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Nonetheless, economist Gary Burtless of the Brookings Institution think tank in Washington, D.C. notes that Latin American immigrants continue to stream into the United States.

"They move to the United States, even if it brings them to a position where they are below the poverty line in the United States. Still, for those families [it] represents a tremendous improvement in their well-being. It's a huge engine for progress in real incomes of these people."

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The availability of alternative places to produce things -- both goods and services in other countries, where wages are much lower, benefits are much less costly -- does increase the bargaining power of employers compared with workers," says Burtless.
什么叫increase the bargaining power ?
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think tank:研究所

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Originally posted by happykang at 2006-9-9 11:18
Nonetheless, economist Gary Burtless of the Brookings Institution think tank in Washington, D.C. notes that Latin American immigrants continue to stream into the United States.

"They move  ...

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增加他们的讨价还价的能力increase their bargaining powers

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