immigrationCFI recognizes that immigrants and immigration play a large role in Colorado’s economy and our future. We believe that broadly shared prosperity means that all Coloradans, regardless of their immigration status, have equal access to the public resources and economic opportunities that allow them to achieve their full potential. CFI examines the role of immigrants in the Colorado economy and beyond, and promotes public policies that improve the economic well-being of immigrant families.

Immigration Reports

The Impact of Allowing All Immigrants Access to Driver’s Licenses 

June 29, 2015
PDF Report Providing driver’s licenses to all immigrants makes Colorado roads safer and results in greater savings in automobile insurance premiums for all Colorado drivers. Licensed drivers become more knowledgeable about traffic and road laws, purchase insurance and register their… read more

Immigration’s positive effects on the economy: CFI’s Chris Stiffler appears on KGNU’s “It’s the Economy”

November 22, 2013
What are the effects of immigration on Colorado’s economy? Chris Stiffler, economist for the Colorado Fiscal Institute, laid it out for listeners on KGNU’s “It’s the Economy,” on the Thursday, Nov. 21 edition of the show.  Stiffler has written several… read more

Welcoming Immigrants Good for Colorado’s Economy

September 11, 2013
The data is in – welcoming immigrants to our state and our communities benefits us all, according to new research compiled by the Immigration Policy Center.  It shows that: ·      Immigrant entrepreneurs generated $1.2 billion in business revenues in Colorado… read more

Economic Potential from the Shadows

July 22, 2013
By Chris Stiffler Colorado’s economy isn’t performing as well as it could, and one big reason is the nation’s dysfunctional immigration system prevents thousands of people from realizing their full working potential.  Although Colorado already depends on the economic activity… read more

Contribución de inmigrantes (Contribution of Immigrants)

July 11, 2013
KCEC News 07/10/2013 4:59 PM En medio del debate migratorio, el reporte recién publicado por el instituto de política económica y tributaria, indica que colorado se beneficiaría de decenas de millones de dólares en impuestos adicionales a miles de inmigrantes… read more
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