Center for Jobs and Immigration - studies and articles

Center for Jobs and Immigration - labor studies on the workforce

The Center for Jobs and Immigration offers studies on immigration and jobs, wages, and job security in the United States. The great majority of the immigration reports reveal that illegal immigration has a significant negative impact on American jobs and the American worker.

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) concludes that "Because immigration increases the supply of labor, it reduces wages and creates job competition for natives. Job competition between immigrants and natives is especially fierce at the bottom of the labor market because so many immigrants are employed in the low-skilled/low-wage segments of the economy. The effects are usually greater on younger and minority native populations. When the average American wage exceeds the average Mexican wage by a factor of ten, even the most menial American job can be a powerful inducement to emigrate."

The Center for Immigration Studies observed that in 2006, immigrants comprised nearly 16 percent of the work force and accounted for 40 percent of high school dropouts. Nearly 1 out of 6 immigrants in the U.S. live in poverty. The poverty rate for immigrants and children under 18 is 17 percent. This is 50 percent higher than for U.S. citizens.

The impact of mass immigration - especially illegal immigration - on low-wage jobs in the Unites States is obvious. These jobs and immigration studies provide more information on the impact on American wage earners.

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