Region Focus

Summer 2006

The (Illegal) Immigrant Effect

The economic impact of unauthorized migrants isn't as big as you might think
By Doug Campbell

Related Links

Borjas, George J. and Lawrence F. Katz. "The Evolution of the Mexican-Born Workforce in the United States." National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper no. 11281, April 2005.

Immigration in the U.S.: Economic Effects on the Nation and Its Cities, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Lewis, Ethan. "How Do Local Labor Markets in the U.S. Adjust to Immigration?" Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Business Review, First Quarter 2005, pp. 16-25.

"Mexican Immigrants: The New Face of the South Carolina Labor Force." Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, March 2006.

Passel, Jeffrey S. "The Size and Characteristics of the Unauthorized Migrant Population in the U.S." Pew Hispanic Center, March 7, 2006.

The New Americans: Economic, Demographic and Fiscal Effects of Immigration. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1997.

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