Considering the fiscal contributions of immigrant households in the United States.

The following argument often circulates through social media and public discourse in the United States: immigrants are “takers”. They come to the U.S. to take advantage of social assistance programs, such as TANF or WIC, without contributing to public coffers through hard work and taxes. Some social researchers have advanced similar arguments. In 1999, economist George Borjas argued that immigrants tend to cluster in states … Continue reading Considering the fiscal contributions of immigrant households in the United States.