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House GOP divided on immigration but united against Senate, Obama - NBCNews.com

House GOP divided on immigration but united against Senate, Obama - NBCNews.com | immigration | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle House GOP divided on immigration but united against Senate, Obama NBCNews.com Recommended: House GOP divided on immigration but united against Senate, Obama · Recommended: VIDEO: First Read Minute: A rough week (so far) for...
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Will A Harvard Medical Study Affect Public Views On The Economic Contributions Of Immigrants?

Will A Harvard Medical Study Affect Public Views On The Economic Contributions Of Immigrants? | immigration | Scoop.it
New research from Harvard Medical School indicates immigrants contribute far more money into federal programs like Medicare than they actually use.

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Nora ImmigrationReform Guadalajara's curator insight, May 31, 2013 6:54 PM

use this when confronted with the lies about this

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Contrary to popular rumor, the immigration population is a plus, not a minus, when it comes to the U.S. health system. 

 

Recent Harvard Medical School points out immigrants contribute more funds into our medical systems than they use. 

 

For several years, at the local, state, and federal levels, anti-immigrant politicians have lamented the huge social costs of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. claiming they are a drain on our public resources like education, law enforcement, and medical care. 

 

Many of them have relied on estimates provided by the anti-immigration Federation for American Immigration Reform, which has pushed the notion that the undocumented population costs the nation as much as $11 billion annually. 

 

The Harvard Medical School report calls the validity of such numbers into question.   


There are indications that immigrants make the economy stronger.

 

For instance, the Harvard study showed that between 2002 and 2009, immigrants contributed $115 billion into Medicare, while only using $28 billion of services.


In another example, the report estimates that in 2009 alone, immigrants contributed 14.7 percent of what was taken in by the Medicare Trust Fund, but only utilized 7.9 percent.


Of course, this study will not silence immigration reform critics and will likely lead to cries of Harvard’s liberal bias – notwithstanding a particular student doctoral thesis supporting the Darwinian notion certain ethnic groups are biologically less capable of intelligent reasoning and thought.


One thing that cannot be denied is that since the ripening Baby Boomer generation will soon be at retirement age, the United States needs the economic contributions of younger immigrant workers, skilled and unskilled to keep programs like Medicare and Social Security going.

Nora ImmigrationReform Guadalajara's curator insight, December 23, 2013 7:33 PM
so many hear and believe that immigrants are a drain on the system. nothing further than the truth.
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Alek Wek On World Refugee Day: Supermodel Shares Story Of First Time She Felt Fear (VIDEO)

South-Sudanese supermodel and UN Goodwill Ambassador Alek Wek joined HuffPost Live to share her story of being a refugee on the run to strutting down fashion runways.
Wek and her family were forced into displacement when she was only 9 years old.
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Entrepreneur Urges Immigration Reform In New OFA Video

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WASHINGTON -- Organizing for Action, the Obama-allied group that sprang from President Barack Obama's campaign network, began its video-driven push for immigration reform on Thursday with the personal story of an immigrant who expanded his business...
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