And, really, U.S.-born workers don’t want these [low-income] jobs. These positions tend to be physically strenuous, rote and unsafe. Because our country has a million-worker shortage and a rapidly aging population, the economy needs an immigrant workforce to fill these positions. According to Giovanni Peri, a professor of Economics at UC Davis, “Most economists agree that … immigrants have not come at the cost of either of American jobs, nor of American wages.”
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