Immigration and the Economy -- Subscribers Only (278.3 KiB)
The economic and fiscal consequences of immigration. More than 40 million people living in the United States were born in other countries, and almost an equal number have at least one foreign-born parent. Together, the first generation (foreign-born) and second generation (children of the foreign-born) comprise almost one in four Americans. It comes as little surprise, then, that many U.S. residents view immigration as a major policy issue facing the nation. Not only does immigration affect the environment in which everyone lives, learns, and works, but it also interacts with nearly every policy area of concern, from jobs and the economy, education, and health care, to federal, state, and local government budgets. 506 pages.
IMMIGRATION GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY
Immigration Generally Improves the Economy
Immigration boosts entrepreneurship
Immigrants Benefit Particular Cities
Immigration Critical to High Skilled Workers
Immigrants Boost Health Care
IMMIGRATION BAD FOR THE ECONOMY
High Skilled Immigrant Workers Not Key to the Economy
Immigration Causes Unemployment
Yes, immigration hurts American workers. This article argues that there are economic benefits to immigration but that it does hurt the wages of workers, particularly low skilled workers. The article does conclude that we should not ban immigration but rather that we should develop government programs to help those who have lost jobs due to immigration.
Immigration Hurts Blacks and Hispanics
Immigration Hurts Low Skilled Workers
Immigration Hurts Wages
Immigration Hurts Education