Immigrants and U.S. Workers: The Paradox of Non-Citizen Worker Rights
On Wednesday, November 15th, the Rapoport Center presented “Immigrants and U.S. Workers: The Paradox of Non-Citizen Worker Rights,” a talk with Michele Wucker, author of LOCKOUT: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right. Wucker’s discussion addressed several challenging questions: “Who benefits from competing proposals to either make it easier for foreign-born workers to get jobs legally, or to make it harder for those who came here under wink-wink-nod-nod laws to continue to live and work in this country? What kinds of policies will best balance the economic interests of immigrant workers and U.S. citizens? Can protecting the rights of non-citizens paradoxically leave U.S. citizens better off?” The event was taped for public access television by the local chapter of the ACLU. Read more about Wucker and her publications.