Immigration is not charity

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September 11, 2011
Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Alex Nowrasteh  
Posted in Commentary

"The biggest misconception about immigration is that it is a zero-sum game -- that there is a finite number of jobs which immigrants 'take' from the native-born and that immigrants consume social services without paying anything in. Several state governments -- including Arizona, Alabama, South Carolina, and others -- have bought into this myth, enacting measures to address what they perceive as problems arising from undocumented immigration. Yet anti-immigration laws hurt not only immigrants, but native-born Americans as well." (09/10/11)  

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