A president, A scholar, and an immigration bill

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In this paper I look critically at George Borjas's scholarship on immigration. Borjas is widely considered to be academia's leading immigration skeptic. He consistently contends that low skilled and low educated immigrants (both ‘legal’ and ‘illegal’) hurt the US economy in many different ways, including suppressing the wages of different minority groups. However, a rigorous reading of Borjas's scholarship reveals many troubling epistemological assumptions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)724-741
Number of pages18
JournalSocial Identities
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 3 2019


  • IQ
  • RAISE act
  • Race
  • george bojas
  • immigrants
  • immigration policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science


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