The Impact of Immigration on American to the Issues

Saiz, Albert
December 2003
Business Review (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia);2003 Fourth Quarter, p14
Trade Publication
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 1 million people immigrated to the U.S. in 2001--a number not too far from the record 1.3 million who arrived in 1907. Like their fellow newcomers of long ago, latter-day immigrants generally come here for one reason: to seek a better life. Debate still rages today--as it did a century ago--over immigrants' effect on a host country's economic and social structures. Nevertheless, several factors make the current immigration inflows distinctive. In this article, Albert Saiz discusses immigration's impact on a receiving country's labor and housing markets, fiscal systems, and social interactions.


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