Immigration reform and economic growth
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... Can Immigration Reform Foster Economic Growth? I. Introduction Conservative estimates indicate that as of 2009 there were at least 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States (Moses, 2). For the most part, illegal immigrants take on unskilled jobs, particularly in domestic and agricultural industries that Americans are unwilling to take. However, as a result of their illegal status, they are denied the protection that legal workers are guaranteed and thus are often exploited and underpaid (Moses, 2). The current immigration policy and laws in the U.S. focus on border control and enforcement as opposed to taking an approach that would legalize immigrants and thus improve wages offered...