Obama’s amnesty threatens low-skilled American workers

While most economists agree that Americans benefit from the contributions of immigrants, not all Americans appear to be affected equally. And some might be harmed.

So in heartland cities such as Fort Worth and Kansas City, Mo., doubts linger about President Barack Obama’s plan to grant work permits to more than 4 million illegal immigrants. Many residents worry that it might increase competition for jobs that low-skilled American workers, particularly African-Americans, are already clinging to.

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