FW: IPC Perspectives: Immigrants and African Americans
From: Immigration Policy Center [mailto:ipc@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 12:17 PM
To: Peter Munoz
Subject: IPC Perspectives: Immigrants and African Americans
Perspectives on Immigration
A Conversation about the Economic Effects of Immigrants on African Americans
by Gerald D. Jaynes, Yale University
July 14, 2009 - In IPC's latest Perspectives on Immigration, Gerald D. Jaynes, a professor in the Economics and African American Studies Departments at Yale University , dispels the myth that immigrants take African American jobs. In his plainspoken narrative, Jaynes cites statistical analysis on the effect of immigration on wages and native-born employment and finds the effects to be "relatively small and secondary to other causes of low wages and employment." He also points out that immigration as a whole is a net benefit to the U.S. economy.
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