Does the US's increase in legal and illigal immigration account for the increase in income inequality?

12.4% of the US population is immigrants (not sure if that is legal only or all). Income inequality (on a quintile basis) has been rising. To what extent is income inequality driven by a significant number of entrants (I'm making an assumption here) at the lower end of the income spectrum?

Asked By: dbarlin - 8/20/2006
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Well, if you figure that you do a job for say, 9 bucks an hour, and you have ANY kind of problem doing that job, say u don't get along with co-workers/don't like the boss/show up late, anything in that vein, and Pedro walks through the back door and says he'll work 10 hours where you work 8, he'll be there 7 days a... More
Answered By: gokart121 - 8/20/2006
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US DOesn't want immigrants yet they take the most :S
Answered By: Jeff2smart - 8/20/2006
I am certain it has a lot to do with it. Keep this up, and there goes the middle class.
Answered By: DAR - 8/20/2006
Legal: yes. Illegal: no.
Answered By: themrpine - 8/20/2006
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