Comprehensive Immigration Reform and U.S. Labor Markets: Dilemmas for Progressive Labor

Source: David Stoll, New Labor Forum, Vol. 24 no. 1, January 2015
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… Immigrants are not to blame for how U.S. elites have deunionized, deregulated, and outsourced the economy at the expense of U.S. workers. But how will a labor market like this provide employment for thirty-five million new immigrants, their offspring, and higher numbers of guest workers? What do these flows portend for the immigrant and native-born workers who are already here? Let us look at both questions in terms of a trend that deserves close attention—informalization. ….