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Immigrants Bolster Academic and Civic Engagement in the U.S.

by Dr. Anne-Marie Nuñez    |    September 03, 2015

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Rather than draining American society of resources, immigrants significantly enhance the economic, educational and civic development of this country. 


On the whole, immigrants have a limited, if any, effect on job growth for native-born U.S. workers. But they do add to the economy greatly. 


In recent years, foreign-born immigrants have established a disproportionately large share of small businesses, start-ups in Silicon Valley, and international patents. 


In some of the nation’s largest cities, including New York and Los Angeles, immigrant residents who are members of the work force account for a significant amount of economic productivity. Contrary to common assumptions, legal and undocumented immigrant workers typically... continue reading HERE



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