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WEBCAST: Does Immigration Help American Employment?

Bipartisan Policy Center Website
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In recent years, the claim that immigrants take jobs from Americans has become a central flashpoint in the national immigration debate. To provide greater clarity on this issue, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Immigration Project commissioned a study over whether increases in immigration impact the employment rates of American workers. The study found that increases in foreign workers correspond with a rise in the employment rates of native-born workers, suggesting that immigration benefits American workers across the country.


Ryan Edwards
Research Associate, Berkeley Population Center, University of California, Berkeley

Mao-Mei Liu
Lecturer in Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

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