The Effects of Immigration on the Employment Outcomes of Black Americans

Testimony

The Effects of Immigration on the Employment Outcomes of Black Americans

Statement before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
April 4, 2008

Abstract

While most evidence suggests that immigration has had a modest negative effect on black employment, especially for those without a high school diploma, changes in immigration law will probably not improve job prospects for young blacks, Senior Fellow Harry Holzer told the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He offered six suggestions for policymakers looking to improve outcomes for young African Americans, such as improving their early work experience and occupational training with high-quality career and technical education.

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