Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association


The Economic Influence of Immigration

Kevin R. Peterson

vol. 5, October 2012, p. 190-205


This paper will focus on the economic effect of immigration, namely on the United States economy, and will explore how immigrants influence the workforce and local economies with a large immigrant population. American immigration policy will be summarized, and the effect of these policies will be examined. The economic impact on the United States government's budget and politics, as well as the healthcare and education systems, will also be explored briefly. Through the analysis of immigration's effect on these sectors, this paper will attempt to determine the net economic effect of immigration on the United States economy.


suggested citation:

Kevin R. Peterson. "The Economic Influence of Immigration." Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association. vol. 5, October 2012, p. 190-205

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