In Los Angeles 98% of successful janitors and office cleaners are immigrants.
Immigration grows our economy
Immigrants entrepreneurs are responsible for 30% of the small business growth over the past two decades.
Iconic companies in the U.S. are started by immigrants
eBay, Kraft, Capital One, Proctor & Gamble, Kohl's, AT&T are only a few businesses that created millions of positions for Americans.
No welfare for undocumented immigrants
1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Act states that illegal immigrants do not qualify for benefits.
Immigrants do not abuse benefits
Research shows that the benefit use by immigrants is close to or significantly lower than native-born Americans.
The process to become legal is not easily accessible
39% of people identified for removal have U.S. citizen family members and no legal way to become a citizen themselves.
It takes years to become a lawful citizen
Many millions of people remain on years-long waiting lists for U.S. green cards.
Immigrants do not raise the crime
Increase in concentration of immigrants in neighborhoods reduces the average amount of total crime by a substantial magnitude.
Fewer immigrants in prisons than Americans
Both legal and illegal immigrants have incarceration rates far below those of native-born Americans.
Americans judge immigrants based on their skin and the place they were born
We are influenced not only by racial prejudicebut also negative stereotypes about immigrants socioeconomic status.
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