Immigration and American Jobs

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

A new study from North Carolina shows that Hispanics add some $9.2 billion to the Tarheel economy, while costing the state just $61 million in schools, roads, hospitals, and prisons. That’s a pretty massive surplus.

The study is consistent with a study last year released by NBER showing that, contrary to what immigration foes would have you believe, immigration has a net postive effect on the wages of U.S.born laborers.

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2 Responses to “Immigration and American Jobs”

  1. #1 |  Not Exactly Rocket Science | 

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  2. #2 |  Outside The Beltway | OTB | 

    Hispanic Immigrants Add Billions to Carolina Economy

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