Monday, April 22, 2013

Five ways immigration reform will help low-wage workers

There are some very interesting facts and a graph that prove that immigration reform will not hurt our workers who are here already.   - - Donna Poisl

Posted by Ezra Klein

Something odd happens whenever immigration reform enters the news: Politicians and pundits who barely spare a word for low-wage workers in normal times suddenly become extremely concerned that immigrants might compete with low-wage laborers.

There’s a reason for that: The overall economic benefits of immigration are clearly positive. Immigration is good for the economy. So opponents of the bill are left picking over the distribution of those benefits.

As the Hamilton Project writes in their summary of the evidence, “immigrants create average wage increases of between 0.1 percent and 0.6 percent for American workers.
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