Immigration - Immigration Background Are most immigrants...

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Immigration November 23, 2010
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Background Are most immigrants illegal or legal? -61% legal -29% illegal Where do most illegal immigrants live? California, Texas, Arizona, Florida, New York, Illinois, and North Carolina How are these patterns changing? In 1990, these states held 88% of the illegal population, today it is 61%
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Where are legal and illegal immigrants from? Legal 53% Latin American 27% Asia 13% Europe Illegal Immigrants 57% Mexico 24% Latin America besides Mexico 10% Asia
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What are the benefits to legal immigration? Population Growth Between 2010 and 2030, 45% of our population growth will be due to net immigration. Taxes Social Security: huge benefit because enter young, have babies, many leave Income, sales, property, etc: immigrant tax contributions are comparable to rest of households (urban institute)
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What are the cons to legal immigration? Usually low skill workers so drive down wages (businesses think this is good, unions think this is bad)
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2010 for the course POLI SCI 4000 taught by Professor Davis during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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