Studies by Year

International Students in Canada and the United States, April 25, 2024
The Importance of Growth in the Foreign-Born Population to U.S. Economic Growth, March 25, 2024
H-1B Petitions and Denial Rates in FY 2023, February 26, 2024
Legal Pathways: A Humane and Effective Option, January 9, 2024

U.S. Immigration Policy And The Competition With China, December 5, 2023
Refugee Integration in America, October 12, 2023
Immigrants and Nobel Prizes: 1901-2023, October 4, 2023
Why the United States Still Needs Foreign-Born Workers, July 25, 2023
AI and Immigrants, June 27, 2023
Illegal Entry, Presidents and Effective Policy, May 9, 2023
Immigration, Employment Growth and Economic Dynamism, February 22, 2023
H-1B Petitions And Denial Rates In FY 2022, February 2, 2023
The Historic Refugee Crisis in the Western Hemisphere, January 31, 2023

H-4 Visa Holders: An Underutilized Source of Skilled Workers, November 2, 2022
Immigrant Entrepreneurs and U.S. Billion-Dollar Companies, July 26, 2022
Human Smuggling and U.S. Immigration Policy, May 2022
Modernizing H-1B Policies and Regulations, April 13, 2022
Analysis of U.S. and Canadian International Student Data, March 3, 2022
China’s Regulatory Crackdowns and U.S.-China Trade and Investment Relations, February 10, 2022
The Impact of the Covid-19 Drop in International Migration on the U.S. Labor Market, February 3, 2022
Refugees and Security Vetting, January 25, 2022
H-1B Petitions and Denial Rates in FY 2021, January 12, 2022

Japanese Industrial Policy: An Economic Assessment, November 10, 2021
Immigrants and Nobel Prizes: 1901-2021, October 6, 2021
Updated Employment Data For Computer Occupations as of September 2021, September 27, 2021
H-1B Denial Rates Through the Second Quarter of FY 2021, August 30, 2021
International Students in Science and Engineering, August 19, 2021
NFAP Exec. Dir. Testimony Before the House Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee: On U.S. and Canadian Immigration Policy, July 13, 2021
The Earnings of IT Professionals Compared To Other Professionals, June 10, 2021
The Impact on International Students of Ending the H-1B Lottery, May 10, 2021
The Impact on U.S. Men and Women in STEM Fields of Increases in International Students, April 6, 2021
Limiting Executive Authority in Immigration, March 29, 2021
Industrial Policy and U.S. Innovation, March 29, 2021
Employment Data For Computer Occupations for January 2020 to March 2021, March 18, 2021
An Analysis of the U.S. Citizenship Act, February 23, 2021
An Analysis of the DOL Final Rule’s Impact on H-1B Visa Holders and Employment-Based Immigrants, February 17, 2021
Immigration’s Contribution to Population Growth and Economic Vitality, February 4, 2021
H-1B Denial Rates For FY 2020 and the Impact of Court Decisions, January 27, 2021
Rethinking China Trade Policy: Lessons Learned and Options Ahead, January 26, 2021
Updated Analysis on Employment Data For Computer Occupations for January to November 2020, January 4, 2021

H-1B Denial Rates Through the Third Quarter of FY 2020, December 2020
Updated Analysis: Employment Data for Computer Occupations for January to October 2020, November 2020
Trump Administration Trade Policies, October 29, 2020
An Analysis of the DOL H-1B Wage Rule, October 16, 2020
Immigrants and Nobel Prizes: 1901-2020, October 14, 2020
Employment Data For Computer Occupations for January to September 2020, October 13, 2020
International Students and DHS Data, September 28, 2020
Section 232 and Reform of U.S. Trade Law, September 9, 2020
H-1B Denial Rates Through The Second Quarter of FY 2020, August 2020
The Contributions of Immigrants to Sports in America, July 23, 2020
The International Experience of Startup Visas for Immigrant Entrepreneurs, July 15, 2020
Immigrants and America’s Comeback From the Covid-19 Crisis, July 13, 2020
Updated Analysis of Employment Data for Computer Occupations, June 11, 2020
Analysis of International Student Data for the 2018-19 Academic Year, June 8, 2020
Military Contributions and Sacrifices of Immigrants, May 22, 2020
The Impact of H-1B Visa Holders on the U.S. Workforce, May 18, 2020
Analysis of Employment Data for Computer Occupations, May 18, 2020
H-1B Denial Rates and Numerical Limits as Indicators of Current Restrictions, May 7, 2020
State Department Immigrant and Temporary Visa Declines and Refusals in FY 2019, March 10, 2020
H-1B Approved Petitions and Denial Rates for FY 2019, February 26, 2020
The Impact of Administration Policies on Immigration Levels and Labor Force Growth, February 24, 2020
The Cost of Trade-Related Aid to American Farmers, January 21, 2020
Analysis of FY 2018 Legal Immigration Statistics, January 13, 2020

