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Restricting Legal Immigration to America Won’t Help Our Economy

American Action Forum Director of Immigration and Trade Policy Jacqueline Varas explains why restricting legal immigration will not help the U.S. economy in today’s The Hill. See excerpt below:

“The argument that immigrants harm American workers is also flawed. Adding immigrant workers into the labor market does not reduce the total number of jobs available. Immigration creates jobs by generating new economic activity. Estimates suggest that every 100 new H-1B workers, or temporary high-skilled immigrants, result in an additional 183 jobs for U.S. natives, and every 100 new H-2B workers, or temporary low-skilled immigrants, generate an additional 464 jobs for U.S. natives.”

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