Wages, Jobs, and Poverty

"What past immigration has done. . .is to depress wages and increase the profits of the firms that employ the immigrants."

- George Borjas, Professor of Economics at Harvard University

"The American economy is dynamic, and it would be a mistake to think that every job taken by an immigrant is a job lost by a native. Many factors impact employment and wages. But it would also be a mistake to assume that dramatically increasing the number of workers in these occupations as a result of immigration policy has no impact on the employment prospects or wages of natives."

- Steven A. Camarota, Director of Research at CIS

Unemployment/Underemployment Rates