Americans Less Concerned About Immigrants' Impact On Workforce

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October 10, 2016

Americans’ concern about the impact of immigrants on the workforce has softened notably over the last decade, according to a new Pew Research Center study. The overall population is nearly split on whether immigration helps or hurts U.S. workers, with 45 percent saying an increase in the number of immigrant workers hurts the American workforce and 42 percent saying the trend helps. A 2006 Pew Survey indicated that 55 percent of Americans believed that the presence of more immigrant workers was harmful for U.S. laborers.

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