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Senator Schumer Cites CUF’s Tech Report in Addressing Visa Problems

Impact - September 2012

Senator Schumer Cites CUF’s Tech Report in Addressing Visa Problems

Our May 2012 New Tech City identified the lack of engineers and programmers as the single biggest threat to the future growth of New York City’s tech sector and called on policymakers to reform immigration laws that currently prohibit tech companies from hiring talented tech workers from abroad. Last week, Senator Charles E. Schumer introduced legislation that would do just this, citing the Center’s report as proof of the need for his proposed visa reforms.

Data from Bad English

Data - January 2012

Data from Bad English

Selected charts and graphs from the Center for an Urban Future's January 2012 policy brief which found that communities from Albany and Syracuse to Queens and Staten Island are experiencing an influx of immigrants, many of whom lack English proficiency—but the number of state-funded ESOL classes has declined in recent years.

Mayor runs with CUF recommendations to support immigrant entrepreneurs

Impact - March 2011

Mayor runs with CUF recommendations to support immigrant entrepreneurs

Today, the Mayor announced three new steps to make it easier for immigrant-owned businesses to start and grow in New York City. All three mayoral initiatives were heavily influenced by the Center.

Mayor Bloomberg Advances CUF Policy Proposals in State of City Speech: Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Impact - January 2011

Mayor Bloomberg Advances CUF Policy Proposals in State of City Speech: Immigrant Entrepreneurs

CUF has been the city's leading voice in highlighting the catalytic impact of immigrant entrepreneurs and arguing that targeted support from local economic development officials could help more immigrants succeed in starting and growing businesses here.Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced a set of initiatives to support immigrant entrepreneurs.

Mayor Bloomberg takes a page from CUF in arguing economic value of immigrants

Impact - July 2010

Mayor Bloomberg takes a page from CUF in arguing economic value of immigrants

In late June, Mayor Bloomberg launched a national campaign to advocate for an overhaul of the nation's immigration policy, basing his case on an argument made repeatedly by the Center for an Urban Future during the past few years: immigrants provide a vital economic boost to cities.

Mayor's State of City Speech Echoes CUF Recommendations on ESOL Programs & Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Impact - January 2010

Mayor's State of City Speech Echoes CUF Recommendations on ESOL Programs & Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Over the past four years, CUF has repeatedly argued that limited English skills among the city's immigrant workforce are both a barrier for countless New Yorkers to advance in their careers and a constraint on New York's economic competitiveness. In his State of the City Speech last week, Mayor Bloomberg forcefully embraced many of our findings and recommendations.

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