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    Immigrants are parasites

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    Immigrants help the economy grow


    Immigrants help the U.S. economy grow, and they pay taxes that offset the services they use.

    A 2007 report by George W. Bush’s White House Council of Economic Advisers found that immigrants increase gross domestic product "by roughly $37 billion each year because immigrants increase the size of the total labor force, complement the native-born workforce in terms of skills and education, and stimulate capital investment by adding workers to the labor pool."

    Similarly, a 2012 report for the libertarian Cato Institute found that comprehensive immigration reform would "bring substantial economic gains even in the short run." The report explained that the "higher earning power of newly legalized workers translates into an increase in net personal income of $30 billion to $36 billion, which would generate $4.5 to $5.4 billion in additional net tax revenue nationally, enough to support 750,000 to 900,000 new jobs."

    In a December 2007 report detailing the impact of undocumented immigrants on the budgets of local and state governments, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that "[a]ccording to available estimates," there were about "12 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States" at the time and "those immigrants pay individual income, sales, and property taxes." CBO further reported that "the IRS estimates that about 6 million unauthorized immigrants file individual income tax returns each year. Other researchers estimate that between 50 percent and 75 percent of unauthorized immigrants pay federal, state, and local taxes."