Why immigration reform would be good for U.S. workers

08/8/2013 | Brookings Institution (Washington, D.C.)

Data suggest that increased legal immigration would bring higher wages and better living standards for most Americans, write Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney. Depending on the models used, immigration reform would likely drive up salaries by between 0.03% and 0.18% by 2023. "On net, the ... increase in immigrants will modestly raise the wages of the average American worker," they write.

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