Immigration has always been a prominent issue in American politics. It has become even more salient with the presidency of Donald Trump. A major debate at the moment concerns the economic impact of immigration—low-skilled immigration, in particular. It is argued that immigration has suppressed wages, discouraged unions, and exerted fiscal pressure on the welfare state. […]
About Basak Kus
Basak Kus is Associate Professor of Sociology at Wesleyan University. Prior to joining Wesleyan in 2012, she held postdoctoral appointments at Princeton’s Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, and Yale’s MacMillan Center for International Studies. Between 2010 and 2012, she taught public policy and political economy at the University College Dublin. Professor Kus serves on the editorial boards of Socio-Economic Review and International Journal of Comparative Sociology.