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Report: Immigrants contribute $2 trillion to the GDP

On Behalf of | Nov 7, 2020 | Immigration News |

If you’re interested in the impact that immigrants have on the United States, you can look further than the contributions that immigrants make to the cultural makeup of the country or the fact that most people in this nation are descended from immigrants. Just take a glance at the impact that they have on the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in the United States. It’s impossible to deny that they help the country economically, and it’s a far greater contribution than many people realize. 

For instance, some studies have suggested that the income that workers who were born in other countries bring to the U.S. is about $2 trillion. That happens every year. They work in all sorts of fields, such as:

  • Technology
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Hospitality

Again, this only counts foreign-born workers, so it doesn’t even go far enough. For instance, imagine that a man and a woman immigrate to the U.S. and start a business. While living here, they have three children, who all go to school and start their own businesses. You can gauge some of the impact by the wealth generated through the parents’ original business, but the children are native-born citizens. They don’t factor into those totals, despite the fact that they now also add a lot of wealth to the GDP every year, they create jobs for other workers and they have a big impact on the economy in their area. 

What is clear is that immigrants are very important to this country, and that is never going to change. If you’re interested in immigration, be sure you know exactly what steps to take to accomplish your goals. In today’s climate, it’s important to work with an experienced advocate as soon as possible.


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