Importing Poverty

Immigration's Impact on the Size and Growth of the Poor Population in the United States

By Steven A. Camarota September 1999

Immigration's Impact on the Size and Growth of the Poor Population in the United States

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Steven A. Camarota is Director of Research at the Center for Immigration Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Virginia. Dr. Camarota has testified before Congress and written extensively on the effects of low-skilled immigration on American workers.


Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Maps

Executive Summary

Introduction

Why Care About Poverty Caused by Immigration?

Methods and Data

Findings

Statistics

Conclusion

Policy Implications

End Notes

References