H-1B Denial Rates for the First Three Quarters of FY 2019, October 28, 2019
Immigrants and Nobel Prizes: 1901-2019, October 10, 2019
SSA No-Match Letters, October 8, 2019
An Analysis of Tariff Costs and Regulatory Savings Under Trump Administration Policies, September 2019
Updated Analysis of H-1B Denial Rates for First Two Quarters of FY 2019, August 8, 2019
H-1B Denial Rates: Past and Present, April 10, 2019
Employer-Paid H-1B Visa Fees, April 1, 2019
Immigrant Entrepreneurs and U.S. Immigration Policy, March 23, 2019
International Students, STEM OPT and the U.S. STEM Workforce, March 5, 2019
State Department Visa Refusals in FY 2018 for Immigrants and Nonimmigrants, March 1, 2019

Immigrants and Billion-Dollar Startups, October 2018
U.S.-South Korea Trade, August 2018
Immigration, Unemployment and Labor Force Participation, May 2018
H-1B Visas By The Numbers: 2017-18, April 19, 2018
NAFTA TN and E Visas, April 4, 2018
Declining International Student Enrollment at U.S. Universities, February 2018

Understanding America’s Legal Immigration System, December 2017
The Importance of International Students to American Science and Engineering, October 10, 2017
International Students and STEM OPT, October 10, 2017
Immigrants and Nobel Prizes 1901-2017, October 5, 2017
The Impact of a Point-Based Immigration System on Agriculture and Other Business Sectors, August 2017
7,000 Deaths and Counting, August 2017
Fixing Prevailing Wage Calculations for High-Skilled Immigrants, June 2017
H-1B Visas By The Numbers, June 2017
The Contributions of the Children of Immigrants to Science in America, March 2017
Policy Recommendations on Employment-Based Immigration for the New President and Congress, January 2017

Immigrants and Nobel Prizes, October 2016
The Real World Impact of Proposed High-Skilled Immigration Restrictions, August 2016
Setting the Record Straight on High-Skilled Immigration, August 2016
Work Visas Better Than A Wall, August 2016
The Trump Tariffs: A Bad Deal for Americans, May 2016
Immigrants and Billion Dollar Startups, March 2016
Startup Visa Proposals and Job Creation, March 2016

Reforming America’s Legal Immigration System, September 2015
The World Has Changed Since 1990, U.S. Immigration Policy Has Not, September 2015
The Challenge of Immigration Processing and Executive Action, June 2015
Trade Promotion Authority: Facts and Issues, May 2015
The Most Misleading Statistic in Immigration, April 2015
L-1 Denial Rates Increase Again, March 2015

Executive Action and Legal Immigration, September 2014
Illegal Entry Rises, July 2014
Immigrants in Professional Baseball and Basketball, June 7, 2014
The Increasing Importance of Immigrants to Science and Engineering in America, June 2014
House and Senate Legislation on High Skill Immigration, June 2014
Updated Analysis on the Impact of Immigration Legislation on Salaries and Competitiveness, April 2014
L-1 Denial Rates for High Skill Foreign Nationals Continue to Increase, March 2014
Analyzing House and Senate Plans for Legalization, January 2014

The Importance of International Students to America, July 2013
Wages and U.S. Competitiveness, June 2013
American-Made 2.0: How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Continue to Contribute to the U.S. Economy, June 2013
NFAP Testimony on High Skill Immigration Before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, May 8, 2013
Webcast of Senate Commerce Committee Hearing, May 8, 2013
H-1B Visas, May 2013
Analysis of H-1B and L-1 Provisions in Senate Immigration Bill, April 2013
How Many More Deaths? The Moral Case for a Temporary Worker Program, March 2013
Immigration Restrictions and America’s Growing Health Care Needs, February 2013
The Contributions of Immigrants to Cancer Research in America, February 2013

DOL Threatens Personal and Commercial Privacy, September 2012
Still Waiting: Green Card Problems Persist for High Skill Immigrants, June 2012
The Cost to Americans of Ending Birthright Citizenship, March 2012

