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Moving Working Families ForwardThird Way Policies That Can Work$
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Robert Cherry

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780814717189

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814717189.001.0001

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Redirecting Immigration Policies

Redirecting Immigration Policies

Chapter:
(p.153) 9 Redirecting Immigration Policies
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Moving Working Families Forward
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Robert Cherry

Robert Lerman

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814717189.003.0009

This chapter looks at the impact of immigration in improving the coordination between federal and state programs that facilitate their aid. It suggests moving to a Canadian-style admissions system that reduces the share of less-educated workers and their families that could legally enter the United States. The study in this chapter reveals some consistent findings. First, less-educated, native-born workers have been harmed by immigration, especially in areas that have a growing concentration of immigrants and a weak economy. Second, government social welfare expenditures in high immigrant areas are substantial and long-lasting due to the large proportion of less-educated and older immigrants. Third, there is substantial displacement of native-born blacks. And fourth, immigrants strain educational budgets and may adversely affect students, particularly less-educated, native-born blacks and Latinos.

Keywords:   immigration, immigration policies, native-born workers, social welfare expenditures, native-born blacks, Latinos

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