The Rise and Fall of U.S. Low-Skilled Immigration

  title={The Rise and Fall of U.S. Low-Skilled Immigration},
  author={Gordon C. Hanson and Chen Liu and Craig T. McIntosh},
  journal={Brookings Papers on Economic Activity},
  pages={168 - 83}
From the 1970s to the early 2000s, the United States experienced an epochal wave of low-skilled immigration. Since the Great Recession, however, U.S. borders have become a far less active place when it comes to the net arrival of foreign workers. The number of undocumented immigrants has declined in absolute terms, while the overall population of low-skilled, foreign-born workers has remained stable. We examine how the scale and composition of low-skilled immigration in the United States have… 

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