Importing Poverty

Immigration's Impact on the Size and Growth of the Poor Population in the United States

By Steven A. Camarota on September 1, 1999

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Steven A. Camarota is Director of Research at the Center for Immigration Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Virginia. Dr. Camarota has testified before Congress and written extensively on the effects of low-skilled immigration on American workers.


 

 

Table of Contents

 

List of Figures, Tables, and Maps
 
Executive Summary
 
Introduction
 
Why Care About Poverty Caused by Immigration?
 
Methods and Data
 
Findings
 
Statistics
 
Conclusion
 
Policy Implications
 
End Notes
 
References