Crime and Welfare: Two Myths of Immigration
- Published on: 9/5/2019
- Two common myths in the United States about immigration are that more immigrants lead to more crime and more people on welfare. But a closer look reveals that these objections are misguided. In terms of crime, native-born Americans are far more likely to commit crimes than either legal or illegal immigrants. Moreover, federal government benefits are prohibited or delayed for illegal and legal immigrants.
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Read “The Case for More Immigration” David Henderson, available here: https://hvr.co/2OMumJ4
Read John Cochrane’s chapter “Trade and Immigration” in Blueprint for America here: http://hvr.co/2tugsgd
Read “Send Us Your Young, Your Educated” by Edward Lazear in the Wall Street Journal, available here: https://on.wsj.com/2D0nfES
Read “How should we value immigrants, and how should that affect immigration reform?”
by Edward Paul Lazear, available here: https://hvr.co/2FmFMgk
For more on immigration from John Cochrane, click here: http://bit.ly/2sKnvEt
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