On Thursday, March 26, the Senate Homeland Security Committee held a hearing – Securing the Border: Defining the Current Population Living in the Shadows and Addressing Future Flows.

IW author Madeline Zavodny testified about the benefits of  less-skilled immigrant workers. ImmigrationWorks president Tamar Jacoby and Zavodny published a report on less-skilled immigration in June 2013.

Zavodny was joined by several other experts and employer representatives. 

Here is some testimony from the hearing 



Madeline Zavodny, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

Agnes Scott College

and Adjunct Scholar American Enterprise Institute


Randel K. Johnson

Senior Vice President

Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits

U.S. Chamber of Commerce


Marc R. Rosenblum, Ph.D.

Deputy Director on Immigration Policy Program

Migration Policy Institute