Fact-Checking the GOP Legal Immigration Bill

8/4/2017 - Professor of Economics Giovanni Peri at CNN.com.

A bill to slash legal immigration won President Donald Trump's support on the belief that it would help Americans making low wages.

CNN took a look at the claims made by Trump and the bill's authors.

The effect of immigration on low-wage workers has been studied for years, with several studies suggesting that immigration has little effect on wages. For instance, an economist at the University of California Davis, Giovanni Peri, found in 2015 that there is little evidence that immigrants depress wages for low-skilled workers.
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