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Friday, September 23, 2016

Immigrants Aren’t Taking Americans’ Jobs, New Study Finds

Do immigrants take jobs from Americans and lower their wages by working for less?

The answer, according to a report published on Wednesday by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, is no, immigrants do not take American jobs — but with some caveats.

The question is at the heart of the furious debate over immigration that has divided the country and polarized the presidential race. Many American workers, struggling to recover from the recession, have said they feel squeezed out by immigrants.

Donald J. Trump, the Republican nominee, has called for a crackdown on illegal immigrants, saying they “compete directly against vulnerable American workers.” He promises to cut back legal immigration with new controls he says would “boost wages and ensure open jobs are offered to American workers first.”

Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival, takes an upbeat view, saying immigrants contribute to the economy whether they are here legally or not, by providing labor for American employers and opening businesses that create jobs for Americans rather than taking them.

The report assembles research from 14 leading economists, demographers and other scholars, including some, like Marta Tienda of Princeton, who write favorably about the impacts of immigration and others who are skeptical of its benefits, like George J. Borjas, a Harvard economist. Here’s what the report says:

• “We found little to no negative effects on overall wages and employment of native-born workers in the longer term,” said Francine D. Blau, an economics professor at Cornell University who led the group that produced the 550-page report.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

ridiculous. if they are here in America, and working, they have taken an americans job. it is really that simple.

the only one who win, especially in agriculture, is the employer.
little to no taxes, no benefits, no paid time off, no overtime.

Anonymous said...

Another LIE

Anonymous said...

Well duh they are just figuring this out now???

Anonymous said...

1039
I agree with you.
These academics believe they can say any thing at all, and the American sheeple will accept it as truth. The sky is green. Oh, well, yes, it has sort of a green tint to it. so on

Anonymous said...

If you take into account the millions who don't work at all and collect every possible government handout then it is somewhat more easier to believe.

lmclain said...

I'm calling BS on that.
DEFCON 5 type BS.
What's next from these charlatans? A report (700 pages!!) telling how, in reality, our health care costs are lESS than they were 4 years ago and how most Americans have saved MORE than the $2500 obama promised us.
Followed by an 800 page (the more pages, the more erudite the report??) showing how it is really Christians who commit the most terrorist acts, despite what the news says.
Hillary is calling in all her favors for the relentless effort to smear Trump. She NEVER places an ad extolling her virtues and accomplishments, only why Trump is so bad.
Quit telling us why we shouldn't vote for someone. Tell us (if you can) why we should vote for YOU.
Keep cheering.