From reason :
The administration’s claim that a near-categorical ban on work visas is necessary to help American workers is at odds with numerous analyses by economists (which show that immigration restrictions do as much to reduce native-born employment as increase it, even during times of crisis such as the Great Depression ), and with evidence indicating that immigrant students (severely restricted by the ban on new J-1 visas) and high tech workers are especially crucial to American innovation, which in turn helps facilitate economic growth. Caleb Watney of the conservative R Street Institute recently summarized that evidence here .
- “reason”: https://reason.com/2020/07/22/chamber-of-commerce-and-other-employer-groups-file-lawsuit-challenging-trumps-employment-visa-ban/
- “show that immigration restrictions do as much to reduce native-born employment as increase it, even during times of crisis such as the Great Depression”: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/danger-americas-coronavirus-immigration-bans/613537/
- “here”: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/07/americas-innovation-engine-slowing/614320/