Immigration

 

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MYTH versus FACTS!

MYTH
Immigrants take American jobs.

FACT
Poor government choices such as NAFTA, CAFTA and outsourcing not immigrant workers are the real cause of the "race to the bottom" wages and loss of American jobs in the US. Immigrants are taking jobs no one else in the US wants.

MYTH
Immigrants hurt our economy.

FACT
Undocumented immigrants pay taxes, including Federal, state, and local payroll taxes, Social Security, and Medicare, as well as sales, property, and other taxes. Over 10 years, they pay $17.3 billion in Federal payroll taxes alone, but cannot use public benefits or Social Security.

MYTH
Immigrants commit crimes.

FACT
Immigrants come here to work, not commit crimes. In fact, they are five times less likely than U.S. citizens to be in prison or jail.

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