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Report Warns Easing Immigrants’ Path to Citizenship Will Further Harm Economy

June 1, 2011
Kelley Vlahos
5/31/2011

President Obama says reforming immigration policy will help the nation’s economy, especially in the form of job creation

Research cited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says there is no correlation between immigration and high unemployment.

But one major critic disagrees and says that illegal immigrants are already competing with native-born Americans for jobs, particularly low-wage, unskilled service jobs.

In a new report released today, “Immigration, Poverty and Low-Wage Earners: The Harmful Effect of Unskilled Immigrants on American Workers,” FAIR (Federation for Immigration Reform) says the president’s vision for comprehensive immigration reform would add thousands, if not millions, more unskilled workers to the labor force, which is still struggling under the recession.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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