Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Unemployment & Immigration...any similarities?


No...plain and simple no. Today I received an e-mail that explained that unemployment & immigration are disconnected. Here's a summary of what the Immigration Policy Center found:
With Congress once again poised to consider comprehensive immigration reform, a key question confronting lawmakers is to what extent immigration and unemployment are related. Opponents of immigration reform frequently argue that immigrants “take” jobs away from many native-born workers, especially during economic hard times. Yet an analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau clearly reveals that this is not the case. In fact, there is little apparent relationship between recent immigration and unemployment rates at the regional, state, or county level. (May 19, 2009)
For more info and the full report go to the Immigration Policy Center.
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