What's immigration's real impact on U.S. wages?

Published August 2, 2017

An article on CBS MoneyWatch about a new federal bill that aims to cut legal immigration in the U.S. in half and the impact immigration has on U.S. wages interviews Abigail Cooke, assistant professor of geography, about her study that found that high diversity actually increases wages overall and has no effect on low-skilled workers. "I don't see any evidence that this is dragging people's wages down," she said. "I think that some of the worries that immigrants, and specifically low-skill immigrants, are the reason people's wages are stagnating, are just pointing the finger in the wrong direction."

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