Economics of Immigration: Myths and Realities

Benjamin Powell,

Release Date
November 28, 2011



Prof. Ben Powell debunks the following three popular myths about immigration:

  1. Immigrants are a net drag on our economy
  2. Immigrants steal our jobs
  3. Immigrants depress our wages

Additionally, Professor Ben Powell examines how immigration is related to foreign aid, prosperity, property rights, crime, welfare, voting, citizenship, and more.
Credits: This lecture was delivered in 2009 at the Metropolitan State College of Denver School of Business, as part of the Exploring Economic Freedom Lecture Series, directed by Prof. Alexandre Padilla. This video was produced and directed by Scott Houck, and edited by Adrienne Christy. Video production provided by the Educational Technology Center at Metropolitan State College of Denver. Video used by Learn Liberty with permission.