Immigrant Founders and Key Personnel in America’s Top 50 Venture-Funded Companies, December 2011
America’s Tradition of Rewarding Talent, December 2011
L-1 Visa Approvals Decline Significantly at U.S. Posts in India, November 2011
Waiting and More Waiting: America’s Family and Employment-Based Immigration System, October 2011
Keeping Talent in America, October 2011
Reforming America’s Regulations and Policies on Employment-Based Immigration, August 2011
Contributions of the Children of Immigrants in Science, May 2011
Mandatory H-1B Visa Fees Exceed $3 Billion in Past Decade, March 2011
NFAP Testimony before the Commission to Study the Impact of Immigrants in Maryland, February 14, 2011
H-1B Visas and the GAO Report, January 2011
Fee Increase on H-1B Visas Likely Violates U.S. Commitments Under GATS, January 2011
Fee Increase on H-1B Visas Likely Violates U.S. Commitments Under GATS, January 2011

A New Immigrant Entrepreneur Visa Aimed at Job Creation in America, September 2010
Proposed Changes to Skilled Worker Visa Laws Likely to Violate Major U.S. Trade Commitments, June 2010
Family Immigration: The Long Wait To Immigrate, May 2010
Death at the Border, May 2010
H-1B By The Numbers: 2010 and Beyond, March 2010
Analysis of USCIS Memo on H-1Bs and Third Party Placement, March 2010

Employment-Based Green Card Projections Point to Decade-Long Waits, November 2009
A Commission to Regulate Immigration?, May 2009
Common Sense, Common Interests: Combining Work Permits and Bilateral Agreements, May 2009
H-1B Visas by the Numbers, March 2009
H-1B Visas and Financial Institutions, February 2009

NFAP-Reason Chart Explaining Legal Immigration System, August 2008
Certifiable – The Department of Labor’s Approach to Labor Certification, July 2008
H-1Bs and Job Creation, March 2008

Driving Jobs and Innovation Offshore: The Impact of High Skill Immigration Restrictions, December 2007
Foreign-Educated Nurses – A Small But Important Part of the U.S. Health Workforce, October 2007
Deadly Consequences: The Hidden Impact of America’s Nursing Shortage, September 2007
The Point System’s Impact on Foreign Nurses and Other Potential Immigrants, June 2007
Analysis of Senate H-1B and L-1 Provisions, June 2007
NFAP Testimony on Immigration Before the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, May 8, 2007
Green Card Delays Worsen for Employment-Based Immigrants, May 2007
U.S. Company H-1B Fees and Taxes to Support Education, May 2007
H-1B Visas, Outsourcing, Enforcement and U.S. Workers, May 2007
Anti-Outsourcing Efforts Down But Not Out, April 2007
Analysis of Draft Immigration Proposal, April 2007
Testimony on Foreign Investment and NFAP Research on Foreign Investment Before House Financial Services Committee, February 7, 2007
CFIUS and Foreign Investment, January 2007

American Made: Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Professionals, November 2006
Coming to America, Immigrants and Baseball, October 2006
Immigration’s Impact on U.S. Workers and the Economy, July 2006
Immigration Numbers in Context, June 2006
Foreign Investment, June 2006
Legal Immigrants: Waiting Forever, May 2006
NFAP Testimony on H-1B Visas Before House Subcommitee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims, March 30, 2006, March 30, 2006
H-1B Fees Paid by U.S. Companies, March 2006
Understanding L-1 Visas and the Recent OIG Report, March 2006
H-1B Professionals and Wages: Setting the Record Straight, March 2006
Privacy Concerns and Global Sourcing, March 2006

International Students and U.S. Policy Choices, October 2005
Proposed Restrictions on Global Sourcing Continue at High Levels in 2005, April 2005
H-2B Visas: Providing a Legal Regime for U.S. Employers, April 2005
Appendix 2 – SSA Memorandum on Effective Taxable Payroll and Immigration, March 2005
Appendix 1 – SSA Memorandum Changes in Level of Legal Immigration, March 2005
The Contribution of Legal Immigration to the Social Security System (Appendix 1 and 2 go with Study), March 2005

How Time Magazine Got it Wrong on Illegal Immigration Numbers, September 2004
The Multiplier Effect, July 2004
Exporting the Law: A Legal Analysis of State and Federal Outsourcing Legislation, April 2004
The Unintended Consequences of a 90-day Notification of Offshore Outsourcing, March 2004
Understanding the Dodd Amendment, March 2004
NFAP Testimony on Work Visas Before House Committee on Agriculture, January 28, 2004

Creeping Protectionism: An Analysis of State and Federal Global Sourcing Legislation, December 2003
The Impact of Agricultural Guest Worker Programs on Illegal Immigration, November 20, 2003
Making the Transition from Illegal to Legal Migration, November 20, 2003

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