Increase in Skilled Foreign Workers Boosts Native-Born College-Educated Wages in Cities

The Wall Street Journal reports that immigration benefits U.S.-born, college-educated employees, citing a study which examined wage data and immigration in 219 metropolitan areas from 1990 to 2010 and found that “cities seeing the biggest influx of foreign-born workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics—the so-called STEM professions—saw wages climb fastest for the native-born, college-educated population.”

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