Immigration and the Economy Research Paper by supercalifragilistic

Immigration and the Economy
An in-depth analysis of the economic impact of legal and illegal immigrants on the United States.
# 96476 | 4,455 words | 6 sources | APA | 2007 | US

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The paper examines the reasons behind immigration and who these immigrants generally are. The paper researches the costs and gains to the economy that are involved. The paper shows how in recent times the gulf between the benefits and the costs brought upon by immigration is only widening, due to the larger number of unqualified people coming into the United States. The paper also notes that intelligent, skilled individuals are not attracted so much any more by the opportunities they have in the United States. The paper suggests two possibilities for change in immigration patterns.

Why Do People Migrate?
Who are the Immigrants?
The Economic Perspective
What are the Costs of Immigration?
Where Do They Come From?

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Yeager, Tim, Immigration, Introduction & Statistics, Humboldt State University, Retrieved on the 8th of December 2006, Available online at:
  • Immigration to the United States, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Retrieved on the 8th of Deecember 2006, Available online at:
  • Daniel T. Griswold, The Immigration Question: Were obituaries of the GOP premature?, The National Review Online, November 20, 2002, Retrieved on the 8th of December 2006, Available online at:
  • Stanislav Kelman, , New People: Influence of Immigration on American Economy, April 18, 1993, Retrieved on the 7th of December 2006, Available online at:
  • Parker, Alison, Can human-rights law help to end U.S. mistreatment of non-citizens?, Human Rights Watch, January, 10, 2004, Retrieved on the 8th of December 2006, Available online at:

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