Does Immigration Help or Hurt Less-Educated Americans?

Testimony

Does Immigration Help or Hurt Less-Educated Americans?

Testimony of Harry J. Holzer before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
April 25, 2006

Abstract

There seems little doubt that any negative effects of immigration on the earnings of native-born American workers are modest in magnitude and mostly short-term in nature. To the extent that high school graduates and dropouts in the United States have fared poorly in the labor market in recent years, other factors are much more likely responsible.

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