Our nation’s immigration policy continues to be an issue of debate among federal and state policymakers, particularly during today’s difficult economic times. One area of concern has been the impact of immigration on the U.S. labor force and the wages of American workers. In this month’s employment analysis, The Hamilton Project highlights the economic evidence on what immigration means for U.S. jobs and the economy. Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney find that, on average, immigration increases the opportunities and incomes of Americans. To read the full piece, click here.
On May 15th, The Hamilton Project will host a forum on immigration reform and release a new proposal by UC Economist Giovanni Peri, which explores a path forward for a market-based immigration system. More information on the event and registration can be found by clicking here.