Up Front

The Immigrant Population and Economic Competitiveness in the United States

Audrey Singer

Immigration policy in America has stymied over illegal immigration, but a much more significant aspect of the debate is emerging over how immigrants contribute to the U.S. economy. A new Metropolitan Policy report reveals that our immigrant worker population is becoming more educated and more skilled. Audrey Singer, co-author of the study, says our nation’s economic competitiveness depends on how well we support both low-skilled and high-skilled immigrant workers.