Do immigrants take jobs from U.S. citizens?
Answer: No, they don’t. It’s a common misconception that they do.
Research by some renowned economists (David Card, Giovanni Peri, and Heidi Shierholz) has shown that immigrants do jobs that complement, rather than compete with, American jobs. It shows that U.S.-born workers may even benefit from this relationship.
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