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The Danger of Devaluing Immigrants

Impacts on the U.S. Economy and Society (2022)

Immigration, as a conduit for bringing new talent, ideas, and inventions into the United States, is essential to the success and vitality of our economy and society. In this timely book, researched and written by the Immigration Book Project Team at Penn State University, immigration is approached from historical, economic, business, and sociological perspectives in order to argue that the treatment of immigrants must reflect and applaud their critical roles in supporting and leading the economic, social, cultural, and political institutions of civil society.

Approaching immigration as both a socioeconomic phenomenon and a matter of public policy, The Danger of Devaluing Immigrants offers demographics and statistics on workforce participation and job creation along with stories of individual immigrants’ contributions to the economy and society. It supports the idea that, when immigration is challenged in the political sphere, we must not lose sight of the valuable contributions that immigrants have made―and will continue to make―to our democracy.

Becoming American
Why Immigration Is Good For Our Nation’s Future (2014)

For policy makers, business leaders, and American citizens, immigration reform is one of the defining issues of our time. In turns both personal and analytical, remaining factual and well-argued throughout, Fariborz Ghadar’s Becoming American makes the case for common sense immigration policies and practices that will not only help strengthen America’s economy and role as world leader, but will also help millions of prospective immigrants and their families start making more out of their lives today, and for generations to come.

The author is an Iranian immigrant who fled his homeland decades ago in search of a more stable and successful future. Weaving his personal story into that of the millions of immigrants facing unnecessary hurdles at the global level, he demonstrates the need for our governments and leaders to make policy decisions intelligently – not just based on current circumstances – but with an eye toward a future brighter than our current state of dysfunction, uncertainty, and regrettable bigotry towards those with funny names. Based on our nation’s undeniable history as a nation of immigrants, we cannot fail to address the impact that immigration will have on our future if we want to accurately plan for a thriving, diverse and better tomorrow. Becoming American helps readers not only understand the mindset of America’s immigrant populations, but makes the case for America once more as a place for the world’s hardest workers, loftiest dreamers, and most prosperous people.

Global Tectonics
What Every Business Needs to Know- Revisited (2014)

Global Tectonics:  What Every Business Needs to Know, presents the revolutions that will shape the future of every facet of society and business. Aging trends, natural resource issues, dramatic advancements in technology, terrorism and immigration will have so dramatic an impact that no one involved in strategy should miss this compelling analysis. Worldwide, CEOs and senior managers need to prepare their industries for global tectonics. Business executives easily and often overlook such gradual developments — that is, until a major quake shakes their corporate foundations. Global Tectonics: What Every Business Needs To Know identifies thirteen global trends that will present the most formidable challenges to world business leaders in the next thirty years. Whether these tectonic shifts put industries through minor tremors or major earthquakes depends on how businesses have prepared for imminent change.