Illegal Immigration: A Positive Economic Contribution to the United States

Author
Nadadur, Ramanujan
Published July 2009
Journal Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
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Abstract

This paper surveys a range of contemporary issues regarding illegal immigration in the United States, with a focus on the consequences of undocumented immigrants on the economy. The analysis looks at the effects of illegal immigration on jobs and wages in a dual labour market model and the fiscal impacts of illegal immigrants (taxes paid and costs imposed on society through use of public services). The paper argues that illegal immigration has a positive impact on the US economy; although illegal immigrants impose a fiscal cost at the state and local levels, this cost should be addressed by efficiently allocating resources between the federal and state governments.

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Title
Illegal Immigration: A Positive Economic Contribution to the United States
Author
Nadadur, Ramanujan
Year
2009
Journal
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Document Type
Research article
Language*
English
Subjects
Illegal Immigration · Dual Labour Market · Undocumented Migrants · Economic Effects Of Immigration · US Economy

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