Taking American jobs? A Labor Day look at the work immigrants do

Professor Stephan Weiler contributes to an eye-opening article that was published by The Post Independent on September 3, 2017. The article explores the question of immigrants being culpable in taking jobs from native-born American citizens.

Dr. Weiler points to California’s economy as an example that disproves the theory that immigrants are responsible for some of America’s high unemployment rates. He notes that 27% of California’s population is foreign born and the state has the 6th largest economy in the world.

An excerpt from the article quotes Dr. Weiler as saying: “”The thing about migration even in the U.S., even between states: It’s self-selecting. It’s those people that have the energy, the ideas, the drive who migrate. That’s absolutely true about international migration. The people who move, who take chances to come here, are pretty motivated.”

Read the full article here: http://www.postindependent.com/news/local/taking-american-jobs-a-labor-day-look-at-the-work-immigrants-do/