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Immigrants in America
Transcript of Immigrants in America
A majority of immigrants have no education and
weaken the American economy.
Illegal immigrants don't pay taxes.
Immigrants have a negative affect on the economy. Immigrants actually create more jobs for American workers. According to the Small Business Administration, immigrants are 30 percent
more likely to start a business in the United States than non-immigrants.
Small businesses owned by immigrants employed an estimated
4.7 million people in 2007.
According the U.S. Department of Labor, 7.5 percent of the foreign born are
self-employed compared to 6.6 percent among the native-born. Immigrants are our engineers, scientists, and innovators According to the Census Bureau, immigrants
represent 33 percent of engineers, 27 percent of mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientist,
and 24 percent of physical scientists.
The constant innovation in technology by these
people contribute to more jobs available in these
fields. Illegal immigrants actually do pay taxes. Illegal immigrants pay taxes as well. The unauthorized (illegal immigrants), like everyone else in the United States, pay sales taxes. They also pay property taxes, even if they rent. At least half of unauthorized immigrants pay income taxes. Add this all up and it amounts to billions in revenue to state and local governments.
A study by the The Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy showed that about $23 billion dollars in tax was paid by illegal immigrants in 2010.
Immigrants positively affect the economy America is a nation of immigrants.
American success would simply not be possible without the generations of immigrants. Immigrants have helped us build our economy, and made America the economic engine of the world.
"Our review of economic research finds immigrants not only help fuel the Nation's economic growth, but also have an overall positive effect on the income of native-born workers." -Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Edward P. Lazear