From The Desk Of
As Carnegie Corporation of New York honors Great Immigrants this Independence Day, I am reminded of my parents and our journey to the United States in August 1959. My parents, Margaret and Jerry Mannion, were Irish immigrants who left their respective homes (Monaghan and Galway) in their teens to earn a living in London, England. It was there they would meet and marry and have their two daughters.
While immigrants make up around 13 percent of the U.S. population, they play an outsize role in entrepreneurship and business formation relative to their overall numbers according to annual startup index data, which the Kansas City-based Kauffman Foundation recently released.
A Pew research poll shows broad public support for legal pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the United States.