12:00am

Tue June 4, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

How will immigration reform affect California’s economy?


 On today's Your Call, we’ll discuss the impact of immigration on the tech sector. A Senate bill could result in a huge influx of highly-skilled, foreign-born workers. What does an increase of immigrant tech workers mean for those already here? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. Why are tech companies lobbying for more migrant workers? What will this mean for the state’s unemployment rate and economy? It’s Your Call, with Hana Baba, and you.

Guests:

Gordon Hanson is a professor of economics at UC San Diego and holds the Pacific Economic Cooperation Chair in International Economic Relations. 

Ron Hira has been studying high-skill immigration for over a decade. He is an associate professor of public policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology and research associate of the Economic Policy Institute. 

Links

Mother Jones: How H-1B Visas are Screwing Tech Workers

NPR: Who's Hiring H-1B Visa Workers? It's not Who You Might Think

Denver Post: High-tech Industry Big Immigration Bill Winner 

Brookings Institute: H-1B Visas and the STEM Shortage 

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