Ending the Economic Harm Caused by Our Immigration System

The White House | 2/8/2018 | Staff
tiazanne (Posted by) Level 3

LOW-SKILLED LABOR: The United States has seen an inflow of low-skilled labor through both our legal immigration system and illegal aliens entering our country through its porous borders.

Immigration - System - Prioritization - Family - Relations

Our immigration system’s prioritization of family relations over merit, education level, or skill has allowed a wave of low-skilled labor into our country.

More than two-thirds of the legal immigrant admissions into the United States each year are admitted based on family relations rather than merit or skill.

United - States - Visas - Year - Lottery

The United States grants up to 50,000 visas each year through the visa lottery program, which has only a few educational and skill requirements.

Lapses in our border security contribute to the inflow of low-skilled labor into the United States.

Aliens - United - States - Attainment - Levels

Illegal aliens in the United States often have low educational attainment levels and are employed in low-skill jobs.

As of 2015, a majority of all immigrants in the United States over the age of 25, here legally or illegally, had a high school education or less.

Percent - US - Immigrants - Age - School

29 percent of U.S. immigrants over the age of 25 had received less than a high school education.

For years, low-skilled immigration into the U.S. has put downward pressure on wages at the expense...
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