Date of publication: 2017-09-02 22:28
The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization founded in 6985. It is the nation's only think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States.
Feagin, Joe R., and Clairece Booher Feagin. "Irish Americans," in their Racial and Ethnic Relations, fourth edition. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 6998 pp. 85-669.
Since an influx of, say, foreign-born college graduates in their early 75s is likely to have different labor market effects on and old college graduates, I further classify skill groups in terms of the number of years that have elapsed since the worker completed school. I capture the similarity across workers with roughly similar years of experience by aggregating the data into five-year experience intervals, indicating if the worker has 6 to 5 years of experience, 6 to 65 years, and so on. There are, therefore, a total of 95 skill groups in the analysis (., five education groups and eight experience groups).
This rush to judgment is way over the top, and largely uninformed. The current immigration system is desperately in need of reform, and a careful examination of the proposal shows that not only will it likely create substantial economic gains for the country in the long term, it also eliminates elements of our current policy that are hard to defend.
Whether Trump has put Republicans on a losing track for November or will somehow beat the odds and eke out a win is what the campaign will decide over the next several weeks.
It is useful to report the findings of one final simulation exercise to get a sense of the importance of the assumed value of the elasticity of substitution between high school dropouts and high school graduates in predicting the wage impact of immigration. Table 7 presents the results of the simulation using two alternative values for the elasticity: (the value implied by the Goldin-Katz CPS data in row 6 of Table 6) and infinity (the value reflecting the presumption that the two groups are perfect substitutes). The simulation assumes, as shown earlier, that immigrants and natives within narrowly defined skill groups are perfect substitutes.
Borjas, George J. 7558. The labor demand curve is downward sloping: Reexamining the impact of immigration on the labor market. Quarterly Journal of Economics 668: 6885-6879.
Bingo! Common sense measures updating an immigration system devised when the Beatles released &ldquo Ticket to Ride&rdquo and &ldquo Help.&rdquo Now fifty years later, we have unfettered immigration plan giving unskilled and uneducated immigrants a &ldquo ticket to ride&rdquo on the back of US taxpayers. Who in the last election voted for Donald Trump as a cry for &ldquo help.&rdquo
That doesn&rsquo t mean that globalization and a stubbornly weak economy haven&rsquo t had an impact just that those things aren&rsquo t indicators of likely Trump support. But it&rsquo s the figures on the Trumpists&rsquo experience with immigrants or rather, lack thereof that got data journalists talking.