REPORT: Immigrants more than pull their weight economicallyPublished: Dec 1, 2009 By: Fiscal Policy Institute
"This report examines the economic role of immigrants in the 25 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. The results are clear: immigrants contribute to the economy in direct relation to their share of the population. The economy of metro areas grows in tandem with immigrant share of the labor force. And, immigrants work across the occupational spectrum, from high-paying professional jobs to low-wage service employment." FPI, Nov. 30, 2009.