The issues surrounding immigration are complicated (particularly in the case of the undocumented segment), but there is one incontrovertible fact: Texas needs the workers!
The issues surrounding immigration are complicated (particularly in the case of the undocumented segment), but there is one incontrovertible fact: Texas needs the workers! This infographic summaries some of the key findings of the Perryman Group's report analyzing the economic effects of the undocumented workforce, Texas Needs the Workers! An Analysis of the Economic and Fiscal Impact of Undocumented Workers.
The amount of money being sent back home to Mexico from people living in the US is up 15% over the last year. Dr. Perryman explains why that is important.
The Pew Hispanic Center came out with a new immigration study, and Dr. Perryman says one section is devoted to whether undocumented workers are taking jobs away from Americans.
Given all the recent attention immigration has received, Dr. Perryman says it's a good time to separate the myths from the realities.
The pandemic created upheaval in multiple areas of Americans' lives last year, including where they live and how they work. The overall volume of moves was down last year due to the complexity created by the virus, but the patterns were both enlightening and harbingers of things to come. While the US population is always mobile in response to economic conditions and preferences, a recent survey by Hire a Helper found that about a quarter of 2020 moves were related to COVID-19, with the most commonly cited reasons being (1) escaping the worst of the pandemic, (2) losing a job or income, and (3) sheltering-in-place with or taking care of family.