (particularly in the case of the undocumented segment), but there is one incontrovertible fact: Texas needs the workers!

DACA: An Economic Imperative
Press Release Released on January 18, 2018

The clock is ticking on a two-million-job issue: finding a permanent solution to replace Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The DACA program allows individuals who entered the United States as children to remain here for school or work. Nearly 800,000 persons across the country are enrolled in the program, and approximately 124,300 of these individuals live in Texas. If no action is taken, these young people will be subject to deportation when work visas in place on March 5, 2018 expire (some are already expiring). The issue has become highly politicized, thus at times masking the critical underlying socioeconomics.

DACA Decision Could Significantly Complicate Recovery from Hurricane Harvey
Press Release Released on September 05, 2017

The Trump Administration has announced a decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an immigration program allowing individuals who entered the United States as children to remain here for school or work. Nearly 800,000 persons are enrolled in the program. Approximately 124,3000 of these "Dreamers" live in Texas, with a high concentration in Houston and the Gulf Coast region.

What is the impact of a federal judge striking DACA?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 19, 2021

Dr. Perryman emphasizes the need for congress to develop effective immigration legislation and policies. 

What are some issues with the proposed border wall in Texas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on June 23, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains why this idea would not be an effective strategy, and provides an alternative solution. 

What role does immigration play in the national economy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on April 20, 2021

Dr. Perryman provides insights regarding certain considerations for immigration policy.

What is the role of immigration in the workforce?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 20, 2021

With the US population growing at the slowest rate in history, immigrant workers are needed to fill roles in the workforce.

What impact do international students have on the US?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 09, 2020

Dr. Perryman describes issues with the ICE plan to bar international students from attending institutions moving fully online this fall. 

How do immigrants and natural‑born US citizens compare in economic performance?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on October 30, 2019

A major new study compares the upward mobility of poor immigrants and natural-born US citizens.

How does immigration impact our economy, and how does the US population compare with the US job market?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on August 16, 2019

Dr. Perryman says missing in all the discussion about immigration is the simple fact that we don't have enough people living here to keep the economy going.