Ending illegal immigration benefits economy

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    Frum: Unskilled workers have illegally migrated to U.S., lessening work force's skill level
    Frum says Arizona's new immigration law could send signal that U.S. will enforce laws
    He says tougher enforcement could contribute to a more economically competitive nation

    Editor's note: David Frum writes a weekly column for CNN.com. A special assistant to President Bush in 2001-2, he is the author of six books, including "Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again" and the editor of FrumForum.

    Washington (CNN) -- When Arizona police ask suspected illegal immigrants for IDs, they are protecting your grandchildren's economic future.

    Three years ago, ETS -- the people who administer the SAT -- released an alarming study. It combined information on test scores with demographic trends to predict that the U.S. work force of 2030 would be less literate, less skilled and worse paid than the U.S. work force of 1990.

    ETS reported: "y 2030 the average levels of literacy and numeracy in the working-age population will have decreased by about 5 percent while inequality will have increased by about 7 percent. Put crudely, over the next 25 years or so, as better-educated individuals leave the work force they will be replaced by those who, on average, have lower levels of education and skill. Over this same period, nearly half of the projected job growth will be concentrated in occupations associated with higher education and skill levels. This means that tens of millions more of our students and adults will be less able to qualify for higher-paying jobs."

    Why?

    One word: Immigration.

    Ending illegal immigration benefits economy - CNN.com
     

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