From the Publisher
"We've all heard of the entrepreneurial power of modern-day immigrants to America. But this book goes further. It shows how newcomers to our shores, setting up their own firms, excelling in cutting-edge technologies, employing and working with native Americans, are essential to the United States' economic well-being, indeed its very future in a fiercely competitive 21st century world."
—Neal Peirce, The Washington Post Writers Group
"Immigrant, Inc. is well researched, wonderfully written, and a fun, fast read. Like The Millionaire Next Door, Robert Smith and Richard Herman wowed readers with stories of extraordinary people doing extraordinary things, and in the process, they are also creating a more diverse, vibrant and colorful America. A page turner—I couldn't put it down."
—Loung Ung, author of First They Killed My Father and Lucky Child
"The authors' passion comes through in this fantastic book that points to the power and importance of intercultural partnerships in a global economy."
—Connie Atkins, executive director, Consortium of African American Organizations
"Richard Herman and Robert Smith paint a compelling and accurate portrait of the powerful role immigrants play in our economy, and remind us that new people, ideas, and entrepreneurial energy is the American Dream story. Required reading for all policy makers and practitioners working to help America keep its competitive edge in the 21st century."
—John Austin, senior fellow, The Brookings Institution, director, Great Lakes Economic Initiative
"As Americans prepare to celebrate a Thanksgiving holiday that marks the harvest of some of the first European immigrants to America, they may want to settle in with some reading appropriate for the day. A good choice would be Immigrant, Inc.: ... In the end, judgments about immigration policy will, or should, turn less on calculations about the federal fiscal budget and more on assessments of America's national character as a refuge and a place where newcomers can innovate and build new lives, as they have from the days of those pioneering Pilgrims right through to the contemporary characters whose stories are so compellingly told in this book."
—Ira Stoll, author of Samuel Adams: A Life and editor of FutureofCapitalism.com