How will immigration reform affect California’s economy?

Jun 4, 2013

 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 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.


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. 


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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