The Impact of New and Expanded E-Verify Measures on Unemployment Rates Since the Great Recession Congress created E-Verify in 1996, and launched the program in 1997, to assist employers in verifying new employees’ eligibility to work in the United States. The stated goal is to provide fast and reliable verification by comparing an employee’s I-9 form to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration databases.
E-Verify Legislation in the States Perhaps the most pressing consequence of uncontrolled immigration is the immediate toll it places upon the American worker. Illegal immigration dramatically increases competition in the labor market, particularly for low-skilled jobs, and depresses wages by perpetuating a class of workers willing to work for substandard wages.
Immigration, Labor Displacement and the American Worker One of the reasons Congress set limits on the number of immigrants we admit to this country is to protect job opportunities and prevent the erosion of wages for American workers. Virtually every nation on earth limits immigration for this reason.
Cost in Translation: English Language Education in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area The high cost of educating K-12 public school students who are not proficient in English is well documented. So too, is the fact that most Limited English Proficient (LEP) students are children of illegal alien parents. The illegal alien population in the D.C. metro area has grown steadily along with the overall foreign-born population. So, too, has the number of students in area public schools that are not proficient in English. The money spent on LEP education in the D.C. area is substantial.
Who are you rooting for?: George Borjas on the Economics of Immigration To address the impact of immigration on the U.S. economy, an important question needs to be answered: What happens to the U.S. native workforce when immigrants come into the country? The answer is that wages for a particular native cohort follow a negative trend when immigrants enter that cohort. What is beyond doubt is that native cohorts that witnessed the largest influx of immigrants in any given decade saw their wages grow the slowest. It is a simple matter of supply and demand.