Immigrants are being unfairly scapegoated for problems they don't cause. In fact, according to a new study, immigrants—both legal and illegal, boost the wages of native-born workers in California. We talk to a co-author and one of the study's critics, and hear why State Chief Justice Ron George says that California courts are in trouble.
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Immigration reform is moving back to the front burner in Washington as the Bush Administration cracks down on both undocumented workers and their American employers. At the same time, a new report from the Public Policy Insititute of California says that in California immigrants increase wages for native-born workers, rather than pushing them down. We hear from a journalist covering the Senate hearings, the study's co-author and one of its critics.