Immigration and Illegal Aliens are More a Blessing than a Burden - Archives Of Rudolph W. Giuliani,kennedy School Of Government,cambridge, Massachusetts, Thursday,october 10, 1996
… I'm pleased to be with you this evening to talk about the anti-immigrant movement in America.… And why I believe this movement endangers the single most important reason for American greatness, namely, the renewal, reformation and reawakening that's provided by the continuous flow of immigrants who are seeking to create
better lives for themselves and their families &…
As tax day is here, it is worth considering the contributions of legal immigrants to Uncle Sam. A new study by the Library of Congress highlights the extraordinary level of Federal taxes paid by legal immigrants. Recent immigrants—including both those who have not yet naturalized and those who have become citizens—paid an
estimated $55 billion in Federal income taxes in 1995. Withou…
… It has become fashionable for Congress over the last several years to use immigrants as scapegoats and blame them for society's problems. So I am pleased when we focus attention on the many ways in which immigrants have contributed to our country and serve our nation. According to the Cato Institute, immigrants account for
more than 20% of all recipients of the Congressional Medal …
… [A] consensus seems to have emerged in the Congress that immigrants are—as they have been throughout most of our history—beneficial to our economy and assets to our society in other ways as well. This favorable attitude regarding immigration on Capitol Hill is evidenced by the pro-immigrant legislation that has passed the
House and Senate in recent years and the wise rejecti…
… In the past decade, a number of studies have been attempted to address the question of fiscal impacts [of immigration]. Several conclusions have emerged upon which there appears to be fairly widespread agreement. First, immigrants (and immigrant households) pay a considerable amount in taxes to all levels of government.
However, because immigrant incomes are generally lower than native in…
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