State Economy Strained By First Generation Immigrants, But Breaks Even By Third

Credit: Gulbenk / Wikimedia Commons

Credit: Gulbenk / Wikimedia Commons

Two major issues in the current presidential election are immigration and the economy.

A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine finds that immigration in the U.S. has an overall positive impact on long-term economic growth in the country as whole.

It’s a different story when you zoom in on the map. According to the findings, immigrants generally cost state and local governments more in services than they contribute in taxes. That’s due in large part to the cost of educating the children of immigrants.

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