Summary of Ten Economic Facts About Immigration

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The current debate about immigration policy in the US is heated, but much widespread belief about immigrants is fallacious. Economists Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney help frame the discussion within a more objective context. Their presentation belies many false assumptions. getAbstract considers their report a useful tool for sorting out the complex issues surrounding this contentious public dispute.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why the US immigration debate is so heated
  • What benefits immigrants bring to the US


“Ten economic facts about immigration” help frame the heated issue within an objective economic context: Today’s immigrants originate from more varied backgrounds than a hundred years ago. Previously, most immigrants were Europeans and Canadians. Today, 31% of migrants are Mexican...
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About the Authors

Michael Greenstone is a professor of environmental economics at MIT. Adam Looney is a senior fellow in economic studies and policy director of the Hamilton Project.

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