Hey, don't bad-mouth unskilled immigrants

. . . But what about the millions of unskilled laborers who arrive in this country every year?
Recent public discourse would have us believe that they poach American jobs, lower wages and sponge off welfare. Yet economic research suggests a different picture: Unskilled immigrants are good for the U.S., and the U.S. is good for them.
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The labor market is not a zero-sum game with a finite number of jobs; immigrants create their own ... Full Story »

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by Louise Auerhahn - Oct. 1, 2008

Good overview of findings on the economics of immigration to the U.S., written by two economists. Makes the findings accessible and ties them in with "common-sense" economics.

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