The Immigration Problem: Then and Now
By Lowell E. Gallaway, Stephen J. Moore, Richard K. Vedder
This article appeared in the Winter 2000 issue of The Independent Review


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.

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   Heaven’s Door: Immigration Policy and the American Economy

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