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632: Our Town - Part One
Act Two

Act Two

We hear the companies’ side—they have a totally different story to tell than the workers.

We also go to one of the leading researchers on the economic effects of immigrants, Giovanni Peri, who chairs the economics department at UC Davis. He and researcher Justin Wiltshire did a study for us on what happened to wages and jobs in Albertville. They compared wages and employment in the area around Albertville to places in Alabama with similar job markets that did not have an influx of immigrants. Read their full study. (26 minutes)

Song:

“Workin’ Woman Blues” by Valerie June
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