Empirical Economic Bulletin, An Undergraduate Journal


According to the U.S census Bureau, in 2013 nearly a third of the U.S population are immigrants and 7.7/189 million are illegal. I will develop an econometric model to show the effect of immigration status Income. The ultimate goal of the paper will be to demonstrate the significance of immigration status on an Individual’s income. This paper will analyze if a person’s immigration status has a significant effect on the individual’s average wage and salary by focusing on three major high immigration density states: California, Florida, and Texas. The paper will focus on Hispanic immigrants to ultimately determine if immigration and wages are positively or negatively linked.