The argument that immigrants to the United States take undue advantage of the welfare state, although plausible, is exaggerated or just plain wrong. Excluding refugees, immigrants resort to welfare less often than native-born Americans.
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|Other Independent Review articles by Richard K. Vedder|
|Fall 2013||The Declining Importance of Race and Gender in the Labor Market: The Role of Employment Discrimination Policies|
|Spring 2002||For-Profit Schools Are Making a Comeback|
|Summer 2000||Heavens Door: Immigration Policy and the American Economy|