That’s what this study says.
Here is an article on the topic.
SAN FRANCISCO – The flow of immigrants into California has helped increase wages and job opportunities for native-born workers, said a study released Tuesday that challenges the long-held belief that newcomers take jobs from Americans.
Immigrants don’t compete directly with native workers for jobs, but tend to bring different skills to the workplace, said the Public Policy Institute of California report. This allows native workers with the same education level to take more specialized, better paying jobs.
”The labor market is not a market of identical people,” said University of California-Davis economics professor Giovanni Peri, the study’s author. ”Workers have different skills, perform different tasks, have different experiences, fill different positions.”
I’m skeptical that this study took into account all of the impact from illegal immigration.
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