The Economics of Immigration: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why
From The Curious Capitalist
January 30, 2013 - 5:45am
Washington’s focus has shifted to immigration reform this week as a bipartisan group of Senators put forward a comprehensive plan on Monday and President Obama followed with a proposal of his own yesterday. The debate thus far has been anchored around the bipartisan Senate proposal, the President’s support for a “path to citizenship,” and House Republican’s opposition to it. The opposition to the plan so far has centered around concerns about such a deal inviting a new influx of undocumented workers, or its rewarding those who have violated the law. These are important discussions to have, but with the economy here at home still so fragile, many are wondering what sort of effect immigration has on the American economy. Here’s a look at four big questions concerning the economics of immigration: Does immigration reduce wages for native-born Americans? It might seem like...
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