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The issue of immigrants and whether their position is taking away jobs and reducing the wage of native workers has been one of great spectacle and controversy over the years. President Bush's proposal in January 2004 to reform the U.S. immigration system reignited an already strained debate that had been dormant in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks.


The extent that immigrants are taking jobs away from native workers, as well as the impacts they are having on the wages of natives are of great concern and significance, and advocates on opposing sides of the immigration debate are well armed with statistics responding to such issues. The extensive research which has been conducted about the economic impact of immigrants is incredibly complex and much of it has shortcomings. In order to come to a clearer and more knowledgeable understanding on this subject matter, the following questions must be addressed:
By thoroughly discussing these two questions, we can come to a critically more intellectual viewpoint on this subject of interest. The aim of this paper is to discuss all of this, as well as any and all key elements in relation to this issue. This is what will be dissertated in the following.
Academic studies have been done for years in an attempt to assess the extent to which immigration affects the earnings of U.S. workers. ...
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