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July 14, 2007

Immigration and Unemployment in Georgia

An Immigration Policy Center (IPC) Immigration Fact Check released late last month finds no evidence of a direct, negative relationship between employment levels for immigrants and native-born workers in Georgia. This Fact Check rebuts a recent report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) that says the increase in the number of less-educated immigrant workers in Georgia between 2000 and 2006 caused employment levels among less-educated natives to decline. Instead, the evidence suggests that immigration generally has had positive effects for most native-born workers and that although employment levels among less-educated natives have declined, they have declined for reasons that have nothing to do with immigration.

Visit the IPC's website to read the full text of the IPC Immigration Fact Check refuting the claims of the CIS report; http://www.ailf.org/ipc/factchecks/Georgia.pdf

Posted by VisaLawyer at July 14, 2007 08:10 PM

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