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Impact of High Levels of Immigration on U.S. Workers, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, March 16, 2016   [open pdf - 2MB]

This testimony compilation is from the March 16, 2016 hearing, "Impact of High Levels of Immigration on U.S. Workers," before the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest of the Committee on the Judiciary. From the opening statement of Steven A. Camarota: "In this testimony, I will focus on four areas. First I will summarize the theoretic impact of immigration on the U.S. labor market. Second, I will discuss what the research shows about the actual impact of immigration on the wages and employment of natives. Third, I will describe what has been happening in the U.S. labor in the last 15 years. Finally, I will discuss the impact of immigration on the aging of American society and the need for workers. The overarching theme of my testimony will be that immigration does not confer significant economic benefits on the native-born. Instead, immigration tends to redistributed income from some American workers, often from the poorest and least educated, to business owners and other American workers. Moreover, the chief justification for the current high level of immigration that there is need for workers is not supported by the available evidence." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: George J. Borjas, Peter N. Kirsanow, Benjamin E. Johnson, David D. Kallick, and Steven A. Camarota.

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