Immigration Newsletter

Monday, January 11, 2010

Economic study of the benefits of legalization getting good press

I think it is a good sign that the study I highlighted friday on the "blawg" got good press not only from major newspapers like the LA Times but also from industry publications like Lawn & Landscape Magazine. Here is an exerpt:

"If we are going to create a solid recovery with good wages, we have to fix this hole that we have at the bottom of the labor market," said the author, Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda, an associate professor with the UCLA Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies. "This is not about bringing in a lot of workers. This is about your neighbors and if we are better off where everybody in the economy has the ability to fight for their families and to contribute more to the economy rather than staying in the shadows."



RAD~Meaning no disrespect to the publishers of the Lawn & Landscape -- but upon seeing the title of their magazine I was immediately reminded of "Horse & Hound" the magazine that Hugh Grant feigned to be reporting for at a press junket for a science fiction movie that Julia Roberts' character was starring in in the movie "Notting Hill".