Op-eds and Articles

Killing Immigration Reform Hurts the Housing Recovery

It is looking more likely that the comprehensive immigration bill the Senate passed last month will end up stalling in the GOP-controlled House. Although Republican partisans probably don't realize it, killing immigration reform could do serious collateral damage to the housing recovery. Most economists believe that bringing 11 million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows…

PPI in the News

Young People Can’t Get a Summer Job – But Don’t Blame Immigration

ABC News'  Emily Deruy quotes Diana Carew on immigration and unemployment: According to the Department of Labor, just half of young people between 16 and 24 had jobs in July 2012, which is typically the peak for youth employment. That's up just slightly from 2011. Anti-immigration organizations like the Center for Immigration Studies allege that immigrants…

Press Releases

Press Release: Will the Senate Defend Our Constitution?

WASHINGTON—Will Marshall, President of the Progressive Policy Institute, today released the followed statement after President Trump declared a national emergency to fund the border wall: "By declaring a national emergency to build a border wall, President Trump has crossed the Rubicon. He has turned a cheap partisan stunt into a bona fide Constitutional crisis. "Congress…