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The Unemployment and Immigration Disconnect

New Report Finds No Significant Relationship between Native Unemployment and Immigrants

Washington D.C. - As Congress once again takes up the mantle for comprehensive immigration reform, it is critically important for policymakers to understand the real impact immigration has on native unemployment. Research conduced by Rob Paral and Associates for the Immigration Policy Center demonstrates that there is little apparent relationship between unemployment and the presence of recent immigrants at the regional and state levels.

On Tuesday, May 19th at 1p.m. EST, join leading researchers for a telephonic briefing with Q&A to learn more about The Unemployment and Immigration Disconnect.


On-the-record, telephonic press briefing with Q&A to discuss recent research on unemployment and immigrants.


  • Benjamin Johnson is Executive Director of the American Immigration Law Foundation
  • Rob Paral is a demographer and Principal of Rob Paral & Associates.
  • Dan Siciliano is the Executive Director of the Program in Law, Economics, and Business at Stanford Law School.


Tuesday, May 19th, 2009, 1-2p.m. EST.