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Banking on Migrant Money

Saturday, October 20, 2007

A new survey finds that migrant workers sent over $300 billion in remittances home last year. In the case of Latin America, the relatively low cost of cash transfers serves as a major factor in a high rate of remittance flows. A recent Viewpoints Americas proposes incorporating remittances into a larger model of expanding microfinance services. ... Read More

Immigrants Key to Future U.S. Economy

Wednesday, June 6, 2007  |  Jason Marczak  |  Viewpoints Americas

As the U.S. population ages and birth rates decline, immigrant labor will be one of the few sources for future labor growth, writes AS/COA Director of Policy, Jason Marczak. Across the Atlantic, foreign-born labor is also an important economic resource but integration policies stifle newcomers’ ability to contribute economically. ... Read More