Immigration Myths and Facts

Report Author: 
US Chamber of Commerce
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 May

In an effort to counteract misinformation about the impact of immigration on American society, the U.S. Chamber's Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits Division prepared this pamphlet to "refute seven of the most common myths about immigrants coming to our country." The pamphlet "summarize[s] the facts on the relationship of immigrants to Jobs, Wages, Taxes, Population, Crime, Integration and Welfare." The Chamber's review "shows that immigrants significantly benefit the U.S. economy by creating new jobs, and complementing the skills of the U.S. native workforce, with a net positive impact on wage rates overall."(Summary by Nick Montalto.)

Citation: 

US Chamber of Commerce Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits Division. 2011. Immigration Myths and Facts. Washington, D.C.: US Chamber of Commerce.

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center