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Immigration From Mexico

Immigration From Mexico

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Study Examines Costs and Benefits for the United States
Study Examines Costs and Benefits for the United States

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1Center for Immigration Studies
Immigration From Mexico
Assessing the Impact on the United States
By Steven A. Camarota
July 2001
ISBN 1-881290-49-2
Center for Immigration Studies
1522 K Street, N.W., Suite 820Washington, DC 20005-1202Phone (202) 466-8185FAX (202) 466-8076center@cis.orgwww.cis.org
2Center for Immigration Studies
About the Author
Steven A. Camarota is Director of Research at the Center for Immigration Studies in Wash-ington, D.C. He holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Pennsyl-vania and a Ph.D. in public policy analysis from the University of Virginia. Dr. Camarota hastestified before Congress and has published widely on the political and economic effects of immigration on the United States. His articles on the impact of immigration have appearedin both academic publications and the popular press including
Social Science Quarterly
TheWashington Post 
The Chicago Tribune, Campaigns and Elections,
National Review
. Hismost recent works published by the Center for Immigration Studies are:
Without Coverage: Immigration’s Impact on the Size and Growth of the Population Lacking Health Insurance, Reconsidering Immigrant Entrepreneurship: An Examination of Self-Employment Among Na-tives and the Foreign-born,
Importing Poverty: Immigrations Impact on the Size and Growthof the Poor Population in the United States
About the Center
The Center for Immigration Studies, founded in 1985, is a non-profit, non-partisan researchorganization in Washington, D.C. which examines and critiques the impact of immigration onthe United States. It provides a variety of services for policymakers, journalists, and academics,including an e-mail news service, a
series and other publications, congressionaltestimony, and public briefings.
3Center for Immigration Studies
Table of Contents
5.Executive Summary
FindingsData SourcesPolicy RecommendationsImproving the Situation for Legal Mexican ImmigrantsReducing Future Unskilled Legal Mexican ImmigrationReducing Future Illegal Mexican ImmigrationGuestworker Programs Do Not Solve the ProblemConclusion
11.Introduction11.Data Sources13.Numbers and Geographic Distribution
A Rapidly Growing PopulationLower Fertility in Mexico Is Not Leading to a Reduction in ImmigrationMexican Immigration Is a Recent PhenomenonMexicans Are a Growing Share of the Foreign-BornA Highly Concentrated Population
17.Labor Market Characteristics of Mexican Immigrants in the United States
Educational Attainment of Mexican ImmigrantsMexican Immigration Has Dramatically Increased the Number of DropoutsDistribution of Mexican Immigrants Across OccupationsIllegal Aliens from MexicoDistribution of Legal and Illegal Immigrants Across OccupationsDistribution of Mexican Immigrants Across IndustriesDistribution of Legal and Illegal immigrants Across Industries
21.Impact of Mexican Immigration on Wages and Prices in the United States
Most Natives Do Not Face Job Competition from Mexican ImmigrantsUnskilled Natives and Mexican Immigrants Hold Similar JobsPrevious Research Found That Immigration Harms Unskilled NativesImpact of Mexican Immigration on PricesMexican Immigrants Account for a Small Share of Economic Output
27.Impact on Native-Born Workers
Workers Harmed Are the Poorest and Most VulnerableWages for the Unskilled Declined in the 1990s

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