16 April 2010

Immigrants don't steal jobs from low-wage earners

“Americans, whether they are rich or poor, are much more in favor of high-skilled immigrants,” says M.I.T. scientist Jens Hainmueller.

Moreover, census data shows that cities with high immigrant populations are the ones  which thrive. Economic growth in specific cities, like Atlanta, is connected to low-wage immigrant labour.

This seems to indicate that not only is the US not suffering from low-wage labour, but that people are wrong to favour high skilled immigrants over immigrants who perform blue-collar work. Such low-skill workers help the economy.


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