Race and Ethnicity

Chamber of Commerce distorts findings and ignores important research

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Policy Memo #170

In a new report, Regaining America’s Competitive Advantage: Making our Immigration System Work, the United States Chamber of Commerce and the American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) cite data, findings, and analysis from an Economic Policy Institute (EPI) study, Immigration and Wages: Methodological Advancements, by economist Heidi Shierholz. The report’s author, Stuart Anderson, uses Dr. Shierholz’s findings to support his conclusion that “H-1B holders in specific are not harming the earnings of Americans.” 

Shierholz’s paper explicitly states that her findings do not support such a conclusion.

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