The Immigration Problem
Then and Now
This article appeared in the Winter 1999/00 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.
Lowell E. Gallaway (1930-2019) was Professor of Economics at Ohio University and and co-author of the award-winning Institute book, Out of Work: Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America.
Richard K. Vedder is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Economics at Ohio University, and author of Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America.
Civil Liberties and Human RightsEconomic PolicyEconomyEntitlements and WelfareImmigrationInternational Economics and DevelopmentLabor and EmploymentLaw and LibertyProperty Rights, Land Use, and ZoningRegulationTrade
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