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Immigrants Are a Bargain, Fiscally Speaking

If you measure correctly, they almost certainly bring in more tax revenue relative to benefits than those of us who were born here.

What do the numbers say?

What do the numbers say?

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In a report issued in 2016, a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine panel on “The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration” concluded that, among other things:

President Donald Trump cited this conclusion in his first address to Congress in February 2017: