From Harvard Pop Center working paper to Op-Ed: Harvard Bell Fellow pens this commentary on hiring discrimination faced by immigrants

Based on this working paper, A. Nicole Kreisberg, PhD, penned an op-ed titled “Even with green cards, immigrants face hiring discrimination based on where they were born” published in the Chicago Tribune. (Here’s a pdf of the Op-Ed.)

Kreisberg shares this summary:

“Recent policy proposals advocate administering more unused green cards to immigrants, largely under the premise that work rights will promote work access. But my research finds employers discriminate against immigrants in hiring, suggesting that green cards will not guarantee work access if employers disregard our civil right to work. In addition, policies must prevent employers from breaking hiring discrimination laws to begin with.”