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Economics of Immigration: A Case for the United States
Economics of Immigration: A Case for the United States

Author(s): Kalyan Chakraborty
Subject(s): National Economy, Political economy, Migration Studies, Socio-Economic Research, Sociology of Education
Published by: Naučno društvo za promociju i unapređenje društvenih nauka AKROASIS
Keywords: Immigration; Economic; Undocumented; STEM; Education

Summary/Abstract: This study reviews the existing literature on economic and financial impact of immigration on the U.S. economy. Analyzing the results from academic research findings, published reports, and dana from various sources this study concludes that immigrants, including undocumented workers contribute positively to the state and local tax revenue, Medicare, and social security trust funds. Extensive academic research shows immigrants are more entrepreneurial and innovative compared to native born population. Low-skilled Immigrants do not substitute native-born workers. This study suggests that America’s immigration policy should make legal immigration process less complex for those who want to come and work here, offer undocumented workers a pathway to citizenship, and retain the foreign students with bachelor or advanced degree in science, technology, engineering, and math who want to work here.

  • Issue Year: 6/2017
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 1-19
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: English