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)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalSocial Identities
StateAccepted/In press - Jul 6 2018



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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science

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