Crime and Welfare: Two Myths of Immigration

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  • 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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    Additional resources:

    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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