Do immigrants have a negative impact on the U.S. economy?
Answer: No — it’s the exact opposite, actually. The raise the total economic output of the U.S. by about $21.5 billion each year.
The U.S. is dependent on the hard work and the wages of immigrant workers, both documented and undocumented. Their buying power here is vast and substantial, with well over a trillion dollars poured back into the economy each year.
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