Busting Those Myths about Immigration
True or False: Immigrants will take American jobs, lower wages, and especially hurt the poor.
Get a straight answer to this and 14 other common myths about immigrants in the United States. The Cato Institute’s Alex Nowrasteh examines familiar complaints about immigration in his report, The Most Common Arguments Against Immigration and Why They’re Wrong.
Nowrasteh, the Institute’s director of immigrant studies, draws on years of research to derive his analysis of misguided thinking regarding immigrants’ impact on jobs, wages, crime and more.
So, do immigrants take American jobs? According to Nowrasteh, no. At worst, immigrants only negatively affect the wages of a small number of American workers while raising them for the rest, he observes.