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May 20, 2009

The Unemployment and Immigration Disconnect: Untying the Knot

"Today, the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) released two installments of a three-part report, Untying the Knot, which seeks to debunk the frequently misrepresented relationship between immigration and unemployment. The reports, prepared by Rob Paral and Associates, examined data from the Census Bureau and found that there is no apparent relationship between the number of recent immigrants in a particular locale and the unemployment rate among native-born whites, blacks, Latinos, or Asians. Even now, at a time of economic recession and high unemployment, there is no correlation between the number of recent immigrant workers in a given state, county, or city and the unemployment rate among native-born workers".

To read the first report in the Untying the Knot series, visit the IPC website at http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/images/File/specialreport/Part%201%20-%20Unemployment%20Disconnect%2005-19-09.pdf

Posted by VisaLawyer at May 20, 2009 09:22 AM

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