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Welfare States: Immigrants and Anti-Immigration Argument

welfare states: In the U.S. and in Canada, immigration tends to reduce crime, according to Toronto Star. And both history and data show that in the U.S., immigrants assimilate successfully into the local culture and social fabric. For example, the best available data says that immigrants don't take native-born Americans' jobs, or drive down their wages; indeed, it's more likely that skilled immigrants boost the earnings of the native-born. But there is one anti-immigration argument that sometimes does have merit. Governments in advanced countries tend to levy heavy taxes on the rich, and use these to pay for services for the poor, the old and the sick. In countries with strong welfare states, immigrants can impose a large fiscal burden on the government. ( As reported in the news.