……then why are people pushing to get them all out of here? We know that they are here illegally, but when the only crime most commit is living here illegally, wouldn’t it hurt us more to deport them during these bad times? and aren’t they doing the jobs most of you wouldn’t do?
Dollars and sense: Economy, native workers benefit from immigrant work
Until recently, saying that immigrants are “doing jobs Americans are not doing” amounted to little more than political rhetoric. But now, the real facts are beginning to surface, courtesy of some unusual suspects – a California economist and the Internal Revenue Service.
In late February, Dr. Giovanni Peri, a University of California, Davis, economist, published a report that cuts against the typical immigration grain. By analyzing census data in California (home to 30 percent of foreign-born workers in the U.S.), Peri concluded that immigrants actually boost the wages of native workers.
Essentially, Peri found that immigrants complement (rather than replace) native workers. Because most immigrants in California are unskilled laborers without a high school diploma, they end up filling in the gaps in California’s labor market, where most native workers have more than a high school diploma but less than a doctorate degree.
“In nontechnical terms,” Dr. Peri writes, “the increased supply of migrants is likely to put native workers in jobs where they perform supervisory, managerial, training, and in general interactive and coordinating tasks.” Thus, with native workers supervising immigrants, Peri estimates that native workers actually experience an average wage boost of 4 percent.
It’s already known that illegal immigrants inject some $7 billion a year into the Social Security trust, but now the IRS is estimating that ITIN filers have contributed $50 billion.
Sorry. No data so far.
14 visitors online now
13 guests, 1 members
Powered by Visitor Maps