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Nine Myths About Immigration

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Publication Date: February 1984

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Julian L. Simon

Topic: Population and demographics (Immigration and immigration policy)

Keywords: Religion

Type: Report


Wherever it may lead, a debate on U.S. immigration policy ought to be based on facts. Regrettably, a number of myths about immigration work against a reasoned debate. The sum of these myths is that immigrants lower the standard of living of U.S. natives. This simply is not supported by the evidence. In the interests of an informed debate on immigration, these myths must be examined.