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Apple’s Tim Cook believes access to high-skill immigrants is a key source of American innovation. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Hiring highly educated immigrants leads to more innovation and better products

New research shows recruiting high-skilled immigrants leads to a ‘meaningful’ increase in innovation – and even more than spending money on research and development.
President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

3 key quotes from Trump’s first State of the Union, explained

Trump touted his administration’s economic successes and laid out his immigration plan in an 80-minute speech to Congress. Our experts weigh in.
The Statue of Liberty has been a welcoming sight for immigrants for decades. Susan Ragan/AP Photo

Want a stronger economy? Give immigrants a warm welcome

Trump’s plans to build a wall with Mexico and deport millions of people in the US illegally cast immigrants as an economic threat to Americans. The evidence suggests otherwise.

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