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Immigrants Have More Faith in American Institutions Than the Native-Born

Written by on February 7, 2019 in Changing Culture, Demographics, Public Attitudes with 0 Comments
Immigrants Have More Faith in American Institutions Than the Native-Born

Despite the fact that immigrants living in and arriving in the United States today are not exactly receiving a warm welcome by key government institutions, a recent poll by the Cato Institute shows that immigrants’ faith in America’s key political institutions is strong. In fact, stronger than that of the native-born. General attitudes among the […]

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Deploying National Guard to Border Hurt Texas Economy

Written by on September 15, 2014 in Economics, Enforcement with 3 Comments
Deploying National Guard to Border Hurt Texas Economy

The thousands of Central American children and families fleeing violence and arriving at the southern U.S. border became national front-page news over the summer. Congress responded by saying a lot but doing nothing, while many states and cities welcomed them into their communities and provided humanitarian support. Texas Gov. Rick Perry took a different approach […]

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Cato Report Finds Poor Immigrants Use Fewer Public Benefits than Natives

Cato Report Finds Poor Immigrants Use Fewer Public Benefits than Natives

Among the most contentious debates surrounding national immigration reform concerns immigrant use of welfare programs. Opponents of immigration routinely assert low-skilled immigrants consume more public resources than natives, thereby imposing an unfair fiscal burden on U.S. taxpayers.

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Arizona’s Immigration Policies are an Economic Disaster

Arizona’s Immigration Policies are an Economic Disaster

Faced with a battered, post-recession economy, lawmakers in Arizona adopted a unique approach to fostering economic recovery; they passed a law that beat down or drove out tens of thousands of the state’s workers, consumers, and taxpayers. The rationale for this counterintuitive action was that the workers, consumers, and taxpayers in question were unauthorized immigrants, […]

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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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