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A burden to America? immigration and the economy

Conventional wisdom maintains that immigrants take out of an economy more than they put in. Conventional wisdom, in this case, may not be so wise.
The Regional Economist , Issue Oct , Pages 5-9

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Financial access for immigrants: the challenges and opportunities facing U.S. depository institutions

Community Investments , Volume 18 , Issue Oct

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Immigration at the extremes of the skill distribution

According to economists, in the 1980s and 1990s, immigration of low-skilled workers may have increased the labor supply of highly skilled women, and immigration of highly skilled workers may have increased the rate of innovation in the United States.
Economic Synopses

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The Texas challenge in the 21st century

Banking and Community Perspectives , Issue 1 , Pages 6-8

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Give me your skilled.

National Economic Trends , Issue Oct

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Dispelling myths about immigrants

National Economic Trends , Issue Oct

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Why are immigrants' incarceration rates so low? evidence on selective immigration, deterrence, and deportation

Much of the concern about immigration adversely affecting crime derives from the fact that immigrants tend to have characteristics in common with native born populations that are disproportionately incarcerated. This perception of a link between immigration and crime led to legislation in the 1990s increasing punishments toward criminal aliens. Despite the widespread perception of a link between immigration and crime, immigrants have much lower institutionalization (incarceration) rates than the native born. More recently arrived immigrants have the lowest comparative incarceration rates, and ...
Working Paper Series , Paper WP-05-19

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A good investment or money down the drain?

Immigrants have become a lightning rod for the resentment of native-born taxpayers who disapprove of extra spending on social services.
Fedgazette , Volume 16 , Issue Sep , Pages 11-12

Immigrant financial market participation: defining the research questions

Chicago Fed Letter , Issue Feb

From brawn to brains: how immigration works for America

Immigrants help fuel the U.S. economy, representing about one in every six workers. Because of accelerated immigration and slowing U.S. population growth, foreign-born workers accounted for almost half of labor force growth over the past 15 years. Public attention has forcused mainly on the large number of low-skilled immigrant workers, but the number of high-skilled immigrants actually grew faster during the period.
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