The Benefits of Immigration

by Don Boudreaux on January 17, 2008

in Immigration, Myths and Fallacies

I’m pleased to find that this ten-year-old short article that I’d written on immigration (for the Foundation for Economic Education) is today posted at a website for immigration lawyers.  It’s here.

Here’s an early paragraph:

Each immigrant comes to America to make himself better off. Suppose
government no longer redistributes income to immigrants. Would
immigrants still relocate here? You bet! A handful will come because
some Americans are willing to use their own resources to care for them.
Most immigrants will come because each has sufficient skill and
ambition to profit in the market.


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