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The question of what impact immigrants have on the US economy and workers is easily one of the main concerns people have. Not surprisingly, there is not always clear consensus. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a 500-page report that pooled and reviewed data from economists, professors, and specialists of immigration. The results were mixed, but here are some of the main points:
Since unauthorized migration has been such a big topic, it's always worthwhile to look at some actual data. You may want to visit the full site to look at data by state. Keep in mind that 11.1 million represents about 3.5% of the 2014 US population:
How much does "race" play into nativism and anti-immigrant sentiment? It might be worthwhile to consider the race or ethnic characteristics of the US population. The chart takes data from the 2010 US Census.
The question about the the "White" category always comes up, so here are some of the Census definitions to clarify.
DEFINITION OF WHITE USED IN THE 2010 CENSUS According to OMB, “White” refers to a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. The White racial category includes people who marked the “White” checkbox. It also includes respondents who reported entries such as Caucasian or White; European entries, such as Irish, German, and Polish; Middle Eastern entries, such as Arab, Lebanese, and Palestinian; and North African entries, such as Algerian, Moroccan, and Egyptian.
Individuals who chose more than one of the six race categories are referred to as the race in combination population, or …