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The Benefits Of Immigration

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by dkrank, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. dkrank

    dkrank New Member

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    People always discuss the downsides of immigration, but no one really talks about the benefits immigration brings. The economy only grows when the population grows. More people = more laborers and more consumers. I was just recently looking at an infographic on the benefits that immigration has brought Florida (http://pobjeckylaw.com/how-floridas-immigrants-contribute-to-the-state-infographic/). Immigrant business owners brought in $13.3 billion last year. Florida would suffer $43.9 billion in economic activity and $19.5 billion in gross state product if immigrants left the state.


    I opened this thread up to hear others thoughts and maybe the benefits others have witnessed in other states.
     
  2. JoeF

    JoeF Senior Member

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    I guess you're preaching to the choir...
    Lots of companies, in particular in the IT industry, have been started by immigrants.
    Prominent examples out of the top of my head: Borland (Philippe Kahn), Google (Sergey Brin), eBay (Pierre Omidyar), Tesla, SpaceX (Elon Musk), Facebook (co-founder Eduardo Saverin), Yahoo (Jerry Yang).
     

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