Art Carden, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics at Samford University, in an Aug. 28, 2015 article, "Illegal Immigrants Don't Lower Our Wages or Take Our Jobs," available at, stated:

“The conventional wisdom says illegal immigrants take American jobs and lower American wages.

That conventional wisdom is wrong…

Why? The law of comparative advantage says we get more productive when we have more trading partners, and the arrival of undocumented workers with limited English skills frees up low-skill American workers who can then specialize in tasks that require better English.”

Aug. 28, 2015