CBA and Immigrant Labor

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Some cost-benefit studies have determined that immigration is a benefit to the economy because immigrant workers provide a supply of cheap labor. The problem with this aspect of the cost-benefit strategy is that it has sometimes conflated the immigrant-rights message with the interests of big business. Is the real message of the immigrant rights movement that immigrants are willing to work for cheap?

From Camellia Phillips, “Immigrant Rights: Striving for Racial Justice, Economic Equality and Human Dignity,” at


CBA and Immigrant Labor

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