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Heavens Door by George J. Borjas

The U.S. took in more than a million immigrants per year in the late 1990s, more than at any other time in history. For humanitarian and many other reasons, this may be good news. But as George Borjas shows in Heavens Door, its decidedly mixed news for the American economy--and positively bad news for the countrys poorest citizens. Widely regarded as the countrys leading immigration economist, Borjas presents the most comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date account yet of the economic impact of recent immigration on America. He reveals that the benefits of immigration have been greatly exaggerated and that, if we allow immigration to continue unabated and unmodified, we are supporting an astonishing transfer of wealth from the poorest people in the country, who are disproportionately minorities, to the richest.<P>In the course of the book, Borjas carefully analyzes immigrants skills, national origins, welfare use, economic mobility, and impact on the labor market, and he makes groundbreaking use of new data to trace current trends in ethnic segregation. He also evaluates the implications of the evidence for the type of immigra

Author: George J. Borjas

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 288

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 1999-08-09

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