Tag: benefits of immigration

Medicare’s Health and Well-Being Depends on Immigrants

Medicare’s Health and Well-Being Depends on Immigrants

Immigrants’ access to affordable health care is one of the most contested issues in the current immigration reform debate. Most advocates of comprehensive immigration reform point to the need to ensure that aspiring citizens have opportunities to access appropriate health care since such access will impact their ability to learn, to work, and to contribute [...]

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Immigrants Play Key Role in Virginia’s Economy

Immigrants Play Key Role in Virginia’s Economy

Recent state-level immigration battles are often characterized by a great deal of negative attention and not enough positive information about immigrants living in those states.  Unfounded claims about the costs of immigration overlook the benefits and contributions immigrants make to American communities.  Fortunately, some organizations are dedicated to pushing back on the negativity and publishing [...]

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The Economic Advantages of U.S. Citizenship

Written by on September 11, 2012 in Business, Entrepreneurship, Integration, USCIS with 1 Comment
The Economic Advantages of U.S. Citizenship

Becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen has many benefits – citizens can vote and run for public office, bring family members to the U.S., hold certain jobs reserved for citizens, and they are protected from deportation.  There are also a range of economic benefits to citizenship, highlighted by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) in their new [...]

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Report by Maryland State Panel Details Positive Approach to Immigration

Report by Maryland State Panel Details Positive Approach to Immigration

A new report from the Commission to Study the Impact of Immigrants in Maryland concludes that immigrants bring a plethora of economic, social, and cultural contributions to the state of Maryland. The commission, which was created by the Maryland General Assembly, also warns against attempts to deal with unauthorized immigration through enforcement-only policies that needlessly [...]

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Cato Institute Analyzes the Benefits of Immigration for the United States

Cato Institute Analyzes the Benefits of Immigration for the United States

The Winter 2012 issue of the Cato Journal is devoted to answering a single question: “Is Immigration Good for America?” In 13 articles, 16 scholars answer with a resounding “Yes!” The consensus is that immigrants provide a net benefit to the U.S. economy and to U.S. workers. There is also a consensus among the authors [...]

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