High Immigration Leads To Lower Wages

By Joe Guzzardi,
National Media Director for Californians for Population Stabilization

[…] “Memo to GOP: Cut Immigration or Quit Commentary,” coauthored by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and U.S. Rep. David Brat (R-VA), outlines the stark reality of adding millions of legal immigrants year after year without congressional debate, and the sustainability of such increases.


Examining the impact on wages during earlier low immigration periods, Sessions and Brat cite the Congressional Research Service which found that from 1945 to 1970 as the foreign-born population fell, the bottom 90 percent of wage earners benefited from an 82.5 percent increase in their incomes. During those 25 years, millions of immigrants who arrived pre-1945 were able to climb out of poverty and into the middle class.

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Conversely, however, Sessions and Brat note that American wages declined sharply after Congress lifted the immigration caps in the 1960s, which led to a quadrupling (4 times) of the U.S. foreign-born population to 42 million by 2014.


[…] The cumulative consequences of the high and continuing immigration waves come in an era when robots have replaced workers, record numbers live on welfare, and manufacturing plants have shut their doors and moved overseas. This toxic mix has helped create an immense wage-compressing surplus of labor: 66 million working-age residents are not working; one in four age 23-53 is unemployed. In short, high immigration produces unemployment and depresses wages.  … to Full Report

[For added emphasis, Bold, Italicized and Underlined words by ELN Editor]

Also read:

Common Sense on U.S. Immigration

Illegal Immigrants Don’t Come Cheap

U.S.A. – Land of Milk & Honey


Immigrants – ZERO Effect On Economy (Canada)

Hire Canadians Before Immigrants

Canada’s Immigrants – No Help To Us

“Temporary” Foreign Workers


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