Immigration Creates More Jobs, Speakers Say
The Post and Courier
January 12, 2012
Immigration lawyer and author Richard Herman spoke to the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce about how the influx of immigration in fact creates jobs.
“Herman said building a strong economy means attracting people with the best skills from all over the world, just as professional U.S. sports teams recruit players from abroad.
‘The idea that immigration creates jobs hangs upon highly educated foreign-born residents, many of whom come to the United States to earn advanced degrees. Some stay and build companies, and more should be encouraged to do so’ said immigration lawyer and author Richard Herman. . .”
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
January 20-22, 2012
Richard Herman participated as a guest speaker in this online Global Press Conference with the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. In this interview Richard speaks about:
- The importance of immigrants in the US and in the Rustbelt specifically
- Pending immigration legislation
- Immigrant entrepreneurs and undocumented youth
- Richard’s personal experience with his own blended family and immigrant wife (who at one time was undocumented herself)
February 7, 2012
Richard Herman is quoted throughout this article as an expert resource regarding the changing US immigrant landscape.
“Both Hohn and Herman provide helpful suggestions of how to reform our immigration system. . .”
Critical Mass Progress
January 15, 2012
Richard Herman was quoted in this article about how immigrants can boost local economies, especially in US Rust Belt cities.
“ Welcoming immigrants to your city is like dropping seeds into Miracle Grow,’ said Richard T. Herman, a Cleveland immigration lawyer and co-author of ‘Immigrant Inc.’ For cities like Buffalo, an influx of immigrants can repopulate and ignite a much-needed economic renaissance, Herman said.”
“Rust Belt cities need new blood, new ideas and innovations, and immigrants can provide all of that,’ Herman said. ‘Their prodigious economic output should be welcomed . . .”
Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
March 15, 2012
Keynote speaker Richard Herman shares his presentation with the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce online regarding how immigrants significantly contribute to the American economy.
New Hampshire News
April 14, 2012
“We talk with author and lawyer Richard Herman, who says immigrants are a resource for innovation and global competitiveness. He says they’re behind some of our most successful companies like Google and eBay and we need to find ways, according to Herman, to encourage more entrepreneurship like this through changing laws and dousing the often inflammatory debate over immigration. . .”
Crain’s Cleveland Business
April 16, 2012
Richard Herman co-authored this article in Crain’s Cleveland Business with Roberto Torres. In it he implores Cleveland officials to make attracting immigrants a city-wide economic priority.
April 20, 2012
Parma Schools and Tri-C Culture Shock 2012 featured Richard Herman as the keynote speaker regarding Immigration Issues in Cleveland and the Midwest.
“Immigration attorney and author Richard Herman gave a keynote address titled: ‘Welcoming Who? Are We Still Afraid of Immigrants?’ Herman told stories about immigrant entrepreneurs and compared and contrasted Cleveland’s immigrant welcoming efforts with Global Detroit, Global Dayton, the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians and others. . .”
April 30 2012
In this article Richard Herman commentates on Midwest views towards immigrants and the importance of US cities to actively pursue globalization through welcoming a diverse, immigrant workforce.
“The immigration attorney/advocate admitted there is a negative attitude toward globalization in general, and immigrants in particular—especially across the Midwest. Herman explained that manufacturing-heavy Rust Belt Cities have been hit hard by globalization and related job losses.”
“We’ve been the punching bag of globalization,’ Herman said. ‘So we have to change the conversation about how to harvest the fruits of globalization’. . .”
Kent State University Excellence in Action
October 11, 2010
On October 15, 2010 Richard Herman participated in Kent State University’s Global Friday session at the Gerald H. Read’s Center for International and Intercultural Education. Richard discussed the current issues facing immigrants as well as his book: Immigrant, Inc.
Recognized Immigration Lawyer, Richard Herman, to Speak at Fourth Annual Immigrant Entrepreneur Summit
October 13, 2011
In this statement, Richard Herman is announced as a featured speaker at the prestigious immigrant entrepreneur summit (IES) in Des Moines, Iowa.
“Richard Herman has been serving immigrant entrepreneurs, investors, employers, professionals and families since 1995. As a well-known resource in the minority and immigration community, Herman plans to lead IES’s seminar, ‘How to Turn a Business Idea into a Green Card’. . .”
Attracting More Immigrant Entrepreneurs to Pittsburgh Would Spark New Jobs and Economic Growth . . . Global Pittsburgh News
Global Pittsburgh News
December 20, 2011
In this article, Richard Herman is quoted as an expert speaker from the Global Pittsburgh 2011 conference titled “Boosting Global Innovation – A Roundtable Discussion on Immigration.
“Designed to launch a discussion on improving local attitudes and policies regarding immigration, the invitation-only conference featured Richard T. Herman. . . Herman’s research shows that rather than take jobs away from American-born workers, statistics show that immigrant entrepreneurs create new jobs by starting their own companies, and that other cities, states and even other countries are working hard to attract immigrant entrepreneurs to help boost their economies and create jobs.”
“Foreign-born entrepreneurs are more than twice as likely as the native-born population to start businesses that create jobs and economic growth, which benefit the entire region and all of its residents, Herman said. . . ”
Throw open the doors! What promises to boost the regional economy? -- Ohio.com: Akron Beacon Journal Online
Ohio.com: Akron Beacon Journal Online
January 3, 2010
Richard Herman is referenced in this article as an immigrant expert, advocating that skilled immigrants can make an extreme positive impact on local Ohio economies.
“Want to add energy, creativity, jobs and increased prosperity to the regional and state economies? Do everything possible (and legal) to attract skilled immigrants to Northeast Ohio. That is the compelling message of Richard T. Herman, a Cleveland immigration attorney. . .”
February 9, 2010
In this statement Richard Herman, a Cleveland author, civic activist and immigration attorney, is announced as a featured speaker at the Akron Roundtable on February 18, 2010. His address for this event is titled, “How Immigrants Can Save Northeast Ohio”.
The Plain Dealer
March 19, 2010
In this article published in New Geography, written by Richard Herman, Richard discusses Cleveland, Ohio’s potential for progress through welcoming and targeting immigrant newcomers.
“In numerous cities around the country, economic development professionals and foundations are looking at ways to tap the immigrant market. This will not only counter local depopulation and stabilize the local housing market, but will also attract a new wave of urban entrepreneurs, investors and consumers. . .”
April 9, 2010
In this article, The Plain Dealer quotes Richard Herman’s book “Immigrant Inc.: Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs are Driving a New Economy”
San Francisco Chronicle
April 27, 2010
In this article written by Richard Herman, Richard discusses evolving policy related to highly skilled immigrant reform.
“To welcome high-skill immigrants is to promote a lucrative and little-known phenomenon. While the country was preoccupied with illegal immigrants, legal immigrants were building the New Economy.
The founders of Google, Intel, Yahoo, Sun Microsystems, AST Research, eBay and YouTube are all largely immigrants. New Americans are behind more than half of the high-tech companies in Silicon Valley and about a quarter of the biotech companies in New England.
In a global economy fueled by technology and innovation, high-skill immigrants have become America’s competitive edge. . . ”
June 24, 2010
In this article written by Richard Herman, Richard discusses how the Cleveland immigration population is in a unique position to help revitalize the region.
“There is precedent in leveraging ethnic and global networks for local development. Northeast Ohio’s Jewish community, which enjoys extensive business, family and social ties in Israel, has helped the region attract tens of Israeli companies in recent years.
What is needed now is a bold regional plan to take this formula for success to a larger scale, particularly targeting markets such as China where the government is encouraging its businesses to expand into the United States. . . ”
Washington Business Journal
October 19, 2009
This article published in the Washington Business Journal discusses how the high rate of entrepreneurship among immigrants contributes to a dynamic economy.
“Authors Richard T. Herman and Robert L. Smith noticed that immigrants have a high rate a success and wanted to know the reasons. What they discovered was not a secret formula, but rather a culture they called ‘Immigrant, Inc.’ . . .”
The Seattle Times
December 27, 2009
In this article published in The Seattle Times, Richard Herman is quoted as an expert on how skilled immigrants offer an economic advantage to US metropolitan areas.
“It’s high time, Herman says, for the businesses and allied forces of the Midwest to press Congress to create a Great Lakes “High-Skill Immigration Zone” to let the Frost Belt cities more easily recruit skilled immigrants. . .”
December 29, 2009
“Immigration attorney Richard T. Herman and journalist Robert L. Smith write that tapping into the entrepreneurial spirit of immigrants and easing the naturalization process would offer great economic benefits for struggling parts of the country, like Rust Belt cities. . .”