Jan 22, 2012

The benefits of economic research

I’m delighted to share the news that yesterday the U.S. government added Haiti to the list of more than 50 countries eligible to participate in the H-2 visa program for temporary and seasonal workers, ending a longstanding policy of excluding Haitians from America’s largest temporary employment-based visa program. This is wonderful news for Haitians and Americans. It has the potential to unlock hundreds of millions of dollars in new economic opportunity for Haitian workers and their families—at no cost to the U.S. or Haitian governments, and with no increase in overall U.S. immigration. It’s also a fine example of the power of research-based policy engagement to help foster shared global prosperity. Keep reading . . .
That is Michael Clemens in "Why I’m Thrilled the United States Has Stopped Excluding Haitians from Temporary Work Visas." Great news! HT: Tim Harford